A report on Horror film

Max Schreck as Count Orlok in the 1922 film Nosferatu. Critic and historian Kim Newman declared it as a film that set the template for the horror film.
Depiction of the usage of mirrors in horror films.
Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931), a film noted as inspiring a wave of subsequent American horror films in the 1930s.
George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968) led to what Newman described as a "slow burning influence" in independent and thoughtful horror films in the 1970s.
Some cast and crew members of The Blair Witch Project (1999), one of the highest grossing horror films of the 1990s.
Park Chan-wook, the director of Thirst (2009), one of the many varied Korean horror films from the early 21st century.
French director Julia Ducournau (centre) won the Palme d'Or for horror film Titane. She is pictured with actors Agathe Rousselle and Vincent Lindon, who star in the film, at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Jörg Buttgereit in 2015. Buttgereit was described by Kai-Uwe Werbeck as "arguably the most visible German horror director of the 1980s and early 1990s"
Still from Dario Argento's Suspiria (1977). Curti described the film as developing an "artistic rebirth" and "irrational dimension" to the Italian gothic from its "set pieces to the color and the music."
Filmmaker and composer John Carpenter, who has directed and scored numerous horror films, performing in 2016.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980) uses a found footage style.
Still of Madhubala in Mahal (1949), considered one of the first Indian horror films.

Film genre that seeks to elicit fear or disgust in its audience for entertainment purposes.

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Max Schreck as Count Orlok in the 1922 film Nosferatu. Critic and historian Kim Newman declared it as a film that set the template for the horror film.

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Video nasty

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Video nasty is a colloquial term popularised by the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association (NVALA) in the United Kingdom to refer to a number of films, typically low-budget horror or exploitation films, distributed on video cassette that were criticised for their violent content by the press, social commentators and various religious organisations in the early 1980s.

Final Destination

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DVD set containing all five films

Final Destination is an American horror franchise consisting of five films, two comic books, and nine novels.

The Wolf Man (franchise)

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The Wolf Man is the title of several horror film series centered on Larry Talbot, a man who upon being bitten by a werewolf becomes one himself, and his subsequent attempts to cure himself of his murderous condition.

Paul Wegener

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German actor, writer, and film director known for his pioneering role in German expressionist cinema.

German actor, writer, and film director known for his pioneering role in German expressionist cinema.

Wegener acting as Nathan the Wise with Gerda Müller (standing) and Agathe Poschmann in Berlin

In 1932, Wegener made his sound debut in Richard Oswald's black comedy/horror film Unheimliche Geschichten, in which he made fun of himself as well as the whole expressionist movie genre.

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28 Days Later

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Busy areas of Central London, including Westminster Bridge, had to be filmed early in the morning or while the crew briefly closed streets for the film's opening sequence.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some media commentary compared images of deserted city streets (such as London, pictured) to scenes in 28 Days Later.

28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland.

List of science fiction horror films

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This is a list of science fiction horror films.

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Wolf Creek (film)

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The Wolfe Creek Crater is featured prominently in the film

Wolf Creek is a 2005 Australian horror film written, co-produced and directed by Greg McLean and starring John Jarratt, Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath and Kestie Morassi.

An Illustration of Poe's "The Raven" by Gustave Doré

Horror fiction

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Genre of speculative fiction which is intended to frighten, scare, or disgust.

Genre of speculative fiction which is intended to frighten, scare, or disgust.

An Illustration of Poe's "The Raven" by Gustave Doré
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Horace Walpole wrote the first Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto (1764), initiating a new literary genre.
Mary Shelley by Richard Rothwell (1840–41)
Stephen King
Illustration from an 1882 issue of Punch: An English editorial cartoonist conceives the Irish Fenian movement as akin to Frankenstein's monster, in the wake of the Phoenix Park killings. Menacing villains and monsters in horror literature can often be seen as metaphors for the fears incarnate of a society.

Early cinema was inspired by many aspects of horror literature, and started a strong tradition of horror films and subgenres that continues to this day.

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The Man They Could Not Hang

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The Man They Could Not Hang is a 1939 American horror film directed by Nick Grinde from a screenplay by Karl Brown.

John Carpenter performing in 2016. Carpenter has directed and scored numerous horror films throughout his career.

Horror film score

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John Carpenter performing in 2016. Carpenter has directed and scored numerous horror films throughout his career.

A horror film score is music used and often specially written for films in the horror genre.