Tuesday, 24 July 2012

A heartfelt documentary to horror

Youtube has been throwing so many brilliant horror documentaries at me, I have to start sharing them. Let's begin with a brilliant TV special called Masters of Horror (not connected with the TV series), hosted by horror legend Bruce Campbell.

Documentaries like this tend to be very superficial and fluff-based, but this one, though not exactly hard-hitting or controversial, gives plenty of insight into many of the most famous horror directors, and the insight in a brilliant love-letter to the horror genre. 

Several directors show just a pure passion for it, and those who might have given the impression they were unhappy with the label on occasion (George Romero and Wes Craven always stand out) set it straight here with interesting and intelligent views.

It also acts as a bit of a behind the scenes in an unexpected way on certain films, namely Wes Craven's The Serpent and The Rainbow (horribly underrated voodoo film) and a lot of love is given to John Carpenter's They Live.

If you have any interest in horror, or wonder how the heck people can be so in to it, then this documentary will give you a brilliant insight into one of the most analytically genres there is.

Also, the way it is shot and edited makes every incredible horror effect ever part of an insane texture montage that makes me excited for footage I had never thought was anything special. 


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