Monster Madness:  The Gothic Revival of Horror



Part three of a multi-part documentary series with distinguished actors, directors, writers, composers and special effects mavens examining the history of the horror, fantasy and science fiction films from the groundbreaking silent 1920s through the Golden Age of Universal, the Silver Age of Hammer and up through the 1980s and beyond. The popularity of the Drive-In Theater peaked in the 60s with over 4000 in operation across the U.S. Samuel Z. Arkoff, Roger Corman and others made films like “I was a Teenage Werewolf”, “Reform School Girl” and “Teenage Caveman” specifically for teens at the Drive-In Movie Theater. In the same time frame, Hammer Films became known for a series of Gothic “Hammer Horror” films made from the mid-50s until the 70s. Hammer also produced science fiction, thrillers, Film noir, comedies and in later years, television series. Hammer made stylized movies utilizing quality British actors and cleverly designed sets. During its most successful years, Hammer dominated the horror film market worldwide.

FLA 004
Running Time: 90 mins
UPC: 812073020669


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