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I don't think it is. I've seen alot of horror over the past few years which makes me believe it's not. It all depends on what one considers horror. If you're into "toture porn" or "gore-nography" it is definately not. I love my guts n blood, as an artist and writer it's all over my material, but what is truley scarey for me is what you don't see. Films like the original Halloween and the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre have almost no gore factor. so again it has to do with what one considers "horror". When writer's make the amount of gore and torture in their story the basis of their story,or the most important part, i feel that is when things go wrong. But again, it comes down to what one consisders horror. To me, a film like Oldboy (Korean, not Japanese) is not horror. Or the the Hostil films. True horror for me is escapism, not realism. There is a difference. "Shock Value" means nothing to me. It is what you don't see that will bother you the most. Vincent Price and Bela Lugosi have made some of the best horror movies ever, but the scarey thing about those films is what you didn't see, it is left to the imaginatilon, and what is scarier than that? Again, I LOVE blood, guts , and violence, but when that's all that's there, you have shit. I can have those things in the real world. Give me something more, different. I do.