Horror WING


 

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Horror

The genre of horror has been a part of movies since the beginning of film. Many directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Tod Browning, Tobe Hooper and James Whale found their niche in these kinds of movies, and audiences to this day love good horror films.

I loved the 1933 film King Kong. Everyone did an outstanding job and considering the year, the special effects department did a remarkable job telling the story of King Kong and his love for Fay Wray’s character, Ann Darrow. The film is well known for its ground breaking use of special effects such as stop motion animation, matte painting, rear projection and miniatures, all of which were conceived decades before the digital age. Credit should be given to director John Smith and special effects experts, Willis O’Brien and Buzz Dixon. It should be noted that O’Brien’s protégé, Ray Harryhausen, became a special effects expert who would go on to a very successful career.

This was a very high quality horror film and I think the film and these posters are wonderful.

1941’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was not Spencer Tracy’s happiest film. He did not want to play Jekyll and Hyde, but he did it, and he was wonderful in the parts. Of course he had two beautiful costars with Lana Turner and Ingrid Bergman. Spencer may not have liked it, but my husband and I love the film.

I love the original Godzilla, with the one and only Raymond Burr. I’ve seen the movie numerous times and my husband loves the poster. The Catman of Paris and The Hound of the Baskervilles are good examples of their kind. It is interesting to note that horror movie posters are extremely valuable. While some of the films may not have been epics, the posters of these films are prized.