Horror

Horror

The genre of horror is one of the oldest: it originates from folklore, religious tradition and the deep fears of the human soul. The main themes of the horror genre are death, the afterlife, evil, the demonic. Monsters, witches, vampires, assassins, werewolves and ghosts. Its most popular subgenres are psychological horror and supernatural horror. In Europe, horror arises from the literature of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. Euripides, Plutarch and Pliny the Younger were the first writers of the horror genre. Even in the Bible, for example in the Apocalypse, we can find some such elements. The oldest and strongest emotion of humanity is fear, and the oldest and strongest type of fear is fear of the unknown.

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  • 1st Bite

    Movie

    Horror, romantic, by Hunt Hoe, Canada, 2006.
    Gus is a charming man who works as a cook in an oriental restaurant in Montreal. His boss sends him to a remote island in Thailand to meet a master of Zen cuisine and improve the quality of his dishes. There he meets a mysterious woman named Lake who l...

  • A Page Of Madness

    Movie

    Drama, horror, by Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japan, 1926.
    A page of madness is an independent film shot on a nearly non-existent budget and then lost for forty-five years. Fortunately the director rediscovered it in his archive in 1971. It is a film made by a group of Japanese avant-garde artists, the S...

  • Beast from Haunted Cave

    Movie

    Horror, Crime, by Monte Hellman, United States, 1959.
    A group of criminals, led by the ruthless Alexander Ward, devises a plan to steal gold bars from a bank vault in Deadwood, South Dakota. Ward sends one of his henchmen, Marty Jones, to cause an explosion in a nearby gold mine; the detonation w...

  • Attack of the giant leeches

    Movie

    Horror, Sci-fi, by Bernard L. Kowalski, United States, 1959.
    An independent production by Roger Corman's factory, it is one of the "creature films" produced in the 1950s in response to fears of the cold war. In the Florida Everglades, a pair of giant leeches live in an underwater cave. They begin...

  • Haxan

    Movie

    Documentary, by Benjamin Christensen, Sweden, 1922.
    Desecration of tombs, torture, demon-possessed nuns and witches' sabbath: Haxan, Witchcraft Through the Ages is an incredibly original and unconventional film that has become legendary over time. Between documentary and dramatic fiction, the fil...

  • A Bucket of Blood

    Movie

    Comedy, Crime, by Roger Corman, United States, 1959.
    Produced on a budget of $ 50,000, it was shot in five days by low-budget B movie king Roger Corman. One night, after hearing the words of Maxwell H. Brock, a poet who performs at The Yellow Door cafe, the obtuse waiter Walter Paisley returns ho...

  • The Wasp Woman

    Movie

    Horror, Sci-fi, by Roger Corman, United States, 1959.
    Scientist Eric Zinthrop is fired from his job on a honey farm for using wasps to experiment with him. The owner of a large cosmetics company, Janice Starlin, is upset when the sales of her company start to decline: her customers know that she ...

  • The Terror

    Movie

    Horror, by Roger Corman, United States, 1963.
    Lieutenant Duvalier (Jack Nicholson), a French soldier, loses contact with his unit and is forced to wander alone near the Baltic Sea. While searching for his regiment, he spots Helene (Sandra Knight), a mysterious beauty, walking alone. Enchanted, Du...

  • Dementia

    Movie

    Horror, noir, by John Parker, United States, 1955.
    It's night. A woman suddenly wakes up from a nightmare in a seedy hotel in the Los Angeles suburbs. She leaves the room and wanders the neighborhood. She meets a dwarf who sells newspapers with the title "Mysterious Stabbing". In a dark alley, a ...

  • Halloween

    Movie

    Horror, by John Carpenter, United States, 1978.
    An independent film shot on a very small budget, it grossed over $ 80 million worldwide at the time. It is the most successful slasher movie and one of the 5 most profitable films in the history of cinema, which has become a cult with countless sequ...

  • The last man on earth

    Movie

    Horror, sci-fi, by Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow, United States / Italy, 1964.
    Unnoticed at the time of its release and considered today a masterpiece, it is the first and best film adaptation of Richard Matheson's book of the same name, released in 1954. Shot back in 1964, in Rome, with an Italia...

  • Shadow

    Movie

    Short film, mystery, by Edo Tagliavini, Italy.
    Lumi is a ten year old child with no friends, who lives with her grandmother tele-dependent: since feeling lonely, she creates an imaginary friend in her shadow... Freely adapted from "Shadow" by Edgar Allan Poe.

    LANGUAGE: English
    SUBTITLES: Italian

  • The cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    Movie

    Horror, fantasy, by Robert Wiene, Germany, 1920.
    The symbolic film of cinematic expressionism. Francis tells a story to a man: in 1830, in a small town, a guy named Caligari, plays the barker at the fair to present the attraction of him, a sleepwalker that he holds under hypnosis in a coffin. The...

  • Dementia 13

    Movie

    Horror, Thriller, by Francis Ford Coppola, United States, 1963.
    Francis Ford Coppola's debut film produced at low cost by Roger Corman, who wanted a film on the model of low budget Psycho with gothic atmospheres and heinous crimes. The Haloran family gathers in their Irish castle to commemorate t...

  • Carnival of souls

    Movie

    Horror, by Herk Harvey, United States, 1962.
    Mary Henry emerges unscathed from a car accident that killed her two companions, and sets off on a strange adventure in Salt Lake City, where she finds herself drawn to a dilapidated lakeside pavilion and haunted by a ghostly figure (played by same dir...

  • Little shop of horrors

    Movie

    Horror, by Roger Corman, United States, 1960.
    The brilliant Roger Corman, director and producer who has often worked with ridiculous budgets, allowing the debut of Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Joe Dante, makes the film where his style is more recognizable. A budget of 30 thousand dollar...

  • Night of the living dead

    Movie

    Horror, di George Romero, Stati Uniti, 1968.
    One of the most profitable independent films of all time, it grossed around 250 times its budget. Inspired like other cult horror films by Richard Matheson's 1954 novel "I Am Legend". Shot as a "guerrilla film" with a cast and crew of friends and famil...

  • Silent night, bloody night

    Movie

    Horror, by Theodore Gershuny, United States, 1972.
    1972 American Slasher, is a forerunner horror genre several years before Carpenter's Halloween, with a complex script and first person shooting of the killer, which inspired many subsequent films. Its originality and its narration are what manage...