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Who Scares the Scarers?

posted by Nell Minow

The New York Times asked people who make scary movies about the movies that scared them in a piece called What Spooks the Masters of Horror?  The answer turns out to be pretty much the same things that scare the rest of us.  Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining was mentioned by director Ti West (“The House of the Devil”) and Guillermo del Toro (“Blade” and this week’s “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”). The Exorcist terrified John Landis (“An American Werewolf in London”) and Eric Red (“The Hitcher”).  Check out what else scared who and why in this goosebumpy survey.

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