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It’s hard to imagine that less than a hundred years ago, people couldn’t talk if a camera was pointed at them; that being black and white was less of a fashion choice and more of a requisite; and that moving at thrice the speed of the average human was essential if you were going to make it as an actor. In the 20s, however, silent movies began to dwindle, but not before horror had its filthy way. Here, FearNet looks at the horror films of the silent era and how they paved the way for what was to come.
Carpenter’s seminal 1982 sci-fi horror, The Thing, is often considered amongst the greatest genre films of all time. And yet it could have been so very different, according to this article from The Original Fan.
Fangoria looks at Rick Hautala’s posthumously-released autobiography, The Horror…The Horror, as well as several star-studded fundraising campaigns to help benefit Rick’s widow, Holly Newstein Hautala.
Sex, violence, sadism, poor dialogue, bad effects, limited release, Lloyd Kaufman…if sleazy is your thing, here are six of the seediest, most depraved horror movies ever made thanks to What Culture.
The BFI has announced its most ambitious project yet in Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film. In this article, BBC News looks at the four month long event, its schedule, and just what makes Gothic so appealing.
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