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Don't have the guts for horror movies? Let this critic take a stab at changing your mind

During Halloween season, there's one type of movie a lot of you are watching right now: horror films.

Others might still be grappling with past fear from said horror films.

But Barbara VanDenburgh is here to defend the genre.

VanDenburgh is the books editor at USA Today as well as a former movie critic at the Arizona Republic. She’s also part of the Phoenix Critics Circle and is an avid horror fan.

The Show spoke with her to learn why people like to watch films that are supposed to scare you.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.