Is the horror movie genre on the way to a revival of sorts?

@arjun999 (1004)
India
March 18, 2008 5:17am CST
The horror movie genre was its best in the 1970s and 80s when classics like 'The Exorcist' , 'Texas chainsaw massacre',' Halloween' etc hit the cinemas. But durind the late 1980s and most of the 90s it hit a low point where most horror flicks were made direct to video and the ones which got released in theateres flopped. Now from 2000 onwards the horror film is showing a revival of sorts. Remakes of several classics are being made at an unprecedented rate. Several original movies like 'The descent' ,'28 weeks later', 'Saw', 'The mist' etc have hit the screens. Do you think that the genre is reviving?
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• United States
18 Mar 08
Horror films will always be popular.There will be better films than others but it isn't a declining genre.I feel that the indie horror film will take over the studio type. Remember Blair Witch? I think that there will be different types of horror films and that is great for the genre.
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@arjun999 (1004)
• India
19 Mar 08
Ya mate, different types of fims are being made now. Blair witch project was a classic. But i guess studio movie survival is important for the genre.
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• United States
19 Mar 08
There is room for all kinds of horror films.
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
18 Mar 08
It looks like it is but that is probably due more to the technology available to make them more realistic. The only problem is, that I don't think they are any scarier and the scariest film I've seen was the original 'Psycho' because your imagination can run riot as there isn't any explicit horror shown.
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@arjun999 (1004)
• India
19 Mar 08
Ya man, technology cannot improve the extent of scariness of a movie. It depends on the skills of the director to make a really scary movie. Alfred Hitchcock made some really scary movies with little technology at his time.
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