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Sunday, September 6, 2015

The American Nightmare (2000)

This documentary examines some of the iconic horror movies of the 1960s-1970s and how they were influenced by, and were commentaries of, what was happening in the world around us.  George Romero, Tom Savini, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Wes Craven, John Landis and David Cronenberg look back on the movies they made as young men and offer some interesting insight into such beloved films as Night of the Living Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween among others.  These filmmakers also talk about the horror films that scared and inspired them as children and teens.

The subject is thoroughly explored in the way one would expect from the Independent Film Channel.  Also included are various professors/historians who add their insights as well.  This is really good stuff.  I know a lot about these directors but found myself being surprised by their candid insights time and time again.  If you have any love of horror, this one is a must-see.  I’m amazed I haven’t seen it before.

RATING: Excellent.

For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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