More than any other films horror films are inclined to stand above the action. Even beyond movies like Shaun of the Dead, Scream and now Cabin in the Woods there are the torture films trying to one up each other or the ultra high-concept mashups that do things like toss Abe Lincoln into a monster movie.
So can horror films stop commenting on horror films and just try to scare people? I get into the question this week at The Film Experience. Go check it out.