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History of Horror

  • Le Manoir Du Diable

    Le Manoir Du Diable
    Le Manoir Du Diable Short Film Full 'Le Manoir Du Diable' is known as one of the first horror short films to be released. The movie is also silent and filmed in black and white, this shows how old the footage is and how the film industry had altered and developed over years.
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  • The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari

    The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari
    The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari Full Movie Originally directed by Robert Wiene in 1920, the expressionist film was a silent film containing non diegetic orchestral sound.
  • The Golem

    The Golem
    The Golem Full Movie The 1920 classic, directed by Paul Wegener and Carl Boese, was one of the first full feature length movies to contain sound, although the sound was orchestral non-diegetic sound. the movie went on to become a success with a sequal being released later on, although the sequal did not meet conventions of the horror genre.
  • Nosferatu

    Nosferatu
    Nosferatu full film Directed by F.W. Murnau. Nosferatu was filmed and shot in 1921 and released in 1922, the film is to be considered one of, if not, the first vampire film of its kind. The film is silent with the use of non diegetic sound of orchestral music.
  • Dracula

    Dracula
    Dracula Trailer This iconic film was one of the first of its kind to contain diegetic sound. This meant that the audience knew exactly what was happening and did not have to interpret what was happening in the scene from the dramatic orchestral music. The classic was directed by Tod browning and Karl freund which then lead to the sequal, 'The Son of Dracula' in 1943. Since the 1931 hit, there has been many remakes and spin-off's
  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein
    Frankenstein Trailer Another iconic movie from the 30's was frankenstein, the movie was directed by James Whale, This film is particularly famous for its scene where Dr. Frankenstein's experiment works when the 'Frankenstein' comes alive.
  • The Mummy

    The Mummy
    The Mummy Trailer The mummy, directed by Karl Freund, is an iconic movie that was remade in the 90's that let to sequals and spin-off movies such as 'The Scorpian King'. The idea originated from the finding's in Egypt of phroahs from ancient Egypt. This captured an element of horror as it was a current event.
  • Mystery of The Wax Museum

    Mystery of The Wax Museum
    The Mystery Of The Wax Museum Full Film Directed by Michael Curtiz, the Wax Museum was one of the first films to be filmed in colour, this was where the effect of shadowing could clrealy been seen creating a more dramatic effect. This was also the first of remakes to come, titled only 'House of Wax'
  • King Kong

    King Kong
    King Kong Trailer Although colour was available, it was still very limited. The film was shot in black and white annd was another iconic movie created in the 30's. This film was proclaimed by 'King Kong' being created by special effects that was nothing like what had been done before. There was a remake of this movie in the late 00's, just over 70 years after its first release
  • King Of The Zombies

    King Of The Zombies
    King of the Zomble full film The 1941 film was directed by Jean Yarbrough in the midst of world war 2. This film was different to others of its time as the main cast was primarily black. The roles they were playing were also stereotypical roles of unimportant characters and lost down in societ chearacters, seen as the help. This was also a breahrough as this was ot common in cinema at the time
  • Cat People

    Cat People
    Cat People trailer Filmed during world war 2 and directed by Jacques Tourneur, this film featured a new era of the 'modern woman. At the time america was participaing in the war, this had ment male troops were fighting for their country, this ment that woman had to fend for themselves and become more independant and thus becoming modern.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    The Picture of Dorian Gray trailer Based on the book by Oscar Wilde, and directed by Albert Lewin. This film goes back intime before war to a different time period and looks at murder and other human evils as the source of horror. Many years on in 2009 the film was re-made, although was not classed as a horror but as a drama, fantas, thriller film
  • House of Wax

    House of Wax
    House of Wax trailer The remake of the the 1933, 'Mystery of the Wax Museum' was directed by Andre De Toth. since the original version the plot has changed so slightly. During this time it wasnt common that new movies were reproductions of films before their times.
  • Them!

