Random Rabbithole: Cinemassacre’s History Of Horror Films

It’s October so I’m gonna try to post some Halloween themed blogs because I love fall, scary movies, and all that shit. Since I was young, I’ve always been a scary movie guy. This might be due to the fact that my birthday is in October, but it also might be because horror movies kick ass. Monsters running around killing innocent people? Sign me the fuck up! But a lot of people don’t know much about the timeline of how the horror genre came to be. The Exorcist and Friday The 13th didn’t just appear out of thin air, and there were many influential films that came before them that made their existence possible. Thankfully James Rolfe is around to enlighten us on the history of all things horror. You might know Rolfe by his more famous online persona “The Angry Nintendo Nerd”, which was a popular Youtube series back in the day where he would drink Rolling Rock and get pissed off while playing classic Nintendo games. Great series, and I’ll probably do a future blog about that, but back to the topic at hand. In addition to being a video game nerd, he also happens to be a movie buff. His YouTube page is filled with great content, but for the sake of this blog I’m only interested in one particular video that he made back in 2007. It’s actually a compilation of a bunch of his own movie reviews that he put together into one video and it sums up the genre perfectly. He starts all the back in the early 1900’s and travels decade by decade to show step by step how movies changed over time. Due to copyright it’s just pictures and him explaining things, but if you’re into horror, history, or both, you’ll enjoy this. With all that being said, I present to you: Cinemassacre’s History Of Horror Films


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