New Movie ‘Nefarious’ Tackles The Horrors Of Modern Secularism

‘Nefarious’ is a rare horror film worthy of being called art because of its ability to adeptly address truly existential cultural woes.


Nowadays, it seems like in order to create a successful horror movie that isn’t a sequel in a legacy franchise, filmmakers have to incorporate at least two of the following: gore, vulgarity, and demonic possession. The horror genre drastically over-utilizes guts, gorgons, and naked gals, typically leaving something to be desired from the writing. The genre seems to rely more on eliciting physical responses than contributing to broader cultural discourse. And in this way, horror films are more akin to amusement park rides than they are art.

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