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Here lately, it would seem that Horror is on the decline. Ticket sales seem to bear out what the nay-sayers are spouting with films like Land of the Dead netting only 20 million and dropping at an alarming rate after their first week in the theater. What is your opinion?
 

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I concur with all the above. I also think that there has been an oversaturation in the Horror DVD/Home Video market of just pure garbage. I see it all the time when I go rent. Folks browsing in the Horror section will pick up just about anything if it has a Zombie or a demonic face on the cover without studying ahead to see if they're renting quality viewing by checking out websites dedicated to such fare. They take their rentals home, pop it in the player and their minds are assaulted with a barrage of crap. When they hear of a new Horror film hitting the theaters, they don't want to take a chance that the film may be good or pay the price for a ticket FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY when rentals are so much cheaper. The movie public has been burned many times over. You can't really blame them. It's easier to buy into something that has household name stars like say, Julia Roberts or Robert DeNiro, than to risk hard earned money on no-name actors and directors who don't have a solid reputation with the masses.

I think the slump will last awhile longer at least. If they don't quit it with the remakes, or casting such no-talents like Paris Hilton or Nicholas Cage in certain roles, it may be a very long time before a worthy successor to the throne comes along, ends the decline and puts Horror back on the pedestal of prominance.
 
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