Rob Harville writes about being scared about horror movies (and horror movies that some people might say are just thrillers) and reading about them on Wikipedia anyway. It’s a nice piece of writing. Now with Wikipedia summary reviews!
“It’s me, the Culture Knower so frightened of horror movies that I have resigned myself to only reading about them on the internet, which is like viewing a solar eclipse by staring into a cardboard box. I live in fear of those moments when a super-scary movie gains such prominence—like It in 2017, or A Quiet Place in 2018—that my refusal to go within 200 yards of a multiplex constitutes a personal and professional liability. The sole exception I have made in the past decade is Get Out, which I am very proud to tell you I watched in the theater, grinding my armrests into dust”