What Horror Movies Would Jesus Watch? Here's Brian Godawa's List


For some religious folk, the mere suggestion that Jesus would watch a horror movie is blasphemy. I mean, aren’t all horror movies about promoting fear and evil with stories of gross violence from demonic monsters and the like?

The short answer is no. Horror stories do deal with fear and evil, and sometimes violence and demonic monsters, but not necessarily for the purposes of promoting such things. The horror genre is an amoral genre of storytelling that can be used for good or evil—just like any other genre, be it romance, action, fantasy, etc. Rather, it is more often used for moral education against evil, you know, like God does when he uses the horror genre in his holy narrative, the Bible.

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