Skip to main content

Horror film

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Film genre that intends to cause fright and terror in the viewer for entertainment. Subjects can range from from violence and death and man-made monsters, to aliens from other worlds to madness to nuclear or natural disasters. Over the course of film history, horror has evolved with human history, mirroring current events and current fears. From the late 70s on, certain horror films have evolved into franchises such "Halloween" or "Nightmare on Elm Street," continuing the saga of the popular characters.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John K. McLaughlin collection

 Collection
Identifier: BUSC-2011-001
Overview The John K. McLaughlin collection contains materials relating to the history of film, television and radio. These materials include scripts, posters, lobby cards, photographs, star contracts, and correspondence. In addition, there is a small collection of materials relating to horror and crime fiction.
Dates: 1900 - 2000