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a history of horror with mark gatiss

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Post by maxmum » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:52 am

Ooo, thanks
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Post by Kris » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:28 am

Will be watching this
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Post by django » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:09 pm

I read on the forums at the excellent britishhorrorfilms.co.uk website that Gatiss's First Men in the Moon and a repeat of the Crooked House are being shown as well, there's a Poe documentary too, looks like BBC4 are spoiling us this Halloween!.

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Post by mamawaldi » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:07 pm

Who saw the first episode? I thought it was really interesting and I was amazed to see that some of the performers in those Universal classics of the '30s were still alive ! The woman that appeared with Lugosi in Dracula was an amazingly sprightly 100+ !!
Gatiss clearly adores his subject - the look of awe on his face when the lady brought out Lon Chaney's makeup case was lovely.
Having been brought up on Hammer Horror, I can't wait for next weeks episode.

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Post by Kris » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:42 pm

It was really informative and I know absolutely nothing about early horror at all, I have always avoided it as it isn't scary enough for me.

But that programme made me take an interest and it was so well put together.
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Post by MaxRenn » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:55 am

Kris wrote:It was really informative and I know absolutely nothing about early horror at all, I have always avoided it as it isn't scary enough for me.

But that programme made me take an interest and it was so well put together.
Some of those Val Lewton/Jacques Tourneur films are genuinely frightening if you surrender to the atmosphere
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Post by Kris » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:47 pm

I can believe that, it's just i'm ignorant to the past without actually giving things a chance. One of the most disturbing films for me is Peeping Tom, not for any other reason than it's story and the notion of filming fear.
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Post by maxmum » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:53 am

Got this one recorded ready to watch. Hope it's a bit different from the usual history of horrors. Nightmares in red white and blue was pretty good and thorough. Went from nosferatu to Universal to 50's sci fi horror and comic books, through the 70's 80's and up to now with an obligatory saw mention. Likening the trends in horro with real social fears of the time like world war 2, vietnam and the cold war.
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Post by xBIGJOEx » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:17 am

Finally watched the first episode last night and i thought it was really superb
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Post by maxmum » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:28 am

Yeah I watched the first one this weekend and enjoyed it. Anyone else see his interview on BBC breakfast telly this morning? He is a busy man!
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Post by PhilBez » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:38 pm

Being a big fan of Hammer I was always going to enjoy last night's episode and I was pleased that he focused on Peter Cushing's work in particular. What a gent. Would have loved to have shared a cup of tea and a scone with him in those tea rooms in Whitstable.

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Post by xBIGJOEx » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:46 am

Agreed i loved this episode as big fan of the Hammer, Amicus era. I was also pleased to see him focus on Cushing and while i love Hammer it was good to see him mention Amicus Tigon and Roger Corman.
Its a remarkable series thus far i only wished they could have done more than 3
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