Technology Is Killing Horror Movies

February 10, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Scott Tobias wrote about the difficulty of making horror movies today:

  • Technology used to be great for horror movies. In an age before caller ID, mysterious strangers could taunt people, perhaps from inside the house – before lines were abruptly cut.
  • Now though films must lamely note that cell service is down, or else help would be an Uber away.
  • For a brief moment “found footage” films – like the Blair Witch Project – offered hope for movies recorded using handheld devices. But their novelty has dulled.
  • The widespread use of drones could make the problem even worse. Being able to fly high above a haunted mansion or forest will provide too much tension sapping perspective.

Read more on The Guardian.