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Christopher Fowler
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There were only ever a handful of monsters in movies and books. In the 1930s Universal Pictures cemented the main ones into place, although mummies and werewolves proved harder to make scary than vampires and hand-stitched creations. Zombies were left out on a limb after 'White Zombie' and 'I Walked With A Zombie', until George A Romero came along. Personally I never liked the original 'Night of…
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Christopher Fowler
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Last night I went to the pub with Kim Newman, Paul McAuley, Barry Forshaw and others, and we ended up arguing about movies of course. The one thing we all seemed to feel was that Horror Has A Problem. First, let's be clear about genres - ghost stories and supernatural movies are alive and thriving. But the humble horror film, incorporating slashers, so-called 'torture porn', grossouts and terror…
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