Watch: The Criterion Channel’s ’80s Horror’ Choice Official Trailer
“I hear you are having bother with a snake?” In only a few weeks it is going to be October once more, which suggests it is time for horror season!! Who’s prepared to look at horror movies every single day for 30 days? The Criterion Channel, the streaming service supplied by the enduring Criterion Assortment, is launching a brand new collection for October – 80s Horror. The gathering will function 30 traditional “decade-defining” horror movies from a few of the finest style filmmakers – together with: Dario Argento, Kathryn Bigelow, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen, David Cronenberg, Tobe Hooper, Michael Mann, Ken Russell, Paul Schrader, and extra. If you have not seen any of those but, it is the proper time to catch up. The Criterion Channel is considered one of my favourite streaming choices (it is price it!) as a result of they all the time have tons of excellent previous movies, together with juicy cinema collection like this. By no means seen Scanners? It is in right here. There’s additionally Q: The Winged Serpent, Cat Folks, Prince of Darkness, Close to Darkish, The Blob remake (which is very good), Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Wolfen, Lifeless & Buried, Inferno, and others.
Criterion intro: The Nineteen Eighties had been outlined by type and extra, and the period’s horror films had been no exception. Improvements in sensible results made the nightmares extra vivid than ever, and because of the rise of dwelling video, the decision was now coming from inside the home. Whereas established abilities comparable to John Carpenter (Prince of Darkness), Tobe Hooper (The Funhouse), David Cronenberg (Scanners), Michael Mann (The Hold), and Paul Schrader (Cat Folks) introduced terrifying spectacles to the display, usually with the assistance of Hollywood studios, dwelling video opened up a brand new market that allowed the independents to take the style to sudden and—within the case of the UK’s censorship of notorious “Video Nasties”—controversial new heights. Curated by Clyde Folley, this ghastly tour by way of the last decade of greed options bold art-pulp hybrids (White of the Eye), a Hitchcock-inspired trucker film (Street Video games), old school creature options (Q: The Winged Serpent), a vampiric Nicolas Cage (Vampire’s Kiss), and completely unclassifiable cult oddities (Society), bringing collectively a few of the eighties’ most trendy, haunting, and outrageous visions. Extra information.
Begin watching on the Criterion Channel starting October 1st! In case you haven’t already subscribed, there is a free trial for the streaming service. Top-of-the-line!! New additions on a regular basis and glorious collection like this.