See the History of Horror Film in 12 Minutes

See the History of Horror Film in 12 Minutes

Diego Carrera has created a captivating and wordless 12-minute video essay that proposes “a timeline of influential and aesthetically beautiful horror movies around the world since 1895 until 2016.” It offers us a brief clip from one film every year, starting with The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scotts (1895), and working up through The Haunted Curiosity Shop (1901), Frankenstein (1910), The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920), Nosferatu (1922), Bob Hope’s hilarious The Ghost Breakers (1941), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (one of my favorite horror films, 1948), Psycho (1960), The Exorcist (1973), Alien (1979), The Thing (1982), The Blair Witch Project (1999), Let the Right One In (2008), It Follows (2015) and The Witch (2016).

It’s oddly captivating — check it out. And see more of Diego Carrera’s video work on Vimeo here.

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