I’m frequently asked why I enjoy watching horror movies. It’s a polarizing genre and it often gets a bad name from critics. As with any fringe genre, however, horror fans are a dedicated bunch.
My parents (particularly my dad) were strict. I wasn’t allowed to watch Rated R movies until I was 17 and, being a good kid, I I avoided disappointing my parents, but I was still fascinated by horror movies. My mom was a horror and true crime fan and when my dad was overseas, she often rented scary movies. Since I wasn’t allowed to watch them with her, I would beg her to explain the plots to me.
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