Wednesday, April 13, 2011

History of Horror Movies

Horror movies
Hello all
This week is our last week of Haunted History Month were we go trough the history of certain topics like The history of haunted attractions, history of Halloween and many more topics.
But now we are getting to the end of this segment and our grand finally

So here it is... The History of Horror Movies
Horror movies started to get very popular from the 1930's trough the 1940's. Many American producers started to create Horror Movies such like Universal Pictures. Universal was the foundation of horror movies. They brought the hit horror movie classics like Dracula in 1931,and The Mummy in 1932. Those movies started what we would call Gothic Horror Movies. Those films were some of the most scariest films people at that time would ever seen next too Frankenstein which came out in 1931 with Boris Karloff playing the Monster. In the 1940's Universal was still creating classics like The Wolf man in 1941 and also made sequels to Frankenstein.

But in 1950's and 1960's Horror movies would get a huge change. Since their were some big changes in television in the 50's. Some horror movies were being broadcast in color. Their were tons and tons of Horror Movies and SCFI movies being made in the 50's. But one of the best Horror Movies came in the 60's when Alford Hitchcock's Psycho was made it was the first movie that instead of monsters or ghost it was Humans doing the scaring. Another Hitchcock's film in this time was The Birds(1963) was made. Another huge change in Horror Films was George A. Romero's made Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Night of the Living Dead was the first Zombie movie.

In the 1970's horror movies got way More scary and gory. Their was a lot of great horror movies in this time like The Exorcist which was made in 1973 and was a box office smash! Another huge hit was Jaws which was directed by Steven Spielberg in 1975. There was also The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But the best one was in 1978 when John Carpenter directed Halloween. Halloween was the largest grossing independent film ever made!

In the 80's there were a lot of slasher films made during this time like Friday the 13th in 1981, and A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. That explains the history of Horror Movies from the start were it took off. Now I can keep writing about horror movies now. But I don't think the history is good as it was when they First came out!

We hope you enjoyed our last Haunted History month post of the year, we had a really good year with feedback from this , and we want top Thank everyone for reading and giving postive feedback.

Next Week we will not have a new newsletter because we will be out of town, but we will be back the following week with a brand new segment.
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