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1. "Any writer of horror needs to at least have a good, solid love of the genre. Also, good horror writers need to have a slightly twisted sense of humor. Without humor, horror just isn't as good."
Author: Alistair Cross
2. "Good horror is written by people who understand that fear is one of the cardinal passageways into the core of humanity. Good horror is generally written by folks who grew up on horror; books, movies, etc. You can't simply decide to write—in any genre—if you don't first have an understanding of the topic and a strong mental backlog of reference."
Author: Alistair Cross
3. "No, the horror genre is not my first love. I don't run to the theater to see horror films."
Author: Amanda Righetti
4. "I am a fan of the monster and horror genre but that's not my style as a director."
Author: Bong Joon Ho
5. "I think horror can and should be classy. I enjoy seeing it raised up not lowered down to the lowest common denominator. There's prejudice against the horror genre and I think sometimes that's the fault of the authors involved."
Author: Carole Gill
6. "The fact that 'A Dirty Job' has comedy and supernatural horror in it, that both are woven in and out of it with a whimsical tone, despite the fact that it's about death, makes it hard to characterize with standard genre labels - but I have no problem with that. I'd call it a funny story about death, and leave it at that."
Author: Christopher Moore
7. "Horror is so often a 'thinkless' genre, sort of considered popcorn movies, but you really put a lot of, not just heart and soul, but a lot of physical energy into it."
Author: Fran Kranz
8. "I'm quite a rational person. I'm not very superstitious, but I really do enjoy horror as a genre."
Author: Gemma Chan
9. "If one horror film hits, everyone says, 'Let's go make a horror film.' It's the genre that never dies."
Author: George A. Romero
10. "I see horror as part of legitimate film. I don't see it as an independent genre that has nothing to do with the rest of cinema."
Author: Guillermo Del Toro
11. "The horror genre is not my favorite. I think it's fun, there's a great place for it and I get a kick out of it, but some stuff I'm too old for. You can't just take 10 guys and stick them in a cabin and off them one at a time - I'm not vested."
Author: Jackie Earle Haley
12. "Down the road a bit, I would like to write a couple of stand-alone adult novels, especially in the horror genre. I've got lots of things up my sleeve."
Author: James Dashner
13. "I have been blessed to have been working since I was 11. I think horror is an underrated genre. When done really well like in 'The Ruins', it pays homage to some of the stuff I really love in the '70s and incurs some of that energy the fanbase really wants to see."
Author: Jonathan Tucker
14. "In horror, character development is often pushed aside in favor of the shock value. The best genre movies to me are movies like The Shining. You had a connection to the characters in that film."
Author: Joshua Leonard
15. "Horror movies scare me. I don't really watch them. I'm not a big horror genre fan. I like certain classic horror - like 'Alien', 'Jaws', 'The Exorcist', stuff like that."
Author: Katharine Isabelle
16. "I love doing horror with comedy twists and I think it's a really fun genre."
Author: Katrina Bowden
17. "Horror itself is a bit of a bullied genre, the antagonist being literary snobbery and public misconception. And I think good horror tackles our darkest fears, whatever they may be. It takes us into the minds of the victims, explores the threats, disseminates fear, studies how it changes us. It pulls back the curtain on the ugly underbelly of society, tears away the masks the monsters wear out in the world, shows us the potential truth of the human condition. Horror is truth, unflinching and honest. Not everybody wants to see that, but good horror ensures that it's there to be seen."
Author: Kealan Patrick Burke
18. "I had one woman come up to me in a bookstore and say, 'You know, everyone told me it was a horror book, but when I finished it, I realized that it was a love story.' And she's absolutely right. In some ways, genre is a marketing tool."
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
19. "One night I begged Robin, a scientist by training, to watch Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman' with me on PBS. He lasted about one act, then turned to me in horror: 'This is how you spend your days? Thinking about things like this?' I was ashamed. I could have been learning about string theory or how flowers pollinate themselves. I think his remark was the beginning of my crisis of faith. Like so many of my generation in graduate school, I had turned to literature as a kind of substitute for formal religion, which no longer fed my soul, or for therapy, which I could not afford.... I became interested in exploring the theory of nonfiction and in writing memoir, a genre that gives us access to that lost Middlemarch of reflection and social commentary."
Author: Mary Rose O'Reilley
20. "But my problem with fantasy, and horror, and related genres, is that sometimes the problems are illogical."
Author: Octavia Butler
21. "I don't care for horror and fantasy films. I never go to see them in the theater. I know I've played in many of them, but I didn't do them because of their genre - I did them just because I loved their scripts."
Author: Peter Weller
22. "I'm a huge sci-fi/fantasy/horror guy. I love anything in the sci-fi or fantasy genre."
Author: Sean Hayes
23. "I wasn't a fan of horror movies before 'Saw,' but through these films, I have definitely become a big fan and really come to respect and appreciate the genre and the fans that support it."
Author: Shawnee Smith
24. "It was a weird thing for me, because I don't read vampire books. I don't watch vampire movies. I'm not into the horror genre. I'm a wuss, I'm a scaredy cat."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
25. "I love the horror genre and the thriller genre, so I've got no problem with playing a psycho."
Author: Valorie Curry
26. "It's safe to say that 'Horror,' as a fictional genre, has claim to it's own canon. There is a definite history that can be traced back to the origins of human language, both orally and written, and now multimedia based. We at this point, have access to the full gambit of 'genre' Horror in all its hybrid forms (electronically at least). Sub-genres ensure that Horror can and will multiply in its complexities and evolve along with human fears."
Author: William Cook

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