This documentary narrated by Alexander Armstrong (who also narrated X Rated: The Pop Videos They Tried To Ban) was quite essential viewing for me, and I'm sure for all horror fans. Basically with the help of clips from past successes, and some unsuccessful with only one or two good moments, this explained the good and bad things, but mostly good, to make "the perfect scary movie". The whole programme was based on specific themes. It started with the Monster, with Nosferatu, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Hammer Horror (Blood from the Mummy's Tomb, The Vampire Lovers) and zombies in Night of the Living Dead and The Evil Dead. Then, Science-Fiction, with Frankenstein, Shivers, The Fly, Them! and Alien. Followed with the Occult, with The Witchfinder General, The Wicker Man, The Exorcist, The Omen and The Shining. Next with the Psycho Killers, with Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Finally, the stock footage horror, with Cannibal Holocaust and The Blair Witch Project. Guest starring Richard O'Brien and Darrell Wilkins, with contributions from Jenny Agutter, Rick Baker, Linda Blair, Emily Booth, Ed Byrne, Bruce Campbell, John Carpenter, Veronica Cartwright, Alice Cooper, Roger Corman, Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, Robert Englund, Gunnar Hansen, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, Joshua Leonard, Judith O'Dea, Simon Pegg, Ingrid Pitt, Eli Roth, Ellen Sandweiss, Edgar Wright and many more. Very good!
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