Wednesday, August 27, 2014
At Flashbak - The Five Worst Monsters of the 1970s Horror Film
Now at Flashbak, my look at the five worst monsters of the horror films of the seventies.
Here's a snippet, and url: (http://flashbak.com/the-5-worst-monsters-of-the-1970s-horror-film-19033/):
"In the 1970s, the horror film underwent a dramatic transition in terms of monsters. Hammer Studios’ Dracula and Frankenstein series were ending their long reign on the silver screen and a new breed of monster -- slashers like Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees -- waited in the wings for the next evolution of the format.
In this time of shifting fears and shifting expectations, new monsters rose to fill the void at the cinema, and some were very effectively-crafted. This was the era, after all, that first presented audiences with terrors like the demonically-possessed Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973) and Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974).
Yet for every big screen monster that proved absolutely terrifying, there was another that, oppositely, proved…absolutely dreadful.
Inspiring fear in absolutely no one, are these: the five worst horror movie monsters of the 1970s."