Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film - On DemandJuly 14, 2010

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film  - On Demand

Gravitas

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror (Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. / Gravitas Ventures VOD).

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (Nightmares), narrated by horror icon Lance Henriksen, is a first rate feature-length documentary that explores the vast universal appeal of horror movies. From the silent films of Lon Chaney to Hannibal Lector, the history of the horror film is a psychological study focusing on “the Outsider” or the “Loner” who is constantly at odds with any organization that threatens his pursuit of happiness.

 


 

Nightmares examines the idea that horror films reflect the times and places in which they are made and is heavily supported by in-depth interviews with legendary horror filmmakers, including John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Joe Dante, Larry Cohen, and Roger Corman, as well as film historian John Kenneth Muir and FANGORIA Magazine editor Tony Timpone. Director Andrew Monument provides the audience with impressive clips from films ranging from the classic Universal monster movies (i.e. Night of the Living Dead to the psychological horrors of film noir (i.e. The Exorcist) and beyond.

In short, for all of you horror lovers, Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film is a comprehensive documentary on American horror films, told from the perspective of some of the greatest horror filmmakers as they explore the appeal of the genre and how it consistently defines American life. Not only will you be entertained with great interviews and sharp editing, but you will be quite impressed by Monument’s ability to bring a unique perspective on why society continuously craves horror and violence.

- Lorisa Bates

Lorisa Bates is a contributing writer for On Demand Weekly.


 

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Available on Demand
Run time: 96 minutes / Rating: R

 

Other reviews by Lorisa:

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