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HISTORY OF HORROR, A - VOLUMES 1-3

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A History of Horror is a three-part, British documentary series that chronicles horror films thoughout the decades. Films examined are well known and obscure. Informative and highly entertaining!

Note: This title comes on two discs.

VOLUME 1 - FRANKENSTEIN GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
Golden Age of Hollywood horror—the Universal era, the 1920s to 1940s. The Phantom of the Opera (1925), starring Lon Chaney, the first great horror talkie Dracula (1931), starring Béla Lugosi, and the later release of James Whale's Frankenstein (1931), featuring Boris Karloff.

A look at Son of Frankenstein (1939). Includes interviews with John Carpenter, Sara Karloff, Gloria Stuart, Carla Laemmle, Donnie Dunagan, and Sheila Wynn (Lugosi's co-star in a 1951 Dracula tour).


VOLUME 2 - HOME COUNTIES HORROR
British Hammer Films of the 1950s and 1960s. Frankenstein and Dracula films which made stars of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Short-lived subgenre of British "folk horror," drawing on paganism and folklore, including Witchfinder General (1968), Blood on Satan's Claw (1970), and Wicker Man (1973).

Includes interviews writer-producer Anthony Hinds, writer-director Jimmy Sangster, director Roy Ward Baker, Barbara Steele, star of Black Sunday (1960), director-producer Roger Corman, director Piers Haggard, John Carpenter again, and actors Barbara Shelley and David Warner. Also included are archive interviews with Peter Cushing and Vincent Price.


VOLUME 3 - THE AMERICAN SCREAM
American horror movies of the late 1960s and 1970s, including Night Of The Living Dead (1968) and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). The emergence of slasher films and Satanism and demonic possession in films such as Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Exorcist (1973) and The Omen (1976). Includes interviews with writer David Seltzer and directors Tobe Hooper and George A. Romero, who also made Martin (1978).

Plus this bonus selection...

FREAKS 1932
U.S. film. "Anyone who considers this entertainment should be placed in the pathological ward in some hospital." A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of sideshow performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Freaks is an American horror film in which the characters were played by people who worked as carnival sideshow performers and had real deformities. During test-screenings one woman threatened to sue MGM, claiming the film had caused her to suffer a miscarriage. Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Johnny Eck, Prince Randian, Koo Koo, Schlitze, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates, Harry Earles, Rose Dione, Daisy Hilton.

Note: This title comes on two discs.


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