Actor, writer and life-long horror film aficionado Mark Gatiss follows his 'A History of Horror' with this exploration of European horror cinema. Including interviews with directors Dario Argento and Guillermo del Toro amongst others.
On his deathbed vicar Rant makes a secret confession to his niece Mary Simpson. Some twenty years later young librarian William Garrett is asked by elderly John Eldred to locate a book ... See full summary »
Long-running radio horror series and its veteran presenter Aubrey Judd discovers that all is not quiet in the eerie radio studio and that elements of his own past are not as dead and buried as he perhaps hoped.
An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.
Different Ways to Scare You from the 1920s to the 1970s
A trip from Lon Chaney to "Halloween", author and actor Mark Gatiss hosts and narrates the tale of Horror in film as he travels to America, Britain and Canada highlighting the films and figures that elevated the genre to an art form and box office success. Featuring the movies that defined the gory field and the individuals that made them happen, Gatiss shows the highs and lows, the hits and the duds. From subtle black and white screen beginnings based on 19th-Cenutry novels to the blood-splattered scream fests that brought on the new wave the documentary chronicles the unsettling, silly, fun and rich genre in all its different aspects. Gatiss is a grower as his hard to view features and grumpy countenance makes one wish Neil Gaiman or Stephen King were picked to do the honors but he eventually warms to one as the film progresses. Entertaining and quite informative, "A History of Horror" gives one an idea on why this undead oddity of cinema endures and has a loyal and devoted following to this day.
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