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Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | | Documentary, Horror | 6 August 2009 (USA)
An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

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George A. Romero: [talking about the 1960s and Night of the Living Dead] I thought it was about revolution. Um, you know we were '60s guys and, um, thinking in those terms sort of pissed off that the '60s revolution didn't work peace and love didn't solve anything in the end in fact shit was looking worse. And I said, what would be a really earth shattering thing that would revolutionary and that people would refuse to ignore. THE DEAD STOP STAYING DEAD! Oh! And there's one thing more, THEY LIKE TO EAT LIVING ...
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A horror fan's dream documentary
10 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An excellent documentary about American horror movies from Thomas Edison's 'Frankenstien' to 'The Mist'. It talks about the evolution of horror movies and the times they were made. But it it is interesting how these movies reflected their era. From the aftermath of World War I all the way to 9/11.

I never figured Lance Hendrickson would be a good narrator, but he was. And I like all the film historian's insight. What's really cool is the interviews of the 'Masters of Horror', Mick Garris, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, etc... and how they all loved horror films as kids. I loved it when George Remero talks about 'The Thing', and his own 'Night of the Living Dead'. You find out horror directors are not sick, demented people. They simply make these movies because they enjoy them and the have a true passion for good horror movies. And they are not above shaking things up a bit as well.

You find out true horror movies aren't always madmen killing sexually active teenagers in strange ways, but how true horror is all around us every day and these movies reflect that. It also shows horror films will never die. Like it or not they will always be with us.


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