In turbulent times, horror movies can be strangely comforting – Professor Trimble

With a global pandemic upon us, who needs scary movies? Lots of us, as it turns out. During the first weeks of lockdown, the 2011 movie Contagion soared in popularity on streaming TV, and a sequel is now in the works. And even before the pandemic, horror movies started to experience a renaissance unseen since the genre’s “Golden Age” in the 1970s.

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