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Genres: Documentary
Actors: Lance Henriksen , Larry Cohen , Joe Dante , John Carpenter , Darren Lynn Bousman , Mick Garris , Tom McLoughlin , George A. Romero , Brian Yuzna , Dennis Fischer , Roger Corman , Anthony Timpone , John Kenneth Muir
Director: Andrew Monument
Country: United States
Year: 2009
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10 (449 votes)

An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Film Review

Yet again we are fed the same old treatment for a new decade. (The American Nightmare treaded much the same ground previously). Watching this latest 'historic' instalment of how cinema's arguably finest and most effective genre came into fruition, feels like a retread, nothing new, nothing challenged. Granted the first half of the 20th century is covered with enthusiasm, but it is when contemporary American horror cinema is tackled does this documentary fall flat, with an approach almost like first year academia.However, John Carpenter makes a perfect point mid-way through in that we give directors like Craven (for Last House on the Left) too much credit by saying that films like Last House on the Left was pure social commentary. Or like Eli Roth's criminally over rated Hostel. These are not great social comments on America.Indeed, Last House on the Left is an excellent film, but it is an excellent exploitation film…and a film that can only be a product of its…

Horror and sci-fi veteran Lance Henriksen narrates this look at the history of the American horror film, examining the earliest monster movies of the silent era up to the scariest modern-day masterpieces. Highlights include interviews with genre masters Roger Corman, John Carpenter and George A. Romero, plus clips from classic films like The Exorcist, Night of the Living Dead and Rosemary's Baby.I have seen my share of horror documentaries, I have read my share of interviews and interviewed my share of people in the horror industry. I have met most of the people personally. So, my thought on this film going in was: this is going to be fun and a bit of a refresher for things I already know, a good thing to kick back to. Nothing new to be learned here! Well, that may not have been completely true. While it covered a lot of the same ground as things I was familiar with: the politics, the culture, how films of the 50s reflected nuclear fears… it had some new angles, too. Who though…