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
I found this a bit underwhelming, Everything presented feels informative but if you break down this documentary for horror fans it brings nothing really interesting to light. the ending discussing how all of this research and science behind the love for horror is unexplainable made me feel like all of his subject matter was for fun and nothing to be gained other than his hobby took him to some cool places most horror fans dream of.
A great, wide-reaching look into the human fascination with the horrific!
Interesting retrospective/introspective documentary on horror and how it affects us. I greatly enjoyed watching this and even related a lot with it. Despite having come out as Trans late in life, I still have a great appreciation with the macabre I just write it now as well as watch.
Really engaging and entertaining for a documentary, glad I saw it.