Doku: Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss

 Youtube Direkthorror, via Dangerous Minds

Ziemlich tolle Doku über die Entwicklung des europäischen Horrorfilm im 20. Jahrhundert von und mit Mark Gatiss (den man zB aus Dr.Who oder Sherlock kennt), von Nosferatu über Hammer bis italienischen Kannibalenfilmen. Im Frühjahr hatte ich bereits Matiss’ Doku über die frühen Horrorfilme aus Hollywood gebloggt, die Videos sind aber mittlerweile gelöscht, findet man aber sicher noch irgendwo.

Actor and writer Mark Gatiss embarks on a chilling voyage through European horror cinema. From the silent nightmares of German Expressionism in the wake of World War I to lesbian vampires in 1970s Belgium, from the black-gloved killers of Italy’s bloody Giallo thrillers to the ghosts of the Spanish Civil War, Mark reveals how Europe’s turbulent 20th century forged its ground-breaking horror tradition. On a journey that spans the continent from Ostend to Slovakia, Mark explores classic filming locations and talks to the genre’s leading talents, including directors Dario Argento and Guillermo del Toro.

Mark Gatiss said: “What fascinates me about the story of European Horror is its sheer diversity, the sense that there’s a parallel, but entirely separate story to the English language one. “Europe is so much the home of Horror, with its myths of vampires, werewolves, witchcraft and the undead, yet it’s like those myths were exported to Hollywood, leaving Europe the room to develop a new tradition as a way of processing its traumas, particularly the two world wars.

Not suitable for those who are scared of blood, boobies and undead cooties.