Horror films are made to frighten or shock the viewer through the means of the macabre, fantastic or supernatural, and thus frequently overlapping with science fiction. Perhaps more than any other genre, what is considered to be a horror film has varied from decade to decade. Suggested menace that was once clearly a provenance of horror now would be categorized as a mystery or a crime thriller (The Silence of the Lambs), with the term "horror" applied to films which display more explicit gore (Wes Craven's New Nightmare). These films frequently overlap with thriller, science fiction and fantasy.
The Wicker Man was a labor of love for director Robin Hardy, screenwriter Anthony Shaffer, and producer and co-star Christopher Lee; eager to see the project to fruition, they worked with a low budget, a short shooting … More~ Mark Deming
If you were sitting near an open window when the first trailer for Dario Argento's Dracula debuted online, you could almost hear the collective gasp emitted by the global horror community. Sure, by that point they all … More~ Jason Buchanan