A recent article published by the New Republic titled "What Its Says About You If You Enjoy Horror Movies" sent ripples of anger through the horror community. Citing 30 year old research and a pair of films that fall under the fantasy and biblical epic categories, author Alice Robb made some egregious assumptions about horror fans. One of the most striking and tone deaf arguments of the article was the assumption that women either don't enjoy or lack the strong constitution for horror movies. We sat down with head Horror Honey KAT, Boston filmmaker IZZY LEE, Day of The Woman's BJ-COANGELO & our own DEDE CRIMMINS to discuss this article and what it means to them to be a horror fan/journalist/filmmaker.
For your reading enjoyment, we present links to the original article along with several refutations:
The New Republic "What It Says About You If You Enjoy Horror Movies"
The Horror Honeys "To Know Horror Fans Is To Love Them"
Day of the Woman "ThisIs What It Really Says If You Like Horror Movies"
All Things Horror "A Refutation Of The New Republics Ill-Informed and Inaccurate Anti-Horror Article"