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June 18 2016

"A History of Horror" - a video essay. "A timeline of influential and aesthetically beautiful horror movies around the world since 1895 until 2016." As you might expect, The Cabin in the Wood makes an appearance.

Wow,that's a great video essay. I liked the look of some of those very early black and whites. Not particularly a fan of horror, but it hit a few I've seen and considered great films such as Let the Right One in and Cronos. People who have seen a lot of horror films will probably enjoy this even more.
Thank you for putting this up. A good concept, well executed.

Like barboo, I'm not particularly a fan of horror, but I have watched a few of these. I don't think A Trip to the Moon belongs on this list because I don't think it was intended to be scary at the time it was made.

Repulsion was the first movie I ever walked out of in the theater, not because it was bad but because it was too intense for me. Of the limited number of horror films I've seen, I prefer the ones that are mostly psychological rather than violent, like the original Village of the Damned.

I also liked a B&W psych horror film that is pretty obscure and was made in the 80s or 90s. It had a one word title that was something like Impulse (but that isn't the correct title; it was a word with a similar meaning) and it was made in a cinema verite style. It takes the viewer a while to figure out what's going on and I won't spoil it. For identification purposes, the last line of dialogue is "The Medfly is dead." That movie would not have made it into this compilation because it isn't visually arresting.

[ edited by janef on 2016-06-19 13:29 ]

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