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A Priest Talks Scary Movies, Horror, and Catholicism

Source: Word on Fire Institute via YouTube

Just in time for Halloween, Word on Fire CEO Fr. Steve Grunow joins Fellow of Popular Culture Andrew Petiprin to talk about the horror genre, including offering his insights into some of the most popular horror films and stories.

In this interview: – The origins and types of horror stories – Natural and supernatural monsters – Depictions of the occult and the Catholic Church – The Gospel of love as the narrative that makes sense of our fears

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