The Heretic: A Dark Song (dir. Liam Gavin, 2016)

Horror is a religious experience. 

That, anyway, is my favorite explanation for horror fandom; the answer to the puzzling question of why there are festivals and podcasts and magazines and (ahem) newsletters, all dedicated to promoting and celebrating movies that are intentionally distressing to watch. It’s not that horror fans endorse real-world violenc…

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