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Modern horror is strong?

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Cassandra Peterson believes horror has evolved for the better.

The 70-year-old star – who rose to fame as Elvira, from the 1988 comedy horror film “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark” – believes the genre is currently in a strong position because the directors rely more on psychological elements to create tension. , rather than blood and blood.

She told SFX magazine: “I actually think it’s getting better.

“There was a period in the 90s, early 2000s, where it got more CGI-based and so self-explanatory, some of it is so gory and so gory. Blood and blood don’t bother me, I love it, but it left nothing to your imagination. It’s kind of a throwback to where people make horror movies that are more psychological thrillers, more in your own imagination. Don’t show it all.

Cassandra praised how the genre has branched out in recent years.

She said, “There is some great stuff out there. The great part is that the more women get involved with horror as writers, directors, stars – this part breathes a whole new energy into the horror genre. And then it diversified too.

“Before, there were only white people. That’s so boring. Now everyone’s going for the horror, and that makes things so much better. People don’t realize that it’s going to expand it and make it so much more interesting and creative.

Elvira cited her favorite horrors of recent years such as “Get Out”, “The Witch” and “Midsommar” to sound more real, as opposed to a 90s slasher.

She said: “They are more like ghost stories I heard when I was a kid around the campfire. They’re real, they’re not slasher with a knife or something – which I take to be reality. I consider them to be fantasy. They are more fun while also being incredibly scary.


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