By Roger Hauser

Usually the horror appears to be like with no knocking. This awesome choice provides a number of classics, all- time masterpieces and cult movies identified merely via specialists. take pleasure in this beautiful horror menu and get ready to tremble.

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37 - The Thing (USA, 1982) John Carpenter This film is a remake of Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks’ 1951 classic The Thing from Another World. Carpenter’s version is truer to the original in that it highlights the importance of identity before death, as well as the paranoia felt by certain characters who are to face a creature able to adopt the appearance of other living beings. With a script free from banal dialogue and full of unpredictable situations, the film slowly turned into a reference of the genre at that time.

The questionable moral status of the leading trio is remarkably audacious for the time. What is politically incorrect always creates curiosity and, sooner or later, admiration. This great film introduced many resources and inspired several remakes. • - 8 - Horror of Dracula (UK, 1958) Terence Fisher It is hard to chose from the many existing “Draculas”. Nosferatu, both Murnay’s and Herzog’s, present an abnormally shaped vampire in an atmosphere of great visual beauty. In 1931, Tod Browning created a theatrical vampire who is evil but not violent, interpreted by Bela Lugosi.

Children, the recurring victims of horror cinema, play here the executioner’s role, which only increases the astonishment. • - 31 - Nosferatu the Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht, Germany, 1978) Werner Herzog Nosferatu is one of the founding creatures renamed by Murnau in his remarkable 1922 film. Here, Herzog takes on the task of producing a mysterious and wonderful job, galvanized in a rare beauty. He chooses certain of Murnau’s scenes and recreates them by lengthening their dramatic tempo, producing a hallucinating journey through the modest inferno of a shameful and sad vampire.

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