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Horror Then and Now

Look at how the genre has evolved over the years. Talk about some of the icons in the horror movie franchise and how they have evolved along with the genre. Also you might look at the directors of the horror genre and how they have helped the evolution of the horror genre.

  • This is a solid topic, one which can be thoroughly examined. Given that the genre initially leaned more towards psychological horror and since morphed (sadly) into physical horror (like the splatter-fest movies of Eli Roth), there is a lot that can be observed. It could also be interesting to note how filmmakers are starting to lean a bit more towards psychological horror again with films like "The Babadook" and "It Follows". – August Merz 4 years ago
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  • Early directors and critics panned The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, but later reactions were more positive. Was this revisionism anomalous, or a general change in perspective affecting the horror genre? What were the specific critiques of the first horror film(s) and how did they help shape ensuing horror films? – Tigey 4 years ago
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