Criterion Channel’s 1970s horror collection: an unique first look

Simply in time for the Halloween season, the Criterion Channel has programmed a collection of 29 horror films to usher within the spookiest vibes doable. The gathering pulls collectively a collection of movies from the 1970s, together with such iconic horror hits as The Texas Chain Noticed Bloodbath, The Wicker Man, and Invasion of the Physique Snatchers.

The brand new trailer, which Polygon is proud to solely premiere, offers audiences a glimpse on the movies included within the assortment.

From Criterion:

Within the 1970s, every thing was wilder, weirder, and extra far-out—and horror films had been no exception. In North America, a brand new technology of maverick administrators like Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Noticed Bloodbath), George A. Romero (The Crazies), Wes Craven (The Hills Have Eyes), Brian De Palma (Sisters), and David Cronenberg (The Brood) responded to the last decade’s heightened political anxieties and Vietnam Struggle–period sense of disillusionment by pushing the style’s psychological depth and visceral violence to stunning new heights. Throughout the Atlantic, Britain’s legendary Hammer Movies continued to serve up old-school gothic spine-tinglers (The Vampire Lovers), whereas auteurs like Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now) wedded spellbinding terror to art-house experimentation. Bringing collectively a few of the decade’s most iconic slashers, chillers, and killer thrillers alongside low-budget cult rarities (Let’s Scare Jessica to Loss of life, Deathdream) and camp-tastic oddities (Trog, Theater of Blood), this tour by way of the 1970s nightmare realm is a veritable blood feast of perverse pleasures from a time when gore, grime, and sleaze discovered a everlasting house in horror.

The whole checklist of 29 movies is under:

Trog, Freddie Francis, 1970
The Vampire Lovers, Roy Ward Baker, 1970
Daughters of Darkness, Harry Kümel, 1971
Let’s Scare Jessica to Loss of life, John D. Hancock, 1971
The Nightcomers, Michael Winner, 1971
Dracula A.D. 1972, Alan Gibson, 1972
Pictures, Robert Altman, 1972
Loss of life Line, Gary Sherman, 1972
Season of the Witch, George A. Romero, 1972
The Crazies, George A. Romero, 1973
Don’t Look Now, Nicolas Roeg, 1973
Ganja & Hess, Invoice Gunn, 1973
Sisters, Brian De Palma, 1973
Theater of Blood, Douglas Hickox, 1973
The Wicker Man, Robin Hardy, 1973
Black Christmas, Bob Clark, 1974
Deathdream, Bob Clark, 1974
It’s Alive, Larry Cohen, 1974
The Texas Chain Noticed Bloodbath, Tobe Hooper, 1974
Shivers, David Cronenberg, 1975
The Tenant, Roman Polanski, 1976*
The Witch Who Got here from the Sea, Matt Cimber, 1976
The Hills Have Eyes, Wes Craven, 1977
Rabid, David Cronenberg, 1977
Coma, Michael Crichton, 1978
Invasion of the Physique Snatchers, Philip Kaufman, 1978
Lengthy Weekend, Colin Eggleston, 1978
The Brood, David Cronenberg, 1979
The Driller Killer, Abel Ferrara, 1979

The gathering (aside from The Tenant, which is able to turn out to be out there on Nov. 1) will hit the Criterion Channel on Oct. 1. And for those who’re looking out for much more films to look at, the Criterion Channel can be debuting two extra collections in October: the Girls Filmmakers of New World Photos on Oct. 21, and New Korean Cinema on Oct. 25.

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