|Considering the only trailer I could find of it has "scaryforkids.com" in the corner it is probably not going to leave me chilled.|
I actually had to look this up because I find the term “genre” to be really odd. It could be described in terms of tone, subject matter, themes, or setting (for instance, “Ex Machina” is a cerebral-feminist-science fiction film, while “Shawn of the Dead” is a horror-comedy-romance). There are even genres that are styles of filmmaking, like Dogma, documentary, or found footage. So looking on horroronscreen.com I found that the subgenres of horror mostly have to do with what is causing the horror.
I guess Paranormal, for the reasons listed above. Going a little deeper I find that people going mad or breaking under the pressure of paranormal influence adds to it. I like “Insidious”, “Sinister”, “The Conjuring”, “In the Mouth of Madness”, “Jacob’s Ladder”, but I don’t really like “The Shining” which would be most people’s ultimate example of this, because I find it boring.
Going back more than a decade to “The Ring”. I do not know why but it came together. The mystery element, the sense of the oncoming specter of death, and some of the horrific violence (or implied violence) that is well used. I felt tense watching “The Ring”.
Strangely, the article I reference this photo from does not share my opinion of her.
Really my tastes are already kind of served. Since I do not consume too much of the material and I can read metaphors into what is already there just fine. Horror movies tend to explore what I find scary to an adequate level. Haunted by past trauma and anxiety, a loss of control in one’s life spiraling out of control into madness.