History of Horror Films (History of Films)

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  • Historical Context of Films

    Historical Context of Films
    Before discussing where were the first horror film made. You also need knowledge history of films. The inventor of modern motion-picture projection is Eadweard Muybridge who created Sallie Gardner at a Gallop also knowns as "The Horse in Motion" in 1878. In 1888, there's was a film called "Roundhay Garden Scene" made by Louis Le Prince "Father of Cinematography" who shots the first moving picture using single lens camera.
  • Universal Monsters (The Sliver Age of Horrors) (1930-1959)

    Universal Monsters (The Sliver Age of Horrors) (1930-1959)
    After the golden age of horrors ended, Universal Studios started a series of horror movies that begin the 1930s starting with The Cat Creeps however the film is lost, In two decade years later, Universal Studios released Dracula, Frankenstein, Mummy, The Invisible Man, Wolfman and A Creature from Black Lagoon.
  • The Zombie Age (1932-present)

    The Zombie Age (1932-present)
    The first zombie films is actually White Zombie starting with Bela Lugosi, the zombies of this film is mind-controlling slaves instead of eating flesh living dead. In 1968, George A. Romero released a film called "Night of the living dead" the first modern Zombie film. This sub-genre is one of longest and most popular category in the Horror Cinema.
  • The Slasher Age (The Bronze age of Horrors) (1960-1995)

    The Slasher Age (The Bronze age of Horrors) (1960-1995)
    The longest and most popular sub-genre in Horror cinema that's begin with killer's POV. that's including Peeping Tom and Psycho (1960) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Black Christmas (1974) Halloween (1978) Friday the 13th (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984) and its sequels. Along with the Zombie films, this genre is most successfully in the box office.
  • The revival of Slasher and Horror films (1991-present)

    After the Slasher Age ended in the early 90s, there's was a mini movement of self-eflexive or metafictional horror films that's includes Candyman and New Nightmare. Until 1996, Wes Carven (creator of The hill have eyes, the house on the left and A Nightmare on elm Street) released new film called "Scream" and another important films changed the Horror Cinema. Now there's new or remake of horror films can be successfully in the box office.
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    The one of first horror films ever made.

    In 1896, Georges Méliès created a short silent film called "Le Manoir du diable" or "The Haunted Castle" also known as "The House of the Devil." The film is about tells the story of an encounter with the Devil and various attendant phantoms.
    In 1989, He created a short silent film called "La Caverne Maudite" or The Cave of the Demons." The film believed that one of his early forays into horror cinema and used the cinematic technique of multiple exposure. Sadly the film is currently lost.
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    American's Early Horror Films (1908-1920s)

    In 1908, The Selig Polyscope Company released Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde however the film have no known existing copies of this film, In 1910, The Edison Studios produced the first adaptation of Frankenstien, the film believed to be lost but there's a film collector found it. The Universal Pictures released a series of monsters in during of 1920s includes "The Phantom of the Qpera" (1925) and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923.)
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    German's Expressionism Horror Films (1910s-1930s)

    German Expression is a creative movement of paintings and films before the World War 1 that has reached in a peak in during the 1920s and most films has dream appearance. There's influence three films including Nosferatu (1922) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920) You can tell that German's horror films based on super natural and American's horror films based on literature and human deformities.
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    The Atomic Age of Horrors (1951-1959)

    The Atom Age is a period of science-themed B-Movies or giant monsters films in during the Cold War. These films includes Godzilla (1954) The Blob (1958) The Thing from Another World (1951) The Fly (1958) The Wasp Woman (1959) Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959.) The films mostly science-themed monster or creatures made from an experiment gone wrong.
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    Hammer Horros (1955-1959)

    Hammer Horrors is a period being produced by Hammer Film Production that includes remake of Universal Monsters. That's including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy and it's sequels. These films is difference of the Universal Studios's horror films.