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TBC Staff

"There's nothing you can do to a human being onscreen that is taboo anymore. Over and over again, people are breaking the boundaries of the body, hurting people, chopping people up, ravaging people. . . . For things to be truly scary, we're going to have to find new boundaries to tread on." —writer/producer Akiva Goldsman (The Da Vinci Code, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, A Beautiful Mind), commenting on the horror genre's less-than-spectacular returns at the box office this year, despite the fact that directors keep amping up the blood and gore to attract audiences. Last year, Hollywood released 23 horror movies. This year, 42 are competing for audiences. But the most recent horror film to break $100 million at the box office in the United States was 2004's The Grudge. [Los Angeles Times, 6/9/07 stats]

[TBC: Evil is constantly seeking to remove any restraints. Satan is not a creator, consequently, he can only warp and degrade what already exists.]