How do you scare people when movies like 'Saw,' 'Hostel' and 'The Human Centipede' routinely feature appendages being slashed off or faces sewed to other people's body parts? That's the problem theme parks are currently facing each Halloween. The haunted house has been a tradition for generations, however, places like Universal Studios, which host Halloween-themed events each year, are increasingly having trouble freaking out audiences who've been desensitized thanks to the torture porn genre. In the Thursday edition of the New York Times, Brooks Barnes speaks to the team behind Universal's annual Horror Nights, and discovers difficulties they face every fall.
categories Movies, Horror