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A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss 

Mark Gatiss examines the history of the horror film, from classic Hollywood monsters to Hammer's glory days and beyond.
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Mark Gatiss ...  Himself - Presenter 3 episodes, 2010
John Carpenter ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2010
Michael Roberts Michael Roberts ...  Compere 2 episodes, 2010
Barbara Steele ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 2010
David Warner ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2010
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Mark Gatiss examines the history of the horror film, from classic Hollywood monsters to Hammer's glory days and beyond.

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11 October 2010 (UK) See more »

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Different Ways to Scare You from the 1920s to the 1970s
10 August 2019 | by Screen_O_GenicSee all my reviews

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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