    Them!
    Them! trailer Directed by Gordon Douglas in 1954, the film was a representation of events going on iduring this time period. During the 50's nuclear power and energy was still very new and the effects were unknown. The plotline of the story shows a conspiracy that the testing has mutated a colony of ants and that they are attacking humans to survive.
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers trailer Directed by Don Siegel in 1956, the film shows the theme of aliens amongst the human population by 'snatching' bodies to create an identical body. During this time period of the 50's the theme of space and aliens where highly featured in horror movies due to events and superstitions occuring in the 50's
  • House on Haunted Hill

    House on Haunted Hill
    house on haunted hill full film The 1950 hit focuses on the classic theme of 'haunted house'. The film directed by William Castle could prehaps be a movie not to fit in with recent trends of the 50's as the film has a 'paranormal' twist rather than an alien or muation causind devestation. The film was later re made as a horror in 1999
  • Psycho

    Psycho
    Psycho trailer The 1960 classic directed by Alfred Hitchcock is famous for it's notorious shower scene. The film was nothing of its kind with the main character being killed off within the beginning of the movie. Still to this day (2014) it is still talked about. Since the release of Psycho, there was a film franchise releasd in the 80's with another 3 films being made. In 1998 the original was remade.
  • Blood Feast

    Blood Feast
    Blood Feast full film Blood Feast was to be considered one of the first 'Slashers' of its time. The film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis shows an egyptian caterer who tires to bring back an Egyptian goddess through killing woman for body parts to complete a ritual to bring the godess back to life. So far, nothing like this had been seen in horrors and was considered to be a start of a new trend
  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby
    Rosemary's Baby trailer Directed by Roman Polanski, The film see's rosemary and her husband move into a new apartment where her new neighbours are after her baby that she mysteriously falls pregnant with paranoia over runs her life. This film went on to later have a TV film follow up in 1976 and then later on to become a mini TV series in 2014.
  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead
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    The film directed by George A. Romero, the film deals with new horror genre of zombies which had not previously been done alot before within the horror industry. One of the fillms main characters; being black. this was unusual at this time period but was becoming more common.
  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist
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    The iconic 1973 hit directed by William Friedkin. Is one of the most popular Horror films of all time. In 2009. Total Film magazine voted the 1973 original the most scariest film of all time. since the film was released it has been one of the most successful with over 1,000,000,000 gross profit (figures taken from 2001) . From 1977 onwards sequals were made from the film which were nowhere near successfull or iconic.
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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    Texas chainsaw massacre was one of the first movies to introduce the popular phase of 'slasher' movies in the 70's. It bought on a new type of fear to the audience as the film was based on a true story which wasnt common at the time. Majority of horror movies were fictional at the time, the film directed by Tobe Hooper was then followed by an aray of sequals. the last being in 2013.
  • Jaws

    Jaws
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    The iconic movie with the iconic soundtrack was one an iconic part of horror cinema. It an idea that had never been seem before in film, even though the initial idea was based on the novel by Peter Benchley. The film went on to be sucessful to then become on to a sequal franchise
  • The Omen

    The Omen
    The Omen trailer
    Directed By richard Donner, the film contains influences of the satanic themes of the devil, and possesion in which a religious character takes a role. The film was then remade in 2006.
  • Carrie

    Carrie
    Carrie trailer The 1976 classic, directed by Brian De Palma shows a what appears to be an a quiet, shy 17 year old girl. This is untill we realise she has telekinesis powers. When she is pranked at the prom, she uses this powers to get back at her prankers. The film was such a sucess it was remade in 2013 with the exact same storyline.
  • Alice Sweet Alice

    Alice Sweet  Alice
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    Alice, Sweet Alice portrays a little 12 year old girl who appears to be jealous of her little sister. she is accused of killing her at her holy communion. after events she is sent to a psychological unit where her father seeks out to find her innocence. the film was directed by alfred sole.
  • I Spit on Your Grave

