Why Horror? is a feature documentary following horror fan Tal Zimerman as he looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we love to be scared.
Horror entertainment instantly attracts or repulses audiences. And yet, it’s a global phenomenon. Millions of people love it, but horror fans are often misunderstood. Tal Zimerman should know. He’s one of them.
Tal is a horror journalist and a full-fledged fan of everything deep dark and disgusting. But lately he's been asking himself WHY? Why is it that he and millions of other people are obsessed with horror?
Tal is on a journey to understand how horror affects his mind. Why is he disturbed by gruesome imagery showcased in the news, but thrives on blood and guts found in movies, books, music, graphic novels and video games? Tal sits down with leading genre filmmakers, writers, musicians, historians, scientists and psychologists, to discover why we enjoy being scared.
Horror is popular worldwide, but different cultures present it in unique ways. Tal travels around the globe to explore how local traditions and beliefs shape the creation and perception of horror in the biggest horror consuming countries.
Tal wants to know - WHY Horror?
Directors: Rob Lindsay, Nicolas Kleiman
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