HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 46 – Horror Movies

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a roundtable discussion with our guests around a scary and entertaining topic — Horror Movies!

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Brian Adams

Brian Adams

Our guest this episode is Brian Adams, a horror movie enthusiast who shares his expertise on the variety of films that make up the genre of horror movies.

Movies mentioned

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Horror Movies-timeline

1930-1940s—Classic period features films from Universal

  • Frankenstein
  • Dracula
  • The Wolf Man
  • The Mummy
  • The Invisible Man

Producer: Val Lewton

Actors:  Boris Karloff, Bella Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Abbott & Costello

1950s—Atomic Age Monster Movie

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Them!
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • The Thing from another world

1960s—Classics reinvented

  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein

Film company: Hammer

Actors: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

1970s—Big Budgets

  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • The Exorcist
  • Jaws
  • The Omen
  • Carrie
  • Alien

1980s and 1990s—Slasher and Stephen King

  • Halloween
  • Friday the 13th
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Shining
  • Cujo
  • Misery
  • Children of the Corn

2000s—Slasher revisited

  • Scream
  • Saw
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Final Desination

2010s—Vampires and Zombies

  • Twilight
  • Resident Evil


Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about Horror Movies. What is your favorite genre of horror movie?  Vampire, Zombie, Slasher, Sci-Fi, Religious, Torture Porn, Haunted House, or Comedy? Do you like your horror movies to make you scream in surprise, laugh at the special effects, or keep you up all night terrified of what is just outside your door? What do you recommend? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group.

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Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.