Christopher Brown looks at horror movie cinema across the globe. Episodes go from the silent age through to modern times.
Infocast – A History Of Horror Podcast
A quick introduction to A History Of Horror Podcast before we start. Christopher Brown sets the scene and explains what the plan is for the next year.
Pioneers of Cinema
We begin our History of Horror journey right at the birth of cinema. From the beginning exploitation was present with horror films and we can see this with Edison's productions among others. There was also the rise of the cinema special effect and the work of master film-maker George Melies
Germany And A Silent Revolution
We continue our journey by going to Germany and examining the impact of expressionism on the country at the time, and art right up to the modern day. We look at films such as The Student Of Prague, Nosferatu and Vampyr
We're back in America for the moment Hollywood realises that there is money to be made from horror movies. Universal introduce their iconic monsters to the world and the classic film versions of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and more are born.
Hammer and British Thrills Part One
We go from the start of horror through to the boom of Hammer in this first half look at British horror films Part two will look at Folk Horror through to modern fights and will be released on April 19th
Hammer and British Thrills part two
From the grand gothic of Hammer we know slip over to a very English fear. There is old magic in the countryside, religious extremism and bloody murder as we take a look at the unique genre of folk horror
A must listen for movie fans.
This a a great piece of film journalism, wonderfully researched and genially presented. It's comprehensive but never feels overwhelming, with smart choices on what is and isn't included. If you're into horror, or wider movies for that matter, don't hesitate, just subscribe.
The Hammer and Amicus episodes are kinda special, The show improves with every instalment. Got my Alan Frank books out for reference. The theme to the show is great. (Run The Jewels/ El-P?) Who is it? Much love. Look forward to the next 'un.
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After the hugely successful transition from video nasties podcast to book, Chris brown goes macro with a history of horror. Only two eps in and I'm hooked. Not surprising I was hooked to his Video Nasties one too. Like I said on my review of that podcast Chris's style is easy on the ears and the content informative. He's like his very own public service broadcaster ... Well I think there's a public good coming from what he does ... Get on it