Ten Horrific Silent Films

by Paula R. Stiles

Some of these films would not even be classified as horror today. However, all have given images, techniques and themes to the horror film genre that have never gone away (or should definitely be dug back up). It’s not intentional that most of these films are not American, but it might not be a coincidence, either. The German expressionists of the silent era were highly influential on later horror film. I’ve included links to the films

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Adaptation: Turn of the Screw

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

During the 1960s and 70s, there was a craze for Gothic novels. The covers of many paperbacks featured a woman (often in a white nightgown) running away from a castle, tower, or other ominous landmark. The women in the covers were, of course, the literary descendants of Jane Eyre.

The books often had exciting titles, such as The House of Secrets, The Black Dog, or Festival of Darkness. Back in the day, these covers …

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Masters of Horror: Lovecraft

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a cheap movie in need of a plot must be in want of some tits. Breasts, the most affordable special effect of all, have been used since time immemorial to hide lousy scripts, rubber monsters and bland characterization.

H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch House, part of the Masters of Horror series, flings as many boobs as it can to distract from the unavoidable truth: that Stuart Gordon, despite …

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The 10 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The following is a list of 10 little-known movies, at least by English-speakers. Some of them have been remade; others remain in obscurity outside of the country where they were filmed. Follow us into a world of horror without borders:

Black Sunday
Country: Italy
Year: 1960

I have to say I’ve never been a fan of most Italian horror. The gialli leave me cold and Dario Who-Needs-A-Plot Argento never convinced me, despite that cool underwater sequence in …

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