A Crash Course in Horror Part 1

When it comes to tracing the roots of the horror genre, one need not look any further than their local library. The foundation of everything we know and love about horror can be found in the pages of some of the greatest literary works. It’s also no surprise that most of the classic horror films are based off of those outstanding works. If not for the imaginations of long dead writers, we would not be blessed with the films of the early twentieth century. And if not for the brilliance of those early filmmakers, we would not have the likes of Freddy, Jason or Michael on our movie screens. Literature feeds into film and film feeds into literature. Inspiration, imagination and terror… Mmmm, a recipe horror fans can savor. Step on up to the buffet of butchery as we serve a double helping of horrific history on 2GuysTalking Horror!

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— Versus Machine: The Shining  Novel VS. Movie

Links from this Episode:

— Killers By Nature http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0463331/

— Grimm Fairy Tales http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10300.html

— Mary Shelly’s Frankenstine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein

— Bram Stoker’s Dracula https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula

— Robert Louis Stevenson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Louis_Stevenson

— H.G. Wells https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells

— Gaston Leroux https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaston_Leroux

— Edgar Allan Poe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe

— H.P. Lovecraft https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft

— Richard Matheson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Matheson

— Thomas Harris https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Harris

— William Peter Blatty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Peter_Blatty

— Anne Rice https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Rice

— Dean Koontz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Koontz

— Stephenie Meyer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephenie_Meyer

— R.L. Stine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._L._Stine

— Jim Butcher https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Butcher

— Doctor Strange https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Strange

— Harry Potter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter

— Stephen King https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_King

— IT http://www.amazon.com/It-Stephen-King/dp/0451169514

— ‘Salem;s Lot http://www.amazon.com/Salems-Lot-Stephen-King/dp/0307743675

— Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scary_Stories_to_Tell_in_the_Dark

— Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1908 Silent Film) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Jekyll_and_Mr._Hyde_(1908_film

— Frankenstine (1910 Silent film) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_(1910_film)

— The Golem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golem_(1915_film)

— The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010323/

— The Hunchback of Notre Dame https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunchback_of_Notre_Dame_(1923_film)

— The Phantom of the Opera https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_of_the_Opera_(1925_film)

— Nosferatu http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013442/

— The Universal Monsters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Monsters

— Dracula http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021814/

— Frankenstine http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/

— Bride of Frankenstine http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026138/

— James Whale https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Whale

— The Mummy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023245/

— The Wolf Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034398/

— Creature From The Black Lagoon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046876/

— The Invisible Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024184/

— The Phantom of the Opera (1943) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036261/

— Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022835/

— Man Made Monster http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033879/

— This Island Earth http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047577/

— The Black Cat http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024894/

— Val Lewton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_Lewton

— The Leopard Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036104/

— The Cat People http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034587/

— Isle of the Dead http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037820/

— The Body Snatcher http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037549/

— Bedlam http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038343/

— The Thing From Another World http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044121/

— The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045546/

— Ray Harryhausen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Harryhausen

— King Kong http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024216/

— Godzilla http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047034/

— Raymond Burr https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Burr

— Godzilla 1985 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087344/?ref_=tt_rec_tti

— William Castle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Castle

— House On Haunted Hill (1959) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051744/

— The Tingler http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053363/

— 13 Ghosts (1960) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053559/

— Matinee http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107529/

— Joe Dante http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001102/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

— John Goodman http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000422/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

— Roger Cormen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Corman

— The Little Shop Of Horrors (1960) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054033/

— American International Pictures (A.I.P.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_International_Pictures

— Alfred Hitchcock https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Hitchcock

— Psycho http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054215/?ref_=nm_knf_i1

— The Birds http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056869/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_8

— Vertigo http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/?ref_=nm_knf_i2

— Rope http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040746/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_26

— Rear Window http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047396/?ref_=nm_knf_i3

— North By North West http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053125/?ref_=nm_knf_i4

— George A. Remero https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero

— Night of the Living Dead http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063350/

— Hammer Studios http://www.hammerfilms.com/

— Hammer Films https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_filmography

— Tim Burton http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000318/

— Sleepy Hollow http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162661/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_14

— Sweeney Todd http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408236/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_8

— The Quatermass Trilogy http://www.amazon.com/Quatermass-Trilogy-Collection-Quaretmass-Experiment/dp/B000TJGPTM

— John Carpenter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carpenter

— Wes Craven https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Craven

— Tobe Hooper https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobe_Hooper

— Clive Barker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Barker

— Sam Raimi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Raimi

— Ridley Scott https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridley_Scott

— David Cronenberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cronenberg

— Sean S. Cunningham https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_S._Cunningham

— Steven Spielberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Spielberg

— JAWS http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073195/

— Cujo http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085382/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Rosemary’s Baby http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063522/

— The Exorcist http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070047/?ref_=nv_sr_4

— The Omen http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075005/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— The Amityville Horror http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078767/?ref_=nv_sr_2

— The Shining http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— The Evil Dead Franchise https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_Dead_(franchise)

— Poltergeist http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084516/

— Hellraiser http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093177/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Piranha http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078087/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

— Gremlins http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087363/?ref_=nm_knf_i1

— The Howling http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082533/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— An American Werewolf In London http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082010/?ref_=nv_sr_5

— The Lost Boys http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093437/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Fright Night http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089175/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Chris Sarandon http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001697/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— Child’s Play http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094862/?ref_=nm_knf_i4

— The Texas Chain Saw Massacre http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072271/?ref_=nv_sr_2

— Halloween http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077651/?ref_=nv_sr_2

— A Nightmare On Elm Street http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087800/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Freddy vs Jason http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0329101/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Se7en http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114369/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Scream http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117571/?ref_=nv_sr_2

— I Know What You Did Last Summer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119345/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Anaconda http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118615/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

— Sharknado http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2724064/?ref_=nv_sr_2

— The Blair Witch Project http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185937/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— The Sixth Sense http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167404/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— 28 Days Later http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289043/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Dawn of the Dead (2004) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363547/?ref_=nv_sr_2

— 28 Weeks Later http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0463854/?ref_=nv_sr_2

— Saw http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387564/?ref_=nv_sr_2

— New Saw Film In The Works? http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/saw/38849/saw-8-happening-lionsgate-hires-new-writers

— Paranormal Activity series http://horrorfreaknews.com/paranormal-actries-explained

— Zombieland http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1156398/

— Shaun of the Dead http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365748/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— James Wan http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1490123/?ref_=nv_sr_2

— Insidious series https://www.themoviedb.org/collection/228446-insidious-collection?language=en

— The Conjuring http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1457767/

Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:

— What is your favorite classic horror monster? Tell us now!

— Who’s your favorite slasher movie killer? Tell us now!

—  What did we leave out in our trip through horror history? Tell us now! 

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Nicholas J. Hearne - The Host of The 2GuysTalkingHorror PodcastNicholas J. Hearne: Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! From early adolescence to adulthood, Nick spent his time honing his acting and writing skills, starring on stage and screen across the Midwest. In recent years, Nick has started his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, and is also a founder of Archlight Studios, both with longtime friend Jason Contini, and has become a skilled podcast editor and co-host aboard a number of different podcast efforts.

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