Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Perfect Scary Movie (2005)

Runtime: 102 min


"Documentary looking at horror films, the tricks and psychological ploys utilised by filmmakers, and their exploitation of human fears, often relating to a particular period in time. Basically with the help of clips from past successes, and some unsuccessful with only one or two good moments, this explained the good and bad things, but mostly good, to make "the perfect scary movie". The whole programme was based on specific themes. It started with the Monster, including Nosferatu, Dracula, Wolf Man, The Mummy and zombies in Night of the Living Dead and The Evil Dead. Then Satanic, including The Wicker Man, The Exorcist, The Omen, and the supernatural, including Poltergeist. Science Fiction Horror, including Frankenstein, Shivers, Alien and The Fly. Psycho Killers, including Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Michael Myers (Halloween) and Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street). And the Footage Horror, including Cannibal Holocaust and The Blair Witch Project. With contributions from Jenny Agutter, Rick Baker, Linda Blair, Emily Booth, Ed Byrne, Bruce Campbell, John Carpenter, Veronica Cartwright, Alice Cooper, Roger Corman, Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, Robert Englund, Gunnar Hansen, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, Joshua Leonard, Judith O'Dea, Simon Pegg, Ingrid Pitt and Eli Roth."



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