    I Spit on Your Grave
    I Spit on Your Grave trailer
    I spit on your grave portrays the story of a young girl who is raped who tries to get justice on her attackers. The film directed by Meir Zarchi is a slasher movie that doesnt reach typical conventions. In this movie *spoiler alert* it is not a man attacking victims, it is a young woman that doesnt connote to typical genre stereotypes.
  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th
    Friday the 13th trailer Friday the 13th is an iconic film due to its main, fictional character Jason Voorhees. the film directed by Sean S. Cunningham went on to be so popular it went on to be a popular film franchise with 12 films under its belt with a merge of another popular film franchise.
  • Prom Night

    Prom Night
    Prom Night trailer The teen classic shows a group of teenagers going to their school prom but are one by one killed off. The movie directed by Paul Lynch shows the teen slasher that was later recreated in 2008
  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead
    The Evil Dead trailer
    The evil dead shows themes of possession and slasher within the context of the film. originally directed by Sam Raimi the film was remade in 2013.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    A Nightmare on Elm Street trailer The iconic movie famous for its villain Freddie Kruger as a strong influence inthe 1980's. directed by Wes Craven then went on to create a franchise of 9 movies and merged with 'Friday the 13th' to create a joint sequel 'Freddy Vs. Jason' in 2003
  • Childs Play

    Childs Play
    Childs Play trailer Directed by Tom Holland, Childs Play was considered a whole new concept on the horror genre. The film received such good reception in went on to become a famous movie franchise.
  • Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder
    Jacobs Ladder trailer The film directed by Adrian Lyne follows a storyline that runs parallel with events going on in modern times. The film follows vietnam war veteran, Jacob Singer deal with flashbacks from his past 15 years later after war. The film has a concept that had not been seen alot with the elements of flashbacks.
  • The Silence of The Lambs

    The Silence of The Lambs
    Silence of The Lambs trailer Silence of the lambs, a widely recognised movie from the 90's was based on the novel by Thomas Harris from 1988 and directed by Johnathan Demme in 1991 in the movie adaptation. It has a new aspect on the horror as it sees the main character portrayed as a young strong woman instead of a weak, helpless victim who has no hope of surviving. It also has the element of getting into a psychopath point of view.
  • Candyman

    Candyman
    Candyman trailer
    Candyman, directed by Bernard Rose pulls on the urban legends of the candyman, a figure than appears when his name is said 5 times into a mirror. This sort of horror focuses on the detecting side of the murders than the actual murders. In the 90's a key element of horror was not the grusome action that took place but coming to the bottom of the problem. They are usually seen through a police investigation.
  • Se7en

    Se7en
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    The film Se7en was most known for its cast having big names in it such as Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt. Although the film was directed by David Fincher who then had a history of directing films with Brad Pitt as the starring role. The film follows the 90's theme of police following a mass murderer.
  • Scream

    Scream
    Scream trailer
    The iconic franchise see's a young girl receiving calls from an unknown character who is trying to kill her, although the film has a comedic side to it. the franchise how has 4 movies, the last being filmed in 2011.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

    I Know What You Did Last Summer
    I Know What You Did Last Summer trailer
    This film follows a group of young teenagers who accidently kill someone over summer...that they know of. After dumping the body, thing begin to happen to the teenagers that must have something to do with what they did last summer.
  • The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense
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    The Sixth Sense, know most for its iconic line "I see dead people" . The hit film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalen follows a little boy who see's Dr. Malcom Crowe a child psychologist who trues to help Cole with his problem of seeing dead people.
  • Final Destination

    Final Destination
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    Final destination is a franchise of movies first directed by James Wong. the film portrays a main character who can see into the future when something bad is going to happen and see's what would happen if the didnt escape. the final installment of Final Destination was in 2011, 11 years after the first films release
  • Ju On: The Grudge

