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One thing I've noticed is that there's a spectrum when it comes to comfort levels with ambiguity as a plot device in horror. Some people prefer the very ambiguous, creeping, growing dread of films such as Witch and Hereditary while others prefer the explicit, in-your-face, "I'm going to kill you right now with this knife I'm holding in my hand"-sort of unambiguous terror like in slasher films. I fall almost completely on the side of the former; I don't want to see what the monster looks like or even know if there's really a monster there at all, I just want to be afraid that there could be a monster and believe it's probably horrible, if so. What about you?
 

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I prefer the more psychological-type horror. I don't want to see the monster right in the beginning but I do eventually want to see at least some of it. I loved the Witch but Hereditary not so much. My taste in movies is hard to nail down. I think my favorite horror movie is the Mist. I love how we see the monsters but we have no idea what they are or where they came from (until the very end).
 
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