|"But, sir....doesn't that term sound incredibly pretentious and stupid?"|
Yes, Ghost, that term does indeed sound pretentious and downright vacuous. It sounds like something someone might use to try and put a distance between things. And that's troubling, because it is a prevailing notion in the industry that horror as a genre is trash. Horror movies are seen as something to be scoffed at rather than spark intelligent discourse. So, when a horror film comes out that actually does that, there is this parade of twats out the gate saying that it's not a horror film but it's "more of a thriller" or perhaps it's "a dramatic suspense film with elements of terror". Or they can just use a vapid term to umbrella them: post-horror.
|"I dunno, that still sounds pretty fucking dumb."|
|"Just vomit CGI zombies at the audience, I'm sure that'll work."|
|I'm not kidding, I do actually have a headache right now.|
|We're going to finally cover the work of one of those people in October.|
|Follow that, ya blats.|