Directed by Nicolas Kleiman, Rob Lindsay
WHY HORROR is a feature length documentary following horror journalist Tal Zimerman as he looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we love to be scared. Horror is a global phenomenon. Millions of people love it, yet horror fans are often misunderstood. Tal Zimerman should know. He is one of them. Tal is a Canadian journalist and a full-fledged fan of everything deep, dark and disgusting. But lately he’s been asking himself - Why?
Horror journalist Tal Zimerman looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we love to be scared.
Cast: Tal Zimerman, Alexandre Aja, Eli Roth, John Carpenter
A lot of us horror gurus can relate on so many levels when it comes to this documentary! I see so many elements of my horror personality in Tal, and I think you can too once you watch this movie.
I was afraid this would be another documentary trying too hard to dramatize shit and overuse creepy music. I was wrong. The tone is wholesome and the question 'why horror?' is treated as a philosophical debate rather than a mystery to solve. I was very happy to see representation of horror fans from many cultural background and how open minded the host is. the part where his mother has to watch horror clips with him for science reminded me so much of my mum and I. The format is wrong however. As a series it could have dug so much deeper on the interesting aspects of horror it featured.
Well made documentary about why we all watch horror.
Pretty cool documentary!