Ever since Covid-19 descended upon the world population and sent many of us into various degrees of quarantine, the world has attempted to find ways to cope. Everything has gone into disarray, millions are in economic danger, and as of writing this, normalcy feels miles away.
I can’t begin to explain how many ways this pandemic has affected the film industry. From the early shock of SXSW being cancelled to the closing of theaters nationwide, we’ve been in the midst of a never-ending stream of bad news harming filmmakers, filmgoers, film critics, film programmers, and everyone in between.
And how do many of my colleagues find peace in this time of strife and quarantine? Why, by watching movies of course! Typically, I’m a big proponent of horror movies as catharsis. I watch them without anxiety multiple times a day. It’s my job to do so, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
But somehow, I can’t wrap my head around the craze of marathoning…
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