‘Mental Health and Horror’: Upcoming Documentary Will Explore the Positive Impact Horror Movies Can Have
While horror terrifies and repels some, it brings comfort to others, and the upcoming documentary Mental Health and Horror will explore the genre through the lens of those whose mental health has been improved via their consumption of all things mad and macabre.
Announced by Fangoria this week, the feature length documentary is being directed by Bloody Disgusting alum Jonathan Barkan, with executive producers including Andrew Hawkins (Insect, In Search of Darkness) and David Lawson Jr. (Spring, The Endless, Synchronic), with BD contributor Alice Collins (Fountaine and the Vengeful Nun Who Wouldn’t Die), Zena Dixon (co-host of the Bloody-Disgusting Podcast), and BJ Colangelo (Labrys, Deathcember) as producers.
Mental Health and Horror is being billed as “a feature-length documentary about the positive impacts and cathartic releases that horror can have on those living with mental illnesses.”
The documentary “will feature interviews from horror fans, film critics, film historians, filmmakers, producers, writers, and professionals from the mental health world.”
The project is going to be partially funded through Kickstarter beginning on June 23, and production is already underway. A Q1 2022 world premiere is planned at this time.