Stephen King: Why Hollywood can't do horror

Stephen King's article Why Hollywood can't do horror has relevance to anyone doing horror .

It has to be more than just violence but it has to bring the personal visualization terror of anticipation in your brain.
It has to be more than senseless but its reasons have to have some logic that chills.

That's why I can't imagine that anything in X-Files will match Liv Tyler's exchange with one of the masked home invaders in one particularly terrifying scene of The Strangers.

''Why are you doing this to us?'' she whispers.

To which the woman in the doll-face mask responds, in a dead and affectless voice: ''Because you were home.''

In the end, that's all the explanation a good horror film needs.