Sunday, January 20, 2013

Plan D's Horror Hall of Fame - 2013

First, Rich (the podcast legend known as "Richard from Wichita") over at Monster Movie Kid posted his Horror Hall of Fame (and he was inspired by a podcast). Then Barry at Monsterminions posted his Horror Hall of Fame. So why not? I'll take a turn at this.

For his Hall of Fame, Barry defined "horror," and I'll follow his lead by also relying on The Script Lab's Horror Film definition:

Horror film is a genre that aims to create a sense of fear, panic, alarm, and dread for the audience.

I'm going to follow Rich's lead by using 1973 as my cut-off point between "classic" and "modern" horror when selecting the film entries (three "classic" and three "modern") in the Plan D Horror Hall of Fame. I'll be using some of Rich's and Barry's categories while adding some of my own. There will only be a maximum of three honorees for each category.

Horror Film Up-to-1973 (the year The Exorcist was released)
Dracula (1931)
Psycho (1960)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Horror Film Post-1973
Jaws (1975)
Alien (1979)
Halloween (1978)

Actor
Tom Atkins
Peter Cushing
Bela Lugosi

Actress 
Evelyn Ankers
Jamie Lee Curtis
Ingrid Pitt

Director
John Carpenter
Terence Fisher
James Whale

Special Make-Up
Rick Baker
Phil Leakey
Jack Pierce

Writer (Screenplay)
Jack Hill
Jimmy Sangster
Curt Siodmak

Writer (Prose)
H. P. Lovecraft
Stephen King
Richard Matheson

Personality
Elvira
Boris Karloff
Vincent Price

(I had a lot of fun putting this together, and look forward to revisiting the idea next year! What do you say, Rich and Barry? Shall we make this an annual thing?)

1 comment:

Tony Laplume said...

Very intriguing. I'm not as hep to some of these names as you are, but it's still fun to see an expert make these choices.