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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)

If you're looking for Horror Film History 101, then this is the place to get it.  Nightmares in Red, White and Blue dares to cover everything from the silent era to modern horror in only 96 minutes.  In reaching this goal it succeeds brilliantly.  Nightmares combines interviews from famous horror directors such as John Carpenter and George Romero with clips from well known and not so well known films.  
Director Andrew Monument shows how each decade of horror was influenced by what America was going through at the time.  It is insightful and extremely well put together.  Everyone, and I mean everyone, should see this film.  Even people who don't like horror should see this film because it makes the case that the horror genre has always been about more than entertainment.  It is a social commentary on the times we live in and the things that cause us to be fearful.  Don't miss it!
RATING: Excellent
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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