How we did it: Dying is Easy. Scary is Hard
The oft-cited line “dying is easy, comedy is hard” gets an update in this discussion of darkness and genre filmmaking. Comedy is hard, but scary is even harder! Are scares more difficult to deliver than laughs? Is inciting fear and tension more elusive than creating something funny? Why do horror and macabre genres “get no respect”? Disturbing, morbid and unsettling feelings are sensations that audiences may try to avoid, but aren’t they just as important and inspiring as happy endings and feelgood takeaway? Spooky filmmakers tell their side of the story.
FORGOTTEN REASON (Sweden) – PETER LARSSON: Director
SIA (Denmark) – SOFIE MARIE KRISTENSEN: Editor
THE ABSENCE OF EDDY TABLE (Norway) – RUNE SPAANS: Director