The history of Horror has to be one of the most fun history lessons that there ever was. In the video below John P. Hess takes a look at the last one-hundred years of Horror filmmaking, covering everything from German Expressionism to independent slasher films. Scaring our fellow man with tales of death and dismemberment has been a tradition for a very long time now. According to the video, the first major influences of Horror film came from the great Gothic Horror writers such as Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and Edgar Allen Poe.
The video covers so much more. Check it out below!