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Upcoming Documentary Asks the Question WHY Horror? at Cannes

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Upcoming Documentary Asks the Question WHY Horror? at CannesWhat is it about horror that we love so much? Why are we so into being terrified and seeing innocent people killed in the most brutal ways? Have you ever pondered these questions? Longtime fan Tal Zimerman has, and he’s made a documentary that sets out to answer them.

Screen Daily reports that WTFilms will be bringing Zimerman’s documentary WHY Horror?, which delves into the psychology of horror around the world, to Cannes. Among the interviewed subjects are names like George Romero and John Carpenter as well as Eli Roth, Alexandre Aja, Alex de la Iglesia, Ben Wheatley, Simon Barrett, Takashi Shimizu, Don Coscarelli, and Nicolas Lopez.

For us who are fans of horror films and are dedicated to selling them, this is a dream come true,” said WTFilms co-founder Gregory Chambet. “It’s fascinating to see that people from any country or gender are horror lovers and that scary movies translate the same everywhere. This is a love letter to genre, and it couldn’t be more fitting for WTFilms.”

WTFilms will premiere a promo and 15 minutes of footage in Cannes.

In the meantime, check out the trailer for the doc below, and you’ll find more clips over on the WHY Horror? YouTube channel. For more info visit the official WHY Horror? website, “like” WHY Horror? on Facebook, and follow WHY Horror? on Twitter.

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