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\Trends in (North) American Horror

1973 – 2006(ish)



Mainstream/Crossover and/or Prestige Horror

1973 The Exorcist (Friedkin)

1975 Jaws (Spielberg)

1976 Carrie (De Palma); The Omen; King Kong

1977 The Deep; Orca

1978 The Fury (De Palma); Jaws 2; Magic; Halloween (crossover)

1979 Dracula (John Badham); Nosferatu (Herzog); Amityville Horror (Rosenberg); Alien     (Scott)

1980 The Shining (Kubrick); The Fog (Carpenter); Altered States (Russell); The       Changling

1981 The Thing (Carpenter); An American Werewolf in London (Landis); Wolfen                             (Wadleigh)

1982 Cat People (Schrader); Poltergeist (Hooper); Creepshow (Romero)

1983 Cujo (Teague); The Dead Zone (Cronenberg); Christine (Carpenter); Twilight Zone     (Dante, Landis); The Hunger; Psycho II; Videodrome (Cronenberg); The Keep      (Mann), Something Wicked This Way Comes (Clayton)

1984 Gremlins (Dante);  Ghostbusters (Reitman); Children of the Corn (Kiersch);    Firestarter (Lester);

1985  Day of the Dead (Romero); Lifeforce; Cats Eye (Teague)

1986 Gothic (Russell); The Fly (Cronenberg); Aliens (Cameron); The Hitcher

1987 Angel Heart (Parker);  Prince of Darkness (Carpenter); Lost Boys (Schumacher);         Fatal Attraction (Lynne)

1988 Beetlejuice (Burton); Dead Ringers (Cronenberg); Lair of the White Worm       (Russell); Parents (Balaban); They Live (Carpenter); Monkey Shines (Romero)

1989 Leviathan; Pet Sematary; Vampires Kiss (Bierman)

1990 Arachnophobia (Marshall); Edward Scissorhands (Burton); The Witches (Roeg);          Misery (Reiner); Jacob’s Ladder (Lynne); Tremors (Underwood)

1991 Dead Again (Branagh); People Under the Stairs (Craven); Silence of the Lambs          (Demme); Naked Lunch (Cronenberg)

1992 Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Coppola); Raising Cain (De Palma)

1993 Jurassic Park (Spielberg); The Dark Half (Romero); The Vanishing; Needful   Things

1994 Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (Branagh); Interview with a Vampire (Jordan); Wes        Craven’s New Nightmare  (Craven); Nadja (Almereyda) ; Wolf (Nichols)

1995 In the Mouth of Madness (Carpenter); The Monster (Hooper); Seven; Species; The     Mangler (Hooper); Vampire in Brooklyn; The Addiction (Ferrara)

1996 Mary Reilly (Frears); Scream (Craven), The Ghost and the Darkness; The Island of    Dr. Moreau; From Dusk Till Dawn (Rodriguez); The Frighteners (Jackson, prod.         Zemeckis)

1997 Event Horizon; Mimic; The Relic; An American Werewolf in Paris; Devils     Advocate; Anaconda (Llosa)

1998 Sphere; John Carpenter’s Vampires (Carpenter); Deep Rising (Sommers); Fallen        (Hoblit)

1999  Ravenous, Lake Placid; Deep Blue Sea; Stir of Echoes?; Blair Witch Project            (Myrick/Sanchez); End of Days; The Astronauts Wife (Ravich); Sleepy Hollow   (Burton);  The Sixth Sense (Shyamalan)

2000 Pitch Black; The Cell; What Lies Beneath; The Gift (Raimi); Shadow of the    Vampire (Merhige)

2001 The Others (Amenabar);. From Hell; The Devil’s Backbone; Hannibal; John  Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars; Frailty

2002 Signs (Shyamalan); Resident Evil; Red Dragon; Darkness (Balaguero); Dracula:          Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (Madden); Eight Legged Freaks); Ghost Ship; The      Mothman Prophecies

