The American Nightmare (2001)
Critic Reviews for The American Nightmare
Although several segments will appeal to horror aficionados, it often feels like a political statement couched in a format that will appeal to the blood and popcorn crowd.
We've never had American horror as we did in the decade between Night of the Living Dead and Halloween (1978), no doubt because we've never had American history like that.
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Audience Reviews for The American Nightmare
Doesnt quite doo too much in order to excell as a documentary, but it does enough to give all this infamous horror movies a social context that does shine some light on why these movies happen and how they affect people.
FREAKING CLASSIC . . . the writer off to my right says to watch Nightmares in Red White and Blue. We are revisiting our nightmares and/or working through our fears by watching horror movies. Lots of good gore and explanation . . . now I want to see NIGHTMARES IN RED, WHITE, AND BLUE to compare the two. This movie is out-dated pre-9/11.
A good intro to select horror classics of the 70s. The best part of this documentary is that it is padded by interviews with the directors and film-makers. This group of film-makers examines the themes and subtext of their own and their peers' work, and how this greatly affected the path horror film-making took afterwards. Also, you might find a gem you haven't gotten around to yet.
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