A Brief History of Horror


Happy Halloween from NJAM! Timmie and Mike take you through a haunting tour of horror classics of the past and present.  Just in time for the spookiest night of the year.  As a bonus, stay tuned to find out how well Mike knows his movie murderers…mwahahaha

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I. Intro 

A. Happy Halloween!

B.  Costumes & Parties

C.  Halloween Horror Releases

  • The Visit
  • Crimson Peak

D.  Personal Experiences with Horror

E.  What Do We Mean By “Modern?”

F.  New Flicks Spurn Interest in the Past

II. Horror History [00:11:45]

A.  Le Manoir Du Diable (1896) by Georges Melies

B.  Early Films Mostly Traditional Monster Stories

  • Mike’s Metal Fact!
  • 1920s to the 1950s
  • Seem almost cute today

C. 1960s through 1980 Horror

  • Psychological
  • Suspense

D. 1980s through 1990s

  • Beginnings of teen horror flicks
  • Horror franchise
    • Nightmare on Elm Street
    • Friday the 13th
    • Halloween 

E. Early 2000s

  • Horror Remakes!
  • Saw & Paranormal Activity Franchise
    • These movies make a ton of bank!
  • Shock Horror
  • Combos of previous horror periods

III. What Now? [00:46:30]

A. Trends in Horror of the Last 5 Years

  • Horror on streaming
    • V/H/S (2012)
    • The Purge

B.  Some Bright Spots

  • House of the Devil (2009)
  • It Follows (2015)
  • Let the Right One In (2008)
  • The Babadook (2014)
  • Wolf Creek (2005)
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

C.  Some Lists Worth A Look

D.  How the 2015 Releases Hold Up to Our Standards

D.  Looking Ahead

  • Krampus (2015) 

IV. Mini Segments [01:06:00]

A.  Killer Quiz

B.  NJAM Sees It:  American Horror Story: Freak Show (2014)

V. Conclusions 

A. Related Links

Original Music

The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.

Audio Editing

This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.

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