Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Plan D's Horror Hall of Fame - 2014

Inspired by Rich, the Monster Movie Kid, and Barry at Monsterminions, I started Plan D's Horror Hall of Fame last year. I want this to be an annual event, so here's Year Two!

First, to repeat from last year, we're using the following definition from The Script Lab:

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

In Year One of Plan D's Horror Hall of Fame, we used 1973 (the year The Exorcist was released) as the cut-off point between "classic" and "monster" horror films. However, starting this year, we're changing the year. Instead of 1973, we're going to use 1968 as our cut off between "classic" and "modern." Night of the Living Dead was released in 1968, and we'll use this milestone moving forward for future Horror Hall of Fame entries here at Plan D.

We will stick to the same categories used last year (while changing the Special Make-Up category to Special Effects), and will again name three entrants in each category. Now, without further ado, here are your 2014 Plan D Horror Hall of Fame honorees!

Horror Film Pre-1968
The Mummy (1932)
King Kong (1933)
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

Horror Film Post-1968
The Evil Dead (1981)
The Thing (1982)
The Monster Squad (1987)

Lon Chaney, Jr.
Christopher Lee
Lionel Atwill

Adrienne Barbeau
Caroline Munro
Fay Wray

Wes Craven
Stuart Gordon
George A. Romero

Special Effects
Paul Blaisdell
Ray Harryhausen
Tom Savini

Writer (Screenplay)
Tom Holland
Nigel Kneale
Rod Serling

Writer (Prose)
Clive Barker
Douglas Clegg
Robert E. Howard

Forrest J Ackerman
Rick Baker
William Castle


quatermass said...

All of your picks are pretty much right on the bean....thanks for including Fay Wray

Derek M. Koch said...

Fay Wray deserves credit for more than just King Kong. She's great in Mystery of the Wax Museum.

Stephen D. Sullivan said...

So, I'm confused about the rules. Does this list add to last year's? Is there a master list? Or is this a Hall-of-Fame du Year.

Do think Boris deserves an actor nod. His body of work may be the best in the Horror genre (save for maybe Cushing -- but Cushing never put on monster makeup).