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Why Hollywood bigwigs and moviegoers alike love the horror genre

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Tis the season for spooky, and nothing says Halloween like a horror movie. 

Judging by what we've been seeing in the theaters lately, Americans like to be frightened, and that suits Hollywood just fine. Scary movies can be a lot cheaper to make and tend to do very well at the box office.

Tatiana Siegel wrote about Tinsel Town's obsession with terror for Hollywood Reporter. She joins the show to explain.