I have a deep affection for horror stories that can tackle serious emotional, historical and/or socio-political topics with intelligence and thoughtfulness. I have all the love in the world for more nuanced, patient, and layered horror fiction. Recent stories like The Babadook or The Witch, or one of my personal favorite horror films, A Tale of Two Sisters, come to mind. I can watch those movies again and again throughout most of the year.
Not so much, however, when it’s Halloween season.