Horror

In Paisley Livingston & Carl Plantinga (eds.), Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film (2008)
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Three questions have occupied much of the philosophical literature on cinematic horror: What is horror? How is it able to frighten and disgust? Why do we seek out horror if it horrifies? Although there are numerous other important topics, this entry will focus on these three general questions, since they motivate the overwhelming majority of the philosophical writing on cinematic horror.
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