Jung argued that horror touches on primordial images in the collective unconscious.
In a collective unconscious sort of way, popular culture has a spiritual element to it.
“I try to tune in to a collective unconscious, as close as I can get at it,” he said.
collective unconscious col·lec·tive unconscious (kə-lěk'tĭv)
In Jungian psychology, a part of the unconscious mind that is shared by a society, a people, or all humankind. The product of ancestral experience, it contains such concepts as science, religion, and morality.
Memories of mental patterns that are shared by members of a single culture or, more broadly, by all human beings; originally proposed by the psychologist Carl Jung to explain psychological traits shared by all people. He theorized that the collective unconscious appears as archetypes: patterns and symbols that occur in dreams, mythology, and fairy tales.