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The American Nightmare (2000)

The American Nightmare
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Description: The explosion of gruesome horror cinema in the wake of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead is explored in this serious documentary, which has a welcome respect for an easily derided genre. A few academics make piquant observations (no film critics, although Robin Wood pioneered this line of thinking years ago), but mostly we hear from the filmmakers themselves: Romero, John Carpenter (on Halloween), Wes Craven (Last House on the Left), Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and David Cronenberg (Shivers). The directors focus on those films, not their entire careers, which limits the scope of the movie. Juxtapositioning ... (more)
Release date: 20 July 2003
UPC: 767685951538
Tags: Documentary (3), Horror (2), Politics (1), Movies (1), War (1), Sex (1), 1960s (1), 1970s (1), Ifc (1)
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