Videos: Is Horror Smarter Than You Think?

This new video essay from looks at the question of whether horror smarter than you think. Most viewers don't think of the horror genre when it comes to being intellectual and featuring social commentary.  The extreme violence that is many of the films tends to blind people from noticing any type of commentary. Add on top of the that the belief by some that watching this type of violence can lead to violent behavior has put a stigma on the genre, with the belief that the movies have no value. But in between the slashers, zombies, monsters, and everything else there is often a pertinent message or look at societal issues. From Night of the Living Dead to Get Out, social commentary has been weaved into many popular horror movies. Check out the video below.