Why Horror?

2014, Documentary

WHY HORROR? is a feature length documentary following horror journalist and super fan Tal

Zimerman as he looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we

love to be scared. Tal travels the world and meets with the genre’s leading filmmakers, writers,

historians, psychologists and sociologists to discover how horror looks in different cultures. He goes

beyond the ordinary in order to uncover – WHY HORROR?

FEATURING: John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Elijah Wood, Eli Roth, Ben Wheatley, Alex de la Iglesia, Alexander Aja, Takashi Shimizu, Don Coscarelli, Jen & Sylvia Soska, Barbara Crampton, Dave Alexander, Gary Pullin, Colin Geddes, Andrea Subissatti, Simon Barrett, Elvis Mitchell, Alan Jones, Shinji Mikami, and many more

  • BEST DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM (nominee) – Canadian Screen Awards

  • BEST DOCUMENTARY OF YEAR – Rue Morgue Magazine 

  • WINNER AUDIENCE FAVOURITE AWARD – Feratum Film Festival - Mexico 

  • BRONZE MEDAL AUDIENCE AWARD - Toronto After Dark - Canada

  • WINNER BEST POSTER - Toronto After Dark - Canada

  • VOTED TOP 10 Best Horror Doc Every Horror Fan Should Watch – Filmschoolrejects

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