Supernatural Horror Timeline

  • First Horror film - Le Manoir du diable

    Le Manoir du diable Le Manoir du diable (aka "The House of the Devil")
    Slient film, was only 3minutes long
  • 1st Brittish Horror Film - The Haunted Castle

    The Haunted CastleThe Haunted Castle
    The Haunted Castle was a silent film
  • 1st American Horror Film - The Cavalier's Dream

    The Cavalier's Dream
  • First monster to appear in a full-length horror film

    First monster to appear in a full-length horror film, Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre-Dame
  • First film version of Frankenstein

    First film version of FrankensteinFirst film version of Frankenstein
    This was a slient movie and last for only 16minuties
  • Lon Chaney, Sr., the first American horror movie star.

    Lon Chaney, Sr.The Hunchback of Notre Dame starring Lon Chaney, Sr., the first American horror movie star. Film lasted 100minute it was a slient film
  • Popularized Horror

    In the early 1930s that American film producers, particularly Universal Pictures Co. Inc., popularized the horror film, bringing to the screen a series of successful Gothic features including Dracula (1931) and Frankenstein (1931), some of which blended science fiction films with Gothic horror, such as James Whale's The Invisible Man (1933).
  • Dracula

  • Frankenstein

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man The Invisible Man
  • The two sub-genres of horror

    The horror film was seen to fall into two sub-genres: the horror-of-armageddon film and the horror-of-the-demonic film.
  • 3-D and Percepto

    Hollywood co-opted the popularity of the horror film, the directors and producers found ample opportunity for audience exploitation, with gimmicks such as 3-D and Percepto.
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers managed to channel the paranoia of the Cold War into atmospheric creepiness without resorting to direct exploitation of the events of the day.
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man

    Filmmakers continued to merge elements of science fiction and horror over the following decades. One of the most notable films of the era was 1957's The Incredible Shrinking Man. While more of a "science-fiction" story, the film conveyed the fears of living in the "Atomic Age" and the terror of social alienation.
  • Low-budget gore-shock films

    Blood FeastLow-budget gore-shock films came around in the 1960s one being the 1963's Blood Feast.
  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead Night of the Living Dead seams to be the first zombie film
  • The Exorcist

    The ExorcistThe Exorcist
    one of the 1st films to feature the devil
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw MassacreThe Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Jaws

    Jaws Jaws kicked off a wave of killer animal stories. Jaws is often credited as being one of the first films to use traditionally B movie elements such as horror and mild gore in a big-budget Hollywood film.
  • Carrie

    CarrieHorror author Stephen King debuted on the film scene as many of his books were adapted for the screen, beginning with Brian De Palma's adaptation of King's first published novel, Carrie, which was nominated for Academy Awards.
  • Slasher films - Halloween

    HalloweenSlasher films became popular in 1978 with Halloween
  • Slasher films - Friday the 13th

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  • A Nightmare On Elm Street

    A Nightmare On Elm StreetA Nightmare On Elm Street
  • Chucky Films

    Cucky FilmsChucky films have been around seice 1988, there has been five Chucky films these are: Child's Play (1988)
    Child's Play 2 (1990)
    Child's Play 3 (1991)
    Bride of Chucky (1998)
    Seed of Chucky (2004)
  • Candyman

    CandymanCandyman touched upon the relationship between fictional horror and real-world horror. Candyman, examined the link between an invented urban legend and the realistic horror of the racism that produced its villain.
  • Final Destination

    Final Destination marked a successful revival of teen-centered horror and spawned five sequels.
  • The Others

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    The others was the first in a wave of psychological horror films.
  • Zombie Moives

    There has been a major return to the zombie genre in horror movies made after 2000. Examles are The British film 28 Days Later (2002) An updated remake of Dawn of the Dead (2004) soon appeared as well as the zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead (2004). And others.
  • The Ring

    The RingAsian horror movies which have been remade into successful Americanized versions, such as The Ring have become nomrailsed. In March 2008, China banned the movie from its market
  • Extreme Graphic Violence

    A larger trend is a return to the extreme, graphic violence that characterized much of the type of low-budget, exploitation horror from the Seventies
  • Paranormal Activity

    Paranormal ActivityParanormal Activity
    This is an example of Supernatural Horror.
  • Remakes

    Remakes of earlier horror movies became routine in the 2000s. Examples of remakes are: Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), and Children of the Corn. The Amityville Horror (2005), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Black Christmas (2006), Prom Night (2008), The Wicker Man (2006), My Bloody Valentine (2009), The Wolfman, and "House of wax". Also Sorority Row (2009).