Scary movies lead to horrific values

MALAYSIA - Horror can turn people into heretics, Kosmo! reported.

Selangor mufti Datuk Tamyes Abdul Wahid said horror films could lead to heretical practices even if the producers "did it for fun", adding that even if the horror genre looked funny on screen, it had the potential to lead viewers astray.

Tamyes was referring to horror films that were screened on television during the Hari Raya holidays.

He urged television stations to switch from horror shows to programmes that exhibited good values.

Consumer Protection and Welfare Malaysia president Datuk Seri Dr Saharuddin Awang Yahya said stations should study the shows before screening them.