Horror?


So a guy gets killed - twice. How and why is this categorized as horror?


"I've been living off toxic waste for years, and I'm fine! Just ask my other heads!"

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It's unmistakably Thriller, and Thriller often gets tossed in with Horror. The supernatural can also cause an automatic Horror categorization.

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In 1975 a better category for this film might be "occult"---anything having to do with reincarnation, hypnosis, the supernatural, telepathy, the unexplained, astrology, clairvoiyance---these topics were in style and so was Michael Sarazzin. The movie and the stars were "in" and "hip" at the time. (Also, I was an extra during the filming at UCLA).
It was the scene where there was an outdoor conversation with a professor. I can be seen briefly in the background.

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I saw this movie in 1975 in the theater. I was about 19 years old and a sophomore in college. While it wasn't "edge of your seat "scary, I found it to be creepy for sure! I remember having really bizarre nightmares after seeing it. To me, movies like this are far more interesting and "scary" than all the blood and gore flicks out there. I just finished watching it on YouTube...not great quality, but watchable. I think it's the only time I've seen it since 1975.

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Does getting killed twice prevent this from being horror? It's really more of a supernatural thriller anyway.

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It's supernatural. That's usually enough to lump it in with horror.

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