How SCREAM Re-defined the Horror Movie Genre | The Reading List | History of Horror

The SCREAM franchise re-shaped the way we look at modern horror films. Follow along as we trace the origins of these groundbreaking films – from Hitchcock’s cerebral PSYCHO to Carpenter’s Creepy HALLOWEEN, FRIDAY THE 13TH, PROM NIGHT, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE.

Scares aplenty and spoilers galore, find some surprising new facts and remind yourself why you love to SCREAM.

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  1. Jaki Stewart
    September 7, 2017


  2. El Rey Network
    September 7, 2017

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  3. Frederick Lopez
    September 7, 2017

    Awesome in-depth video on SCREAM! It did re-define the genre and it is hard to imagine it existing without the origins of Psycho or John Carpenter's Halloween. In addition, Wes Craven directing Scream with it's references and meta nature when he did New Nightmare shortly before. Great video! Keep it up! Scream sure is one of my favorite scary movies.

  4. Raymond Frand
    September 12, 2017

    I love the scream films

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