A contemporary history of the American horror film that aims right for the jugular. Starting with Edison's version of Frankenstein and slashing its way through to Saw and beyond, this incisive documentary examines how these monstrous creations were gruesome reflections of their times. Nightmares charts the genre's shift from atomic age anxieties (Them) and Vietnam-era violence (Night of the Living Dead) all the way to post-911 xenophobia (Hostel). Includes commentary by Roger Corman, Joe Dante, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen, as well as clips from over 150 movies spanning over 100 years.
George Romero,Joe Dante,John Carpenter,Lance Henriksen,Larry Cohen,Mick Garris
Documentary on the history of the American horror film, and how they have reflected what was going on in the culture at the time.