Horror Movie Directors

 

Horror Movie Directors

Here are just a few of the masters of horror! With many titles to their credit, these directors have definitely made their mark and are due maximum respect in the horror world.

 

Alfred Hitchcock
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John Carpenter Movies
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Stephen King Movies
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Wes Craven Movies
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Other Top Horror Movie Directors
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Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Army Of Darkness)

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Dario Argento (Inferno, Deep Red The Hatchet Murders

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Mario Bava (Black Sabbath, Planet Of The Vampires)

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Peter Jackson (Dead Alive)

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George A. Romero (Night Of The Living Dead, Day Of The Dead)

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Stanley Kubrick (The Shining)

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William Castle (13 Ghosts, House On Haunted Hill)

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Lucio Fulci (Zombie, Demonia)

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Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Taste Of Blood)

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Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, The Mangler)

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William Friedkin (The Exorcist)

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Stuart Rosenberg (Amittyville Horror)

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Steven Speilberg (Jaws, Gremlins)

Top 10 Horror Movies And Their Directors

10. SALEM'S LOT (Tobe Hooper)

09. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (Tobe Hooper)

08. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (Wes Craven)

07. JAWS (Steven Speilberg)

06. THE SHINING (Stanley Kubrick)

05. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (George A. Romero)

04. PSYCHO (Alfred Hitchcock)

03. THE EXORCIST (

 

Merriam-Websters Definition of "Horror"
Pronunciation: 'hor-&r, 'här-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English horrour, from Middle French horror, from Latin, action of bristling, from horrEre to bristle, shiver; akin to Sanskrit harsate he is excited
1 a : painful and intense fear, dread, or dismay <astonishment giving place to horror on the faces of the people about me -- H. G. Wells> b : intense aversion or repugnance
2 a : the quality of inspiring horror : repulsive, horrible, or dismal quality or character <contemplating the horror of their lives -- Liam O'Flaherty> b : something that inspires horror
3 plural : a state of extreme depression or apprehension

The "Horror Movie"
Designed to frighten and instill fear and panic in the viewer. With horrific and gruesome imagery, horror movie makers are able to play on your worst nightmares. Some of the truly scariest movies are based on true events like original version of The Exorcist. Other movies that have proven to scare involve the "Serial Killer" or "Mass Murderer". Like Jason Voorhees (Friday The 13th series), Michael Myers (Halloween series) or Freddy Kruger (A Nightmare On Elm Street series). Other great horrors are biographical, such as the stories of the true life serial killers like, Jeff Dahmer, Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacey and Ted Bundy. A personal favorite is a disturbing portrayal of the life of Henry Lee Lucas called, "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer". Another great technique at scaring viewers is by playing with their phobias. Jaws, Arachnaphobia, and Vertigo are great examples of playing on peoples fears of water, sharks, spiders, heights.  Then there are the classics like,  vampire movies, monster movies and werewolf movies. Some horrors greatest movie makers are George Romero, Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Wes Craven. Each with impressive filmographies.  

 

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