Tuesday, June 26, 2012

1970s Horror Movie Types



The 80s were the slasher decade, but nothing beats the 70s for horror, both made-for-tv and theatrical releases. It was a decade obsessed with horror and it was a huge variety. Here's just some examples - 


Stalker: He Knows You're Alone, Someone Is Watching You, When a Stranger Calls
Slasher: Black Christmas, Halloween, The Hills Have Eyes
Psychological: Alice Sweet Alice, Suspira, Let's Scare Jessica To Death
Technology: Killdozer, The Car, 
Environment: Food Of the Gods, The Prophecy, The Day of the Animals
Witchcraft: Race With the Devil, The Wicker Man, Crowhaven Farm
Haunted Houses:  The Amityville Horror, Legend of Hell House,
Gothic:  Satan's Claw, The Dunwich Horror, House of Dark Shadows

The 70s rocked when it came to horror. Interesting, too, that it was a decade of gas shortages, inflation, recession, and now that we are back in similar-like times, horror is our favorite genre again. Hmm...






3 comments:

  1. He Knows Your Alone was filmed in Staten Island, NY.. and did you know it was Tom Hanks First MOVIE?

    My mother was a teen when this was being filmed.
    Very cool for her... She always talked about it.

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  2. I couldn't NOT comment after seeing that picture of Darren McGavin as Kolchak: The Night Stalker. One of my favorite TV shows - right up my alley when I was a kid. I also remember watching the made-for-TV movies "The Night Stalker" and "The Night Strangler" that led to the series. (My admiration for Darren McGavin partially explains why I'm also such a fan of "A Christmas Story")

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  3. I write for somebody who has my own limitations. My reader has a certain difficulty with concentrating, which in my case comes from being a film viewer.

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