2003 The Missing; Willard; 28 Days Later (Boyle, UK); Gothika

2004 The Village (Shyamalan), Van Helsing, The Exorcist, The Beginning; Saw       (crossover); Godsend

2005 King Kong (Jackson); Boogeyman (prod. Raimi); Call of Cthulhu (Leman, silent!); Chaos (DeFalco); Cursed (Craven); Doom; The Exorcism of Emily Rose; Hide and Seek; The Skeleton Key; White Noise; Hostel (crossover) War of the Worlds (also remake)

2006: Lady in the Water (Shyamalan);


Low Budget Horror (excluding most planned franchises)

1971 Willard,

1972 Frogs, Last House on the Left

1973 Flesh for Frankenstein (Morrissey), Ganja and Hess (Gunn)

1974 Abby, It’s Alive,  Sugar Hill, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sugar Hill (Maslansky)

1975 Shivers

1977 Eaten Alive (Hooper); The Hills Have Eyes; I Spit on Your Grave; Rabid        (Cronenberg)

1978 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!; Faces of Death, Piranha, Halloween

1979 Driller Killer (Ferrara); Phantasm; When a Stranger Calls, The Brood (Cronenberg)

1980 Happy Birthday to Me; Motel Hell, Prom Night, Mother’s Day (Kaufman);

1981 Bloody Birthday, The Burning, Graduation Day, Hell Night, The Howling (Dante);     My Bloody Valentine;  Scanners (Cronenberg); Student Bodies; The Unseen (Foleg); Blood Monkey: The Beginning

1982 Basket Case (Henenlotter); Slumber Party Massacre; Alone in the Dark (Sholder);      Parasite (Band)

1983 The House on Sorority Row; Frightmare (Vane); Sleepaway Camp; Disciples of the   Crow

1984  Silent Night, Deadly Night, C.H.U.D.

1985 Fright Night; Re-Animator (Gordon),

1986  April Fool’s Day; Chopping Mall, Troll, House, Critters, From Beyond (Gordon)

1987 The Gate, Cheerleader Camp, Hellraiser, Jack’s Back, Near Dark (Bigelow), Sorority House Massacre; The Stepfather (Ruben)

1988 Childs Play; Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers; Killer Klowns from Outer Space; Pulse (Golding)

1989 976 Evil (Englund); Alienator; Chopper Chicks in Zombietown; Dr .Caligari; Pumpkin Head; Cutting Class; Puppet Master;

1990 Bride of Reanimator; Nightbreed (Barker); Def by Temptation (Bond)

1991 Begotten (Merhige); Children of the Night (Randel);

1992 The Resurrected (Obannon); Candyman (Rose); Demonic Toys (Manoogian); Mad at the Moon (Donovan)

1993 Leprechaun, Necromonicon; Carnosaur (Simon)

1994 Embrace of the Vampire (Goursaud)


1996 The Craft (Flemming); The Dentist (Yuzna)

1997: Cube (Natali)

1998: The Faculty; Disturbing Behavior (Nutter); Strangeland (Piperlow)

1999 Lycanthrope; Terror Firmer

2000  Dracula 2000, Ginger Snaps; Cherry Falls

2001 Dagon (Gordon); Jeepers Creepers; Joy Ride ; Wendigo; Bones; Faust: Love of the    Damned (Yuzna); The Forsaken; Horror Vision

2002 Cabin Fever (Eli Roth);  FeardotCom: Queen of the Damned

2003 Open Water; House of 1000 Corpses (Zombie); Wrong Turn

2004 Dead and Breakfast; Tomb of the Werewolf; Zombie Honeymoon

2005 Hostel (Roth); All Souls Day; Cry Wolf; Devil’s Rejects (Zombie); The Roost

2006  Room Six; See No Evil; Stay Alive; Slither; Silent Hill


Franchises / Sequels (chronological by first installment)

Exorcist (1973); Exorcist II The Heretic (1977); Exorcist III (1990); The Beginning            (2004)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974); Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (Hooper, 1986);        Leatherface (1990); The Next Generation (1995)

Jaws (1975); Jaws 2 (1978); Jaws 3D (1983); Jaws the Revenge (1987)

The Omen (1976); Damien Omen II (1978); Omen III The Final Conflict (1981)

Night of the Living Dead (1968); Dawn of the Dead (1978); Day of the Dead (1985);                     Return of the Living Dead (1985); Land of the Dead (2005) [ETC.]

