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Alas, this is cute but also flawed and I need to point out I don’t endorse cultural appropriation: I’d like this flow chart a lot more if Canal+ hadn’t chosen to include Indian ghosts, feathers, teepees, and the titles “Screaming Sioux” and “Dead Papoose”. But I know that you, dear readers, are a respectful and culturally-sensitive lot who don’t condone or engage in cultural appropriation either, and I trust you to enjoy the rest of the chart while ignoring that unfortunate and offensive choice. I’ll also point out for the literal-minded that actor and stunt-person safety is paramount and no, you shouldn’t keep filming if someone on your set is injured (nor do I think any of you would).
If you were to write or make a horror film, what are some of the choices (listed here, or in the genre at large) that you’d like to subvert?
If you’ve ever been part of making a horror film (and I know at least a few of you have!), how does this chart match up with or diverge from your experience?
Horror fans, what do you love about horror? What are your favourite horror films, horror writers and horror filmmakers? Who are your influences when you write horror?
PS Happy Halloween!