Robert Anton Wilson looks at American horror movies, way back in 1971. It's a pleasant ramble through the genre, springing from classic RAW obsessions: depth psychology, King Kong, the limits of science, perversity, and contemporary politics.
The bitterness and totally irrational fury of current American politics—there have been over one hundred explosions since January 1, 1970, plus the still continuing series of sit-ins, demonstrations, fire-bombings, occupations (of Alcatraz Island, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, etc.)—is a measure, perhaps, of the awakening that has occurred, quite suddenly, in recent years. A man jarred abruptly out of his sleep is apt to flail about a bit wildly and irresponsibly before he is fully returned to his senses.
(thanks to Jesse Walker)