what is it about slow covers of happy songs in horror movie trailers?

It's a trend that has been going on for years.  A slowed-down version of a song played during a horror movie trailer.  The slowness of the normally happy tune throws you off, and suddenly the song's lyrics sound creepy.  Recently, I saw a trailer for A Cure for Wellness (2017): https://youtu.be/YVwQNDS-Zes Took me a minute, … Continue reading what is it about slow covers of happy songs in horror movie trailers?

horror movies “based on a true story”: House of the Devil

"During the 1980s over 70% of American adults believed in the existence of abusive Satanic Cults… Another 30% rationalized the lack of evidence due to government cover ups… The following is based on true unexplained events…" This is the text which opens the 2009 film, The House of the Devil. What is true: The statistics … Continue reading horror movies “based on a true story”: House of the Devil