This XKCD cartoon caught my eye.
Go to the original to read the mouseover text.
I’ve never understood why horror films exist at all. When one’s seen enough real-life horror, the movie imitation thereof is merely a reminder of things one would much rather forget – in fact, which one would much rather never have seen at all.
Comedy horror, on the other hand, is a horse of a different color. Who can forget “Love At First Bite“?
And then there’s the famous thread on The Firing Line, started by our own Lawdog, titled “Lines I’d like to hear in a horror movie someday“. It’s as funny today as when I first saw it. If you haven’t read it yet, you’re in for a treat.