new Canadian documentary on the horror film genre entitled WHY HORROR? will be
featured at the Cannes Film Festival this month. The film follows horror fan Tal Zimerman across
the globe as he talks to filmmakers on the nature of horror to understand why audiences
pay good money to be scared.
stops in Japan, England, Mexico, the United States and Canada, WHY HORROR? features
interviews with Eli Roth (HOSTEL), George A. Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD),
John Carpenter (THE THING) Alexandre Aja (HIGH TENSION), Alex de la Iglesia
(THE LAST CIRCUS), Ben Wheatley (KILL LIST) Simon Barrett (V/H/S/2), Takashi
Shimizu (THE GRUDGE), Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM, Nicolas Lopez (AFTERSHOCK),
writer Kier-La Janisse (HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN) and FANGORIA
Editor-in-Chief/filmmaker Chris Alexander.
by Rob Lindsay and Nicolas Kleiman, WHY HORROR? is being prepped for
release just in time for Halloween 2014.
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