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.

- 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.

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Bride of Frankenstein

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Lobby card for re-release of Bride of Frankenstein with Douglas Walton as Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lanchester as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Gavin Gordon as Lord Byron
Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster in Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff in Bride of Frankenstein. The bride's conical hairdo, with its white lightning-trace streaks on each side, has become an iconic symbol of both the character and the film.
Boris Karloff, director James Whale, and cinematographer John J. Mescall on set of Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Colin Clive, Elsa Lanchester, Boris Karloff, and Ernest Thesiger
Karloff in the trailer
Elsa Lanchester as the Bride of Frankenstein
1930s Universal's art director Karoly Grosz (illustrator) designed this offbeat 1935 advertisement
Boris Karloff in the film's trailer
Scene from Bride of Frankenstein with Colin Clive, Elsa Lanchester, Boris Karloff and Ernest Thesiger
Lobby card for double feature with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
Karloff in 1935 teaser ad

Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American science fiction horror film, and the first sequel to Universal Pictures' 1931 film Frankenstein.

Lamberto Bava at the 2012 Days of the Dead, Indianapolis, USA.

Lamberto Bava

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Italian film director.

Italian film director.

Lamberto Bava at the 2012 Days of the Dead, Indianapolis, USA.

Lamberto's father Mario Bava was a film director known primarily as a director of horror films.

Korean horror

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Korean horror films have been around since the early years of Korean cinema, however, it was not until the late 1990s that the genre began to experience a renewal.

Ebert giving an interview for
Sound Opinions in 2006

Roger Ebert

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American film critic, film historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.

American film critic, film historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.

Ebert giving an interview for
Sound Opinions in 2006
Ebert (right) with Russ Meyer in 1970
Ebert and his wife Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert (left) giving the thumbs up to Nancy Kwan (right) at the Hawaii International Film Festival on October 20, 2010
Ebert (right) at the Conference on World Affairs in September 2002, shortly after his cancer diagnosis
A statue of Ebert giving his 'thumbs up' outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois

Some horror movie fans accused Ebert of elitism and prejudice against the horror genre, especially because of his dismissive comments about "Dead Teenager Movies."

Theatrical release poster by Karoly Grosz

The Mummy (1932 film)

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1932 American pre-Code supernatural horror film directed by Karl Freund.

1932 American pre-Code supernatural horror film directed by Karl Freund.

Theatrical release poster by Karoly Grosz
Boris Karloff in a shot used throughout the film.
Concept art for Cagliostro, a film project based on the historical occultist Alessandro Cagliostro, which served as the basis for what became The Mummy.
Film poster with text: "Karloff the uncanny in The Mummy"
Boris Karloff and Zita Johann in a climactic scene from the movie.
Lon Chaney Jr. appeared as Kharis the Mummy in three follow-ups to the original film.

Unlike other Universal Monsters films, The Mummy had no official sequels, but rather was reimagined in The Mummy's Hand (1940) and its sequels, The Mummy's Tomb (1942), The Mummy's Ghost (1944), The Mummy's Curse (1944), and the studios' comedy–horror crossover film Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955).

Poster for The Seventh Victim (1943) with tag line "Slave to Satan!"

Satanic film

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Poster for The Seventh Victim (1943) with tag line "Slave to Satan!"

A Satanic film is a subgenre of horror film, and at times other film genres, that involves the Devil as a concept or a character.

Theatrical release poster by Reynold Brown

I Was a Teenage Werewolf

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Theatrical release poster by Reynold Brown

I Was a Teenage Werewolf is a 1957 horror film starring Michael Landon as a troubled teenager, Yvonne Lime and Whit Bissell.

The House of the Devil (1896 film)

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1896 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès.

1896 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès.

However, because of its themes and characters, the film has been considered to technically be the first horror film.

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Get Out

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Get Out is Jordan Peele's directorial debut.
Allison Williams was cast to disorient audiences into trusting her character.
The film was partially shot at Barton Academy, a historic Greek Revival school building in Mobile, Alabama.
Daniel Kaluuya's performance garnered critical acclaim and he received his first Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, and Critics' Choice Award nomination.

Get Out is a 2017 American horror film written, co-produced, and directed by Jordan Peele in his directorial debut.

Paul Naschy

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Paul Naschy (born Jacinto Molina Álvarez, September 6, 1934 – November 30, 2009) was a Spanish film actor, screenwriter, and director working primarily in horror films.