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Why Horror?

October 11, 2013

Well, here’s an interesting new Kickstarter project you should check out: Tal Zimerman‘s documentary Why Horror? – A New Documentary. A look at the psychology behind the horror phenomena – be it film, art, literature or video games – it’s got a great round up of people in it trying to explain the wheres and whys of this polarizing subject: Film makers, historians, psychologists, sociologists etc., with names including directors George Romero, John Carpenter and Don Coscarelli (Phantasm! Yay!) just to name a few.

The project is helmed by quite an impressive roster of peeps: Tal has done work for both Rue Morgue and Fangoria magazines; and directors/producers/editors Nicolas Kleiman and Rob Lindsay got previous experience from several documentaries, including Kazak: The Making of Avraga. They aim to make the most comprehensive documentary on the subject, and by the looks of the pitch video I’d say they’re onto creating it.

Pledges range from $10 CAD up to $8,000 CAD, with goodies including everything from t-shirts, blu-rays and dvds to attending pre-screenings and premiere parties (and do note that a $20 CAD pledge or more gives you screen credit to add on your IMDB). Join ’em on Facebook here and check out the campaign here.

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