Horror and humor are probably the two most subjective genres out there, which makes it difficult to provide a list of tips for success. Maybe this is because I regularly read “The Cask of Amontillado” before bedtime when I was six, but I don’t find Stephen King vaguely scary. Or Lovecraft, or Poe. (I do get nice tinglies from the latter. Also Shirley Jackson. WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE is amazing.)
I’m almost glad I didn’t see this in the theaters. Almost.
At the same time, I’m terrified of heights. I don’t need something that’s horror to give me sweaty palms. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol? Fun movie with great action, but…yeah. And for those of you who have a problem with viscera, I don’t think George R. R. Martin would be called horror by anyone other than the most sensitive, but some of the scenes in the book and the show are gut-churning.