From the first horror films in the late 1800's to entirely new horror series that you can stream from your phone, the horror movie industry has been scaring the sh*t out of people for ages. What made the classics stand the test of time, and how does new horror standout without repeating old storylines?
Every era had the few classic scary movies that stood out from all others, forever changing the game. At the very beginning, horror movies like the 1910 original Frankenstein pulled directly from literature. This catapulted the horror industry by the 1930's. With monster movies like Dracula, the Mummy, and the Invisible Man, the horror industry is where movie stars wanted to be. You could argue that no monster will be as iconic as the originals being reinvented from the novels from which they were created.
Scary movies started getting more cerebral in the sixties and by 1980, we had psychological thrillers like Stanley Kubrick's The Shining twisting our brains and rattling us to the bone. Yet, horror continued to find new ways to become even more terrifying and disturbing. Slasher movies like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and hidden gems like Sleepaway camp were all products of the 1980's.
The Incredible Jeff and DMAN run through the entire list of the classics that made history in the horror industry and debate how new horror creations compare on Episode 96 of the Fueled by Death Show.
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