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Reality is scarier than fiction: Why 'horror' is the most loved film genre today

Low production costs and high returns make horror films a profitable business. But there is another reason why we love to be terrified more and more.

An infographic doing the rounds on social media shows different genres of films popular between 1910 and 2018 — what strikes you the most here is the sheer increase in the number of horror films over time.

While comedy has largely maintained itself since the mid-1940s, fantasy has done the same since the mid-1990s. Action has seen a decrease post-1990, and the musical, western and war genres have almost hit rock bottom. The crime genre movie, too, has been dipping. It’s intriguing to see how both the sci-fi and thriller

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