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A lot of people like to watch horror movies, but fewer people are fans of jump-scares. In fact, for many they’re a hindrance – often used as a cheap trick that startles instead of scares, and can really affect the enjoyment of a movie. Instead of getting sucked into a palpable atmosphere or engrossed in the extended metaphors of a good horror story, viewers are drawn in by moments of manufactured tension before a sudden bang or shrill sound causes a fright. They’re often cheap in thrill and easily one of the less-desirable tropes of modern horror film-making.

As such, sometimes it’s nice to know in advance ...

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