The Rise Of Hometown Horror

The small horrors seeping from the corners of everyday life have been the subject of storytellers for decades. From Alfred Hitchcock’s voyeuristic Rear Window to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, the inexplicable mysteries of our typically mundane existence have always had their teeth in readers and moviegoers. While most of us love a good thriller, the horror genre itself has gained popularity among those who might not consider themselves lovers of the macabre. Everyday people are starting to love horror, and major networks and movie studios have taken note.