Exploring the genre of Fear – F News

I was recently given a profile in F Newsmagazine, a student pub at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Many thanks to Rita DeAngelo for a thoughtful and well-written article!

“More than comedy or drama, Barsotti explained, the fear genre is transcultural. Everyone is afraid of the unknown, the supernatural, the Other. As he sees it, decent horror is viscerally frightening, good horror is psychologically frightening, and great horror is both. By creating relatable scenarios, Barsotti’s horror is heightened. The audience members then can associate with it, recalling fears and projecting them onto what they are watching unfold. In this way, the viewers fill the unanswered with their own thoughts, inciting fear in a more personal way.” Read full article

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