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History of Horror

Welcome to Spinnaker’s History of Horror! Here, we took the entire month of October to look back at important scary movies and video games from 1910 to 2017. If you missed out daily reviews, you’re in the right place! They are all posted here in order. Hopefully you’ll learn something new about the genre, or maybe this will tempt you to take your first deep dive into horror. Either way, enjoy. Reader beware, you’re in for a scare.

“Arguably the foundation of the horror movie genre.”

History of Horror – Frankenstein (1910)


“At the time, this was probably the scariest film ever released.”

Nosferatu (1922): History of Horror


Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man is the first crossover movie”

Universal Monsters (1931-1954) | History of Horror


“…the first to depict zombies eating human flesh.”

Night of the Living Dead (1968)


“A gritty and gory piece of horror that pioneered a new type of slasher film: industrial grunge.”

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) | History of Horror


Jaws may feel bigger than most horror films, but in a way it’s really just an evolution of the ‘monster flick’.”

Jaws (1975) | History of Horror


“It makes you believe that anything really can happen on Halloween night.”

Halloween (1978) | History of Horror


“The greatest zombie movie ever made.”

Dawn of the Dead (1978) | History of Horror


“Truly a special movie that has earned its place among cinema, and indeed, horror greatness.”

Alien (1979) | History of Horror


“To this day, people debate about what the ending means.”

The Shining (1980) | History of Horror


“Horror video games are the most modern way to scare audiences, and this one was the very first.”

Haunted House (1981) | History of Horror


The Evil Dead is one of those special horror movies that was born out of pure passion.”

Evil Dead Trilogy (1981-1992) | History of Horror


“When people think of the “slasher” sub-genre, they almost always think of the Friday the 13th franchise.”

Friday the 13th (1980) | History of Horror


“What’s scarier than a being that enters your dreams and kills your in your sleep?”

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) | History of Horror


“Following up Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead may seem impossible, but Romero nailed it.”

Day of the Dead (1985) | History of Horror


“Tremors is a winner because of the comedy, the amazing practical effects, but most of all, because of the characters.”

Tremors (1990) | History of Horror


Resident Evil is credited as the first “survival horror” game.

Resident Evil (1996) | History of Horror


Scream offers a genuine, yet humorous, horror experience.”

Scream (1996) | History of Horror


“its ending is one you will never forget.”

The Blair Witch Project (1999) | History of Horror


“[White Day] scared me more than any other title.”

White Day: a labyrinth named school (2001) | History of Horror


“the best story in any horror game.”

Silent Hill 2 (2001) | History of Horror


“RE4 literally changed gaming forever. “

Resident Evil 4 (2005) | History of Horror


“Monsters come out of vents and scream at you until your trusty space armor is filled with wet brown sauce and you’re tasked with running or being added to a tasty stir-fry.”

Dead Space (2008) | History of Horror


“It revived the horror genre and made let’s plays an actual way of living.”

Amnesia: The Dark Descent (2010) | History of Horror


“officially the cheapest laxative ever made.”

Slender (2012) | History of Horror


Outlast is not afraid to completely freak you out.”

Outlast (2013) | History of Horror


“simply unmatched it its ability to build dread and it did so with only one damn hallway.”

P.T. (2014) | History of Horror


Five Nights at Freddy’s makes me curl up in a ball, stick my thumb in my mouth, and ask for forgiveness.”

Five Nights at Freddy’s (2014) | History of Horror


“a love letter to horror fans who have countless spooky movies and games under their belt.”

The Evil Within (2014) | History of Horror


“It’s one of those horror games that I recommend playing on the highest difficulty setting for absolute realism, but that’s only if you hate yourself, like me.”

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017) | History of Horror


“Most horror games scare the players, but here, players scare players.”

Friday the 13th: The Game | History of Horror