Halloween (1978); Halloween 2 (1981); Halloween III Season of the Witch (1982); Halloween 4 The Return of Michael Myers (1988) [ETC.]

Amityville Horror (1979) : Amityville II, The Posession (1982)

Alien (1979); Aliens (1986);  Alien 3 (1991); Alien Resurrection (1997)

Phantasm (1979); Phantasm II (1988); Phantasm III (1994); Phantasm IV: Oblivion           (1998)

Friday the 13th (1980); Part 2 (1981); Part 3 (1982); The Final Chapter (1984) (ETC.)

The Evil Dead (1981, Raimi); Evil Dead II (1987); Army of Darkness (1993)

Scanners (1981); Scanners II (The New Order) (1991); Scanners III : The Take Over           (1992)

Basket Case (1982); Basket Case 2 (1990); Basket Case 3 (1992)\

Slumber Party Massacre (1982); II (1987); III (1990)

Sleepaway Camp (1983); II (1988); III  (1989); IV (2002); Return to Sleepaway Camp        (2006)

Psycho II (1983); Psycho III (1986); Psycho IV (1990)

Gremlins (1984); Gremlins 2 (1990)

Silent Night Deadly Night (1984); 2 (1987);  3 (1989); Initiation (1990); Silent Nigh           Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1992)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984);  Freddy’s Revenge (1984); Dream Warriors (1987);     The Dream Master (1988) [ETC.]

Children of the Corn (1984); Children of the Corn II (1993); III (1995); IV (1996) [ETC.]

The Ghoulies (1985); Ghoulies II (1987); Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College (1991)

The Step Father (1986); Stepfather II (1989); Stepfather III [TV] (1992)

Pumpkin Head (1989); Pumpkin Head II (1994); Pumpkin Head Ashes to Ashes (2006)

Hellraiser (1987); Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988); Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992);      Hellraiser Inferno (2000); [ETC.]

Childs Play (1988); Childs Play II (1990); Childs Play 3 (1991); Bride of Chucky (1998)

976 Evil (Englund 1990); 976 Evil 2: The Astral Factor (1991)

Puppet Master II (1991); Puppet Master III (1991); Puppet Master 4 (1993) [ETC.]

Candyman (1992); Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

Leprechaun (1993); Leprechaun II (1994); Leprechaun III (1995); IV: In Space (1997)       [ETC.]

Scream (1996); Scream 2 (1997); Scream 3 (2000)

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996); From Dusk Till Dawn II (1999); III (2000)

Wishmaster (1997); Wishmaser II  (1999)

Anaconda (1997); Anaconda: Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

I Know What You Did Last Summer (Gillespie, 1997); I Still Know What You Did Last        Summer (1998); I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006)

Blair Witch Project (1999); Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

Ginger Snaps (2000); Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004); Ginger Snaps Back: The            Beginning (2004)

Final Destination (2000); Final Destination 2 (2003); Final Destination 3 (2006)

Jeepers Creepers (2001); Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

Saw (2004); Saw II  (2005); Saw III (2006); Saw IV (2007)

Resident Evil (2002); Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004); Resident Evil: Extinctionl (2007)




1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1982 Cat People; The Thing

1986 The Fly

1988 The Blob

1990 Night of the Living Dead (Savini)

1993 Body Snatchers (Ferrara)

1995 Village of the Damned

1998 Psycho; Godzilla; Mighty Joe Young

1999 The Haunting; The House on Haunted Hill

2001 Thirteen Ghosts

2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; Willard

2004 The Stepford Wives; Dawn of the Dead

2005 The Fog, Amityville Horror, The House of Wax; The Fog; King Kong; 2001  Maniacs; Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Fisher); War of the Worlds  

2006 The Omen; When a Stranger Calls; The Hills Have Eyes; The Wicker Man; Night of the Living Dead 3D

2007 The Blob; The Hitcher; Halloween

2008 The Step Father (why, oh why?)


Remakes of Asian Horror

2002 The Ring

2004 The Grudge

2005 The Ring Two; Dark Water

2006 The Grudge 2; Pulse





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