“All horror is political, whether the creators want it to be or not. Before you head straight to the comments with your list of apolitical horror films, let me define my terms. By “political,” I don’t necessarily Republican or Democrat (although it can certainly be that). Rather, I mean political in the classical sense, which is “pertaining to the polis.” For the ancient Greek stoics, the polis was the space between the oikos (the home) and the cosmos (the rest of the world). It was your social area, best represented in cities and nations. As soon as you leave the familiarity of your home and family, but before you enter the complete unfamiliarity of the cosmos, you’re in the polis. And within the polis, everything is by definition political.”

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