I grew up as a really sheltered kid – well, as far as books and movies went. I didn’t even see The Terminator until I was in college.
So when I was exposed to horror movies for the first time as an older teen (to classics like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead), I was overcome. Mostly just because I was so unused to it, but still – I could not wrap my head around the idea that people willingly exposed themselves to such terrible concepts. Continue reading In Defense of YA Horror