    Ju On: The Grudge
    Ju On: The Grudge full film
    Ju On is a foreign film that follows a japanese belief. The film is one of 7 film japanese franchise directed by Takashi Shimizu. It was so popular that it was embraced in the western film industry which was uncommon at the time as only a handful of foreign horror theatre is sucessful.
  • The Ring

    The Ring
    The Ring trailer
    The ring is based on a true story, as a lot of films were in the 00's. It ot believed that if you watched the video tape that you would die in 7 days. In the film we see main character Rachael do anything to stop her son from dying who has watched the tape. The film was directed by Gore Verbinski.
  • Freddy Vs. Jason

    Freddy Vs. Jason
    Freddy Vs. Jason trailer
    Freddy Vs Jason is a film that shows the iconic 80's classic's, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street that come together in battle killing anyone who gets in their way. never, in horror history had 2 killers from 2 different movies had come together in one movie. The hit was directed by Ronny Yu
  • The Grudge

    The Grudge
    The Grudge trailer earlier in 2002, Ju-On: The Grudge was released in America. 2 years later hollywood produced their very own version of the film using an all american cast using the original director Takeshi Shimizu.
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
    The Exorcism of Emily Rose trailer
    The excorcism of Emily Rose is one of many movies bringing back the sub genre of excorcisms and religion back into fashion. The story was based on a true story and see's the priest who carried out the exorcism of Emily Rose being trialed for Murder. This was a new take on the exorcism stroy combining the 90's theme of law and order to try and solve the murder. the film was directed by Scott Derrickson
  • Vacancy

    Vacancy
    Vacancy trailer
    The film directed by Nimrod Antal sees a newly married couple stay in a motel for the night when they discover they are part of a sadisitc scheme. The film continues with a sequal the year later in 2008
  • The Unborn

    The Unborn
    The Unborn trailer
    Directed by David S. Goyer, the film shows Casey experiancing occurances that leads her to ask question about her pass and her childhood. she then finds out that she eas supossed to be a twin who was never born, who now haunts his sister. The film features Idris Elba.
  • Paranormal Activity

    Paranormal Activity
    Paranormal Activity trailer
    Paranormal Activity is based on a true story of a couple who fear there maybe something in their house. They set up camera's around the house to see what is causing their concern. The films sucess lead on to several sequals the last one 'Paranormal Activity: The marked ones' in 2014.
  • The Last Exorcism

    The Last Exorcism
    The Last Exorcism
    The last exorcism shows reverend marcus perform an excorism on a girl who's mother has recently passed. The film went on to become a sequal, with a second film coming out in 2013. The film shows Nell Sweetzer, the girl from the first film having another exorcism. The film was direcetd by Daniel Stamm
  • Insidious

    Insidious
    Insidious trailer
    The film directed by James Wan, sees the story of the Lambert Family and the journey of how their son gets possessed. The film was a hit that a 2nd film was then made in 2013 by the same director and a third installment to come out in 2015.
  • The Woman in Black

    The Woman in Black
    The Woman in Black
    The woman in black is based on the novel by susan hill in 1983 and the woman in black production in 1987, then turned into a film and directed by James Watkins. This film caused controversy due to its certificate rating of a 12 which many redeemed it as unsuitable for a 12 year old. Despite the dilemma, the drew in a popular attention due to its main star Daniel Radcliffe. Due to the sucess, a 2nd film is to be released
  • The Conjouring

    The Conjouring
    The Conjouring trailer
    The Conjouring, directed by James Wan shows the paranormal spirits in a families house as they recently move in. After a number of occurences, they hire paranormal investigators Ed & Lorraines to find out what the problem is. They find that an exorcism is called for and gather evidence for the exorcism. The film is based on a true story from Ed & Lorraines files.
  • Annabelle

    Annabelle
    Annabelle trailer
    The film is a spin off from the film 'The Conjouring' and is also based on a true story. a couple start to experiance supernatural events after a satanic cult break into their house.