October 14, 2009
If horror movies no longer give you nightmares, there's a growing industry waiting to scare you out of your wits -- haunted attractions which have benefitted from live talent leaving Hollywood as computers take their roles.
Rob Weiner, who lectures on the history of horror cinema at Texas Tech University Libraries, said these attractions provided something movies can't -- an in-your-face experience.
"Audiences today have seen it all it seems. With transgressive material all over the Internet and the many exorcist, zombie, vampire, torture porn sequels, nothing is scary anymore," he said.