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Hosted by Christopher Lee, the screen's legendary King of Horror, the show features appearances by Robert De Niro, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hugh Hefner, Charlton Heston, Kenneth Branagh, Joe Dante, and many more. Also featured are fascinating interviews with Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, and Claude Rains. Included as a special bonus are never-before-seen interviews with the friends and families of the legendary names of horror such as Bela Lugosi, Jr.; Boris Karloff's daughter, Sarah Karloff; Claude Rains' daughter, Jessica Rains, and more.
"100 Years of Horor" also highlights rare and chilling scenes from current films such as Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, Halloween, Poltergeist, and The Haunting, to classics like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Phantom Of The Opera, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, and The Body Snatchers. Also included are rare photographs from private collections, home movies from the sets of horror classics, as well as outtakes, screen tests, previously "lost" films, and other exciting surprises. Each episode offers unique production sidelights and insights to make 100 YEARS OF HORROR the most interesting and informative horror chronology ever assembled.
This show was produced, written and directed by Ted Newsom, creator of Cinemax's ED WOOD: LOOK BACK IN ANGORA and the BBC's FLESH AND BLOOD-THE HAMMER HERITAGE OF HORROR.
It costs more, but I wish I'd known of it before I purchased this one.
His name is synominous with the genre and his love and knowledge in this area of film clearly shows through as he takes us through the `history of horror'.
And like the fries, it might be better to skip this one altogether, but if you start watching, it'll be hard to stop.
Excellent product. Thank You so kindly. Great Service!!! Will buy again in the future.Published 2 months ago by michael duarte
This review is for the one disc version (the one with Christopher Lee in a red cape in front of the Photoshop clouds filter background. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Christopher Ness
I'm almost deaf but I bought this dvd because Amazon advertises it as being subtitled in English. It is not subtitled, nor even closed captioned and I canot understand 2 words out... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joseph G. Ball
Amazon quotes 343 minutes, you'll be disappointed as I was when it arrives and it's only 120 minutes. Please fix this misrepresentation, Amazon!Published 15 months ago by Gary
Hardcore fans of the genre can sometimes sit back and enjoy documentary type productions delving not only into the history of horror, but into the psychology of it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Paperbackstash
The classic horror genre began with 1910 and Edison's FRANKENSTEIN and rolled through the final Universal monster cycle of horror films in 1948. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Scott Essman
The video arrived in a timely manner. The video was in very good condition. I saw the documentary on Netflix and bought it for a friend who grew up on horror movies. Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by Beast
Most of those documentaries contain some very interesting information, and they also provide a great survey of verious creatures and the way they were adapted in movies. Read morePublished on September 2, 2010 by Patrick Savard