Download PDF by Roger Hauser: 50 Horror Films. The must-sees, those that changed the genre

By Roger Hauser

Frequently the horror seems with no knocking. This striking choice offers quite a few classics, all- time masterpieces and cult movies identified purely by way of specialists. take pleasure in this beautiful horror menu and get ready to tremble.

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This was the first time the animation technique known as stop-motion or stop frame was used in combination with actors and it left the viewers breathless. By 1941, Universal released the dangerous Wolf Man, starring Lon Chaney Jr, the son of the makeup genius, plus several Frankenstein sequels. On the other hand, RKO started exploring a brand new dimension with Cat People, by Jacques Tourneur in 1942. Whilst not yet fully formed, the seeds of fantasy films had been planted, which then led to the start of psychological horror.

Here, the stars go to Lon Chaney’s work, the great creator of a series of monsters present during most of the silent films era. • - 3 - M (Germany, 1931) Fritz Lang We move from expressionism to impressionism. With this film, based on a real story, Fritz Lang introduced psychopathic killers into cinema. Aided by Peter Lorre’s unique facial features he created a tormented predator who kidnaps and murders children. Ironically, both the police and the underworld end up joining forces to destroy him.

Universal was faced with a competitor: RKO. This company came forward and released the extraordinary King Kong by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack in 1933. This was the first time the animation technique known as stop-motion or stop frame was used in combination with actors and it left the viewers breathless. By 1941, Universal released the dangerous Wolf Man, starring Lon Chaney Jr, the son of the makeup genius, plus several Frankenstein sequels. On the other hand, RKO started exploring a brand new dimension with Cat People, by Jacques Tourneur in 1942.

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