The Film Comment Podcast: Horrific Non-Horror
Horror movies are the usual choice for Halloween viewing. But we here at Film Comment got to wondering: what are the scariest movies that are not horror films? There are many ways a movie can get under your skin, and it’s not always through gore or the supernatural. To discuss this notion, FC Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold got together with Film Comment regular Michael Koresky and Ashley Clark, senior repertory programmer at BAM. Each chose one or two movies (including Cabaret, Bamboozled, and Todd Haynes’s Safe) that frightened them, but don’t fall into the horror genre, leading to an intriguing discussion of how movies get under your skin. Sleep tight!