31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): Documentaries For The Horror Fan Issue #3
Have you ever wanted to get the inside scoop on some of your favorite horror movies? Me too! That’s why I find documentaries sooooooooo fascinating because they tend to fill in all the blanks about the behind the scenes decisions that were being made on some of my favorite productions. Everyone is busy recommending their favorite horror movies to their readers, but I just have to be different(insert eye roll). To you, the EGC Acolytes, I issue a challenge. Try getting into the Halloween spirit not just by watching your Halloween Favorites, but by exploring other horror related content.
The Making Of The Howling
While I love the original Gary Bradner novel, the 1981 film known as The Howling remains one of my favorite werewolf films of all time. Since the movie came out before I was born, I was unaware of how the movie was originally marketed. Most people who sat down in the theatre didn’t know they were being treated to a werewolf film, so when the giant fleabags started popping up, it blindsided the audience, helping solidify its place as a cult classic.
Scream The Inside Story
The first Scream is my favorite slasher film of all time. It came at a time when the power of the horror genre was waning and injected a brand of self-aware humor that felt uniquely contemporary in the 90’s. Scream: The Inside Story is a fantastic window into one of my favorite horror movies of all time.
READ THIS BEFORE PLAYING: SKIP TO 01:30 TO AVOID THE ANNOYING SOUND.
Have you ever wondered what about the work that went into the making of the industries cutting edge prosthetics and makeups? Nightmare Factory follows Greg Nicotero as he shares some of the behind the scenes of movie making magic. Nicotero has had numerous projects under his belt, but most will know him from his work with The Walking Dead.
Beware The Moon: Remembering AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
An American Werewolf in London might be the most legendary werewolf film in cinema history, certainly giving the original Wolfman a run for its money. Directed by John Landis, the film has its own brand of black humor and is a special effects masterpiece. I don’t think I’ve seen another werewolf movie top its transformation sequence even after all this time. Truly a horror classic.