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The History of Horror films and directors and movies from the 18th and 19th century and events.
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Horror Film History — Introduction

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Horror films started in the late 1800's. Most of them were originally in Europe. In the Mid 1900's, America begin adopting the European style of horror films.

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Morgan Wilt's curator insight, November 6, 2013 12:14 PM

The most basic start for horror films had to derive from the desire and thrill that humans feel when they receive the adrenaline rush that horror films most often bring. These movies not only have entertainment value but are also stories to warn viewers of lifes dangers and also tells tales that often relate to real life. Many early movies surround towns that are being stricken with random disappearances or deaths. These towns were not too uncommon in real life during the early 20th century since the flu epidemic and other harmful diseases often took the lives of many people without little notice. The site I found on early horror film history is extremely helpful and offers interesting perspective as to why the public is so willing to watch a frightening movie. Not only do people love the adrenaline rush they feel by getting scared, but they also can relate to the stories told in these films which makes them even more frightening to watch.

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Horror Film History — Horror Films in the 1920s


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The birth of horror films and back stories.

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Morgan Wilt's curator insight, October 16, 2013 12:44 PM

I chose this site as a resource for this project because it offers insight into the very beginning of horror as a genre. It gives a history of how before horror was portrayed on film it was often used as entertainment through photos.Before films were termed "horror",  they were first called spook films and they contained short clips of witches, bats, devils, ghosts, and many other terrifying images of the time. There are also several short clips on this site that demonstrate the most basic and earliest examples of a spook film such as a dancing skeleton, which would of been quite frightening to a viewer who had never seen anything like that before.

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Famous Horror Movie Directors

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These are some famous directors from some of American's favorite horror movies of the 19th to the 20th century. 

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Morgan Wilt's curator insight, November 6, 2013 12:21 PM

Horror films would be nothing without the amazing directors that have helped shape their history and rise to popularity. There are countless directors that have told stories that will stay with people forever. No one can ever forget watching "Last House on the Left", or "Scream". These movies go beyond just doing well in theatres but changed the face of horror films and set a precedent for new scary movies to come. Some of the most famous directors include Rob Zombie, John Carpenter,  Wes Craven and Alfred Hitchcock. These influential directors are responsible for putting the fear in the hearts of movie watchers everywhere and also of greatly contributing to horror movie history forever.

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13 (Supposedly) True Stories Behind Hollywood Horrors

13 (Supposedly) True Stories Behind Hollywood Horrors | Horror Films | Scoop.it
Nothing brings a horror story to life like the movies. Horror movies are some of the best- attended films on the market today, and allow us to indulge in scaring ourselves silly in a relatively safe environment.
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Some horror films are based on real life events.

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Top 30+ Most Ranked Horror & Scary Films from 1982 till today | All Infographics

Top 30+ Most Ranked Horror & Scary Films from 1982 till today | All Infographics | Horror Films | Scoop.it
Infographics on Top best 30 Horror movies for entertainment films from 1982 till 2012 big list of download horror and scary movie top list...

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The Six Themes of Horror Movies

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Some Horror films consists of 6 major themes to scare and grab the audience attention. Three out of the six are used most often in Amercian Horror films: Terror, Creatures, and Serial Killers.

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Morgan Wilt's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:33 PM

Like almost any other movie, horror films usually all follow similar themes that are guaranteed to produce a similar frightening reaction from audiences. The "Fake Documentary" is a popular theme because it uses people's general love of reality t.v into the perfect set up for a scary movie. Movies like The Blair Witch Project take a realistic approach to shooting a horror film that resonated positively with movie goers. Another theme that is popular among film makers is the overwhelming gore explosion. Movies like this such as "Saw" have a heavy emphasis on blood and terror that were popular with viewers but has toned down throughout recent years. No popular theme can be mentioned without including the theme of seriel killers. Some of the most well known horror flicks are based off the idea of a deranged serial killer that could strike at any moment. Famous mass murderers such as Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruegar and Michael Myers are all iconic characters that are sure to draw in large sales in theatres. People enjoy following a story line and like knowing what to expect. Any movie inspired by these killlers is expected to be somewhat predictable, yet is always a fan favorite.

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The Execution of Mary Stuart (1895 film)

The Execution of Mary Stuart is a short film produced in 1895. The film depicts the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. The film was produced by Thomas Edison...

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Some horror films are based on events occuring in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

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Blake Chapman's curator insight, April 3, 2013 11:48 AM

This is a video of what could debatably be the actual first horror film. The images are horrific, but it is only 18 seconds long. Nonetheless many consider this to be the first actual horror film. 

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The Greatest Horror Movies You Haven't Seen

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These are a list of several unknown horror films.

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