Horror Collection



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A collection of horror stories on film throughout the 20th century, consisting of monsters, occult, killers or psychological thrillers.

ACMI's Horror Collection can be dated back to the work of Georges Melies and consists of 416 titles, available in VHS, DVD or Film. The 'Horror' film genre, whether based on supernatural elements, like monsters and the occult, or inspired by more realistic terrors, like serial killers and natural disasters, builds on society's fears. Explorations of the use of fear can be enlisted by the film-maker as a way of confronting prejudices or exploring mankind's darker nature. From the early beginnings of film, starting with 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari', to more contemporary titles, this collection can provide the ability to see into and expose everyday fears that permeate society.

Material is subject to copyright

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20th Century | 21st Century; Creature Film; Feature films; Horror - Genre; Horror Film; Short Films; Vampire Film

Digital Versatile Disk; Movie film; Video recordings; Videotapes

Fictitious beings; Film productions; Films; Homicides; Monsters; Mythical beings

Films; Horror Films; Horror Stories; Massacre; Monsters; Murder; Mythical Creatures; Short Films; Vampires

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