History of Horrors

  • First Horror Film: Le Manoir du diable

    First Horror Film:  Le Manoir du diable
    Le Manoir du Diable The Haunted Castle (French: Le Manoir du Diable which means "The Manor of the Devil") is a 1896 three-minute-long French film and directorial debut of Georges Méliès. The film contained many traditional pantomime elements and was intentionally meant to amuse people, rather than frighten them. Nonetheless, it is considered by many to be the first horror film, as well as the first vampire film.
  • Dracula

    Dracula is a 1931 vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as the title character. Dracula is a 1931 vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as the title character. When the film finally premiered at the Roxy Theatre in New York on Feb. 12, 1931, newspapers reported that members of the audiences fainted in shock at the horror on screen.
  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Frankenstein is a 1931 Pre-Code Horror Monster film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and adapted from the play by Peggy Webling which in turn is based on the novel of the same name by Mary Shelley. The film stars Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles and Boris Karloff, and features Dwight Frye and Edward van Sloan.
  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead
    Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent black-and-white zombie film and cult film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman.
  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist
    Exorcist Trailer The Exorcist is a 1973 American horror film directed by William Friedkin. The film has had a huge effect on popular culture. It was named the scariest movie of all time by Entertainment Weekly. Because of death threats against Linda Blair (the main character,Regan MacNeil), Warner hired bodyguards to protect her for six months after the film's release.
  • Halloween

    Halloween is a 1978 American independent horror film directed, produced, and scored by John Carpenter,. Some critics have suggested that Halloween may encourage sadism and misogyny by identifying audiences with its villain. Several of Halloween's techniques and plot elements, although not founded in this film, have nonetheless become a standard slasher movie trope.
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  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th
    Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books, and tie in merchandise. The original film was written by Victor Miller and was produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham. However, neither returned to write or direct any of the sequels. The films have grossed over $465 million at the box-office worldwide.
  • The Shining

    The Shining
    The Shining is a 1980 psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Unlike previous Kubrick films, which developed an audience gradually by building on word-of-mouth, The Shining was released as a mass-market film, opening at first in just two cities on Memorial Day, then nationwide a month later. Although initial response to the film was mixed, later critical assessm
  • Nightmare on Elm Street

    Nightmare on Elm Street
    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American horror film directed and written by Wes Craven. Since its initial release, critics have encouraged and praised the film's ability to rupture "the boundaries between the imaginary and real, toying with audience perceptions. Since its theatrical debut, A Nightmare on Elm Street has been awarded various distinguished honors.
  • Piranha

    Piranha also known as Piranhas is a 1995 American horror film directed by Scott P. Levy. Produced by Roger Corman for the Showtime network, the film is a remake of the 1978 Jaws parody of the same name, directed by Joe Dante.
  • The Descent

    The Descent
    The Descent is a 2005 British horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall. The Descent opened commercially 8 July 2005 in the United Kingdom. It premiered in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and opened commercially on 4 August 2006 in the United States.
  • Drag Me To Hell

    Drag Me To Hell
    Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American horror film, directed by Sam Raimi, with a screenplay by Sam and Ivan Raimi. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was released to wide critical acclaim. It was also a box office success, making $90.8 million worldwide on a $30 million budget. Drag Me to Hell won the award for Best Horror Film at the 2009 Scream Awards and the 2010 Saturn Awards.