American Horror Movies – A Look at Some Examples

American Horror Movies – A Look at Some Examples

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The Usual Story Of A Zombie, The Exorcist and Dark Water are three popular horror films that star Russell Crowder. I have always liked them and I’m sure others will too. It’s always fun to see these older movies and especially horror films from the 80s and 90s. They have that “claymation” look about them. All of us movie goers like to look back on our favorite films and see if there is anything we might have missed.

A Nightmare On Elm Street is an example of that. I remember seeing this movie when I was in college. I think the casting and the special effects were a bit dated at the time, but the story line and the overall concept was still very appealing to me then. This is another horror film starring Russell Crowder in the lead role.

The Exorcist is another classic from the late 80s. I’ll always remember the scene when Chris Sarandon’s character Dr. van DeMarr has his assistant open up the door for him only to have the assistant shoot him in the head. I suppose that some of that was the acting that went into that scene. The Usual Story Of A Zombie would have had the same effect upon us.

Another one of those movies that might be on the top of my list is Jason Bourne. I’m not going to lie to you, I saw this film on its opening weekend and I don’t think it got better since then. The story line and acting was top notch and did make me scream. These are all examples of how genre conventions can lead to some fantastic films. I believe that the Twilight Saga began this trend with the movie franchise Twilight.

It’s interesting to note that there has been a lot of talk over the past few years about how the vampire sub-genre has taken a turn towards the macabre. This is especially true with the Twilight saga. I’m not sure whether the popularity of these vampires is because people are finally seeing the good guys fighting against the bad guys or if it’s just a product of growing expectations. The Twilight series did introduce a new sub-genre to the world of horror movies with its version of the werewolves.

These are just a few examples of the horror genre being integrated into movies without us even realizing it. The ones I’ve mentioned above are but a small portion of the genre. I can think of many other examples that you could research. What makes them so great is that they are completely realistic and sometimes even eerie. They are truly frightening. In the Twilight films, Edward Cullen was just like any other guy, except for the fact that he was undead.

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