Because the nature of these films is often distant from the, arguably, “traditional” sense of cinema (classical Hollywood cinema, or CHH), viewership can be challenging, and sometimes even isolating.
Horror, as a genre of film, posits filmmakers to reveal the cruelty of a situation, especially regarding social issues, and provides a safe space in which audiences are invited to spectate and digest information simultaneously. In the examination of social issues in horror films, many will find that the important themes are present beyond the surface. A viewer must be willing to see through the blood and the gore, to look over the pile of bones, and pick apart the skin to analyze the role in which intersectionality has in the scope of horror as a genre, and cinema as a discourse.
Tom was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to answer some more interview questions. He talks independent filmmaking and how much he admires Will Forget, both as a person, and as a gifted actor.
A common misconception occurs when discussing certain aspects of genre films, particularly in the suspense/horror field; that men make up most of the spectatorship role. It remains true, however, that there are far more male directors. As per a study conducted in 2017 by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, male directors outnumber
The nominations are here, and with a couple of surprises and, of course, many snubs.