What elements of horror films make you shiver even when you're wrapped up in a blanket at home with the lights on? What about the suspense makes you suddenly jump as if you've been electrified? Perhaps it could be the type of horror film you are watching.
Some can't fall asleep at night if they watch a scary movie about vampires, for others, it's ghosts, and even others, it's just your standard slasher film that makes you want to lock your doors and sleep with a sharp knife under your pillow.
For the cast of The Gift, they feel that the most horrific element of the film is the fact that the events from the story could very well happen in real life.
The Gift is a psychological thriller that twists and turns so much, you never know what's going to happen next.
Some people may never experience an alien encounter, possession, or a ghost sighting. Werewolves, mummies, and vampires don't really exist. But as you watch The Gift, you realize that everything that happens in the film could very well happen in real life.
And that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up more than anything.