Are horror films C(c)atholic?

 (Back in 2013 I posted this on Reel Spirituality's website and since there is always conversations about whether or not we should even watch horror movies, I think it's a good time to post in on my blog. Enjoy! Right on time for Halloween....)The first horror film I ever saw at age eight, indeed the first film I ever saw in a theater, was the 1959 House on Haunted Hill. It starred Vincent Price, and I now know it was directed by William Castle, called “the poor man’s Hitchcock,” who … [Read more...]

“The Conjuring” – are horror films C(c)atholic?

The first horror film I ever saw at age eight, indeed the first film I ever saw in a theater, was the 1959 House on Haunted Hill. It starred Vincent Price, and I now know it was directed by William Castle, called “the poor man’s Hitchcock,” who churned out many “B” thriller movies. Although Castle’s genre was the psychological thriller, his films are subgenres of horror. House on Haunted Hill was projected in “Emergo”, one of the gimmicks Castle was known for. In this case it meant that a large f … [Read more...]


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