Glenn McDonald

Glenn McDonald writes about film, art, culture and technology from his home in lovely Chapel Hill, NC. He’s a regular contributor to the Raleigh News & Observer. NPR.org and Indy Week, and is editor of the Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me! Daily News Quiz at NPR.org. You can say hello virtually at glenn-mcdonald.com.

As evidenced by all the October cable movie marathons, Halloween season is the time when people like to watch scary movies. I tend to watch an inordinate amount of scary movies myself, for reasons I probably don’t want to know. It’s no secret that horror films are often reflections of cultural anxieties, and many a…