Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (BBC)

I'm a huge fan of these BBC documentaries. Horror docs in general are very interesting with their inside looks at the genre and this one is one of the best I've seen. It's a look at Euro Horror that covers a little on the Directors and world events that helped shape European horror cinema.

 Published on Nov 6, 2012

"Following his acclaimed 2010 BBC Four series A History Of Horror, Mark turns to explore the story of European horror, looking at how the genre came to reflect the continent's turbulent 20th century.

Mark Gatiss said: "What fascinates me about the story of European Horror is its sheer diversity, the sense that there's a parallel, but entirely separate story to the English language one.

"Europe is so much the home of Horror, with its myths of vampires, werewolves, witchcraft and the undead, yet it's like those myths were exported to Hollywood, leaving Europe the room to develop a new tradition as a way of processing its traumas, particularly the two world wars."

Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss

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