Where horror films where first was originatedThe first horror movie originated from a very imaginative French director namedGeorges Melies , the film was titled Le Manoir Du Diable which translated into ‘ TheHaunted castle’. The short two minute film contained the most old school horrorcharacters such as Vampires, flying bats and ghosts.In the 18th and 19th century vampires began to emerge in popular fiction, which is when aAnglo-Irish writer Bram Stoker created his 1897 vampire novel Dracula. It is the mostpopular vampire based piece of writing and has influenced many of the modern horrorfilms.
1960’s HorrorPre in 1960’s horror films consisted of the typical antagonists of ghosts, vampires andmonsters but in the 1960’s the movies became more human based and became theantagonist as well as the protagonist ,we saw this in films like the Psychco this scaresthe audience more as they are use to monsters and vampires being evil but to see ahuman being the antagonist frightened the audience as anyone could be evil not justdisfigured monsters. More films like this are twisted nerve and carnival of souls.
Modern day horror films In modern day horror films the main thing that scares us is the unknown. If wedon’t know what the antagonist is un till the end, or we don’t know the historyor nature of the person/creature we are more scared. Examples are the TexasChainsaw Massacre as we don’t know anything about the family or why leatherface hides his face. Many horrors leave us confused which attracts our attentionfor an sequels such as saw.
1960’s popular horror films Modern popular horror filmsThe Haunting Texas Chainsaw MassacreRosemary’s Baby RECNight of the Living Dead Paranormal ActivityBlood feast The CraziesMassacre of the Red Death ShroomsThe Tomb of Ligeia Silent Hill Saw The Hills Have Eyes Resident EvilPopular Directors Underworld MirrorsM. Night Shyamalan Dead Silence(Manoj Shyamalan)Brad AndersonSteve BeckTom HollandJulian RichardsRichard StanleyPete Walker