A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit fear for the purposes of entertainment. The majority of early horror films were inspired by literature. Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley were some of the early inspirations for this genre that has existed for more than a century now. As far as sub-genres go, horror films started with the supernatural and themes involving death. It would dip its toes in the fantasy and thriller genres from time to time as well though. One of the first works involving the supernatural came out during the late 1890s. They were the series of short silent films by French pioneer filmmaker Georges Melies. Other countries soon followed and tried their hand with horror films. Some of them were the Japanese film company Konishi Honten as well as the renowned silent film director, Segundo de Chomon.
It was not long before filmmakers started to make film adaptations of popular literature. Some of the early ones have been the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein. Nowadays, a lot of horror films have been adapted from the various novel by author Stephen King to the enjoyment of a lot of horror film fans. The classic horror films of old have remained popular to this day. In fact, they have seen a surge of popularity again thanks to the support of film enthusiasts and various film festivals. If you haven't seen these films yet, now is a good time to experience these amazing films. The best way to do so is in black and white film format, the way they were made in the first place. Check out some of the best black and white horror movies and witness a piece of film history now.
|1||The Haunting (1963)||Movies||18||Paid|
|3||Cat People (1942)||Movies||7||Paid|
|4||Eyes Without a Face||Movies||4||Paid|
|6||The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari||Movies||2||Paid|
|8||Carnival of Souls||Movies||1||Paid|
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