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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jason Zinoman
For most modern presidents, running the U.S. is the most interesting item on their resume. But Ronald Reagan led a fascinating life long before he was a deity to conservatives and a demon to liberals.
In "Shock Value," New York Times reporter Jason Zinoman argues that they are, thanks to filmmakers such as Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter and Wes Craven, who expanded the genre — both visually and thematically — beyond schlocky action-adventure roots.