DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. Elsa Lanchester from Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Claude Rains from The Invisible Man (1933), Bela Lugosi from Dracula (1931), Claude Rains from Phantom of the Opera (1943), "The Creature" from Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Boris Karloff from Frankenstein (1931), Lon Chaney Jr. from The Wolf Man (1941) and Boris Karloff from The Mummy (1932)Poster art for Cat People (1942)A young zombie and her victim, from Night of the Living Dead (1968)Michael Myers, unstoppable psycho-killer from Halloween (1978)

Discover great deals on the many hard to find and one of a kind items available only on ebay!

Horror

In film, the horror genre is characterized by the attempt to make the viewer experience dread, fear, terror, disgust or horror. more...

HomeHome
ActionAction
Art FilmsArt Films
ClassicsClassics
ComedyComedy
DocumentaryDocumentary
DramaDrama
HorrorHorror
JawsJaws
SevenSeven
The ShiningThe Shining
The Silence of the LambsThe Silence of the Lambs
The Sixth SenseThe Sixth Sense
Movie PropsMovie Props
Sci-Fi / FantasySci-Fi / Fantasy

Its plots often involve the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage, sometimes of supernatural origin, into the mundane world.

Some of the most common elements include vampires, zombies (and other forms of resurrected corpses), werewolves, ancient curses, ghosts, demons and/or demonic possession, Satanism, evil children, 'slasher villains', vicious animals, inanimate objects brought to life by black magic or twisted science, haunted houses, cannibals, and malicious extraterrestrials. The serial killer movie is sometimes regarded as part of the horror genre.

Specific stories and characters, often derived from classic literature, have also proven popular, and have inspired many sequels, remakes, and copycats. These include Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolf Man and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

The horror film is often associated with low budgets and exploitation, but major studios and well-respected directors have made intermittent forays into the genre. The genre's marginal status has caused it to receive much critical dismissal or moral condemnation over the course of film history. However, during the past few decades new generations of critics - more inclined to take popular genres seriously - have given horror substantial attention and analysis, especially with regard to its perceived subversive content. Over the same period, it has become more than ever a source of controversy, as its level of graphic violence has increased and accusations of misogyny have been leveled, especially by feminist critics.

Some horror films owe a substantial amount to other genres, particularly science fiction, fantasy and the thriller. The lines between horror and these other categories are often a subject of debate among fans and critics.

History

Early milestones

The horror genre is nearly as old as film itself. The first depictions of supernatural events appear in several of the silent shorts created by film pioneer Georges Méliès in the late 1890s, most notably in his 1896 Le Manoir du Diable. However, the earliest true 'horror films' were created by German film makers in 1910s and 1920s, many of which were a significant influence on later Hollywood films. Paul Wegener's The Golem (1915) was seminal; in 1920 Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was both controversial with American audiences, due to postwar sentiments, and influential in its Expressionistic style; the most enduring horror film of that era was probably the first vampire-themed feature, F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1922), an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Early Hollywood dramas dabbled in horror themes, including versions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Monster (1925) (both starring Lon Chaney, Sr., the first American horror movie star). His most famous role, however, was in The Phantom of the Opera (1925), perhaps the true predecessor of Universal's famous horror series.

1930s & 1940s

It was in the early 1930s that American film producers, particularly Universal Pictures Co. Inc., popularized the horror film, bringing to the screen a series of successful Gothic features including Dracula (1931), and The Mummy (1932), some of which blended science fiction films with Gothic horror, such as James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) and The Invisible Man (1933). These films, while designed to thrill, also incorporated more serious elements, and were influenced by the German expressionism of the 1920s. Some actors began to build entire careers in such films, most notably Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.

Other studios of the day had less spectacular success, but Rouben Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paramount, 1931) and Michael Curtiz's The Mystery of the Wax Museum (Warner Brothers, 1933) were both important horror films.

Universal's horror films continued into the 1940s with The Wolf Man 1941, not the first werewolf film, but certainly the most influential. Throughout the decade Universal also continued to produce more sequels in the Frankenstein series, as well as a number of films teaming up several of their monsters. Also in that decade, Val Lewton would produce a series of influential and atmospheric B-pictures for RKO, including Cat People (1942), I Walked with a Zombie (1943) and The Body Snatcher (1945).

1950s

With the dramatic changes in technology that occurred in the 1950s, the tone of horror films shifted away from the gothic and further toward science fiction. A seemingly endless parade of low-budget productions featured humanity overcoming threats from "outside": alien invasions and deadly mutations to people, plants, and insects. These films provided ample opportunity for audience exploitation, with gimmicks such as 3-D and "Percepto" (producer William Castle's electric-shock technique used for 1959's The Tingler) drawing audiences in week after week for bigger and better scares. The classier horror films of this period, including The Thing From Another World (1951; attributed on screen to Christian Nyby but widely considered to be the work of Howard Hawks) and Don Siegel's Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) managed to channel the paranoia of the Cold War into atmospheric creepiness without resorting to direct exploitation of the events of the day. Filmmakers would continue to merge elements of science fiction and horror well into the future.

The late 1950s and early 1960s saw the rise of studios centered specifically around horror. Notable were British production company Hammer Films, which specialized in bloody remakes of classic horror stories often starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, including The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Dracula (1958). Hammer, and director Terence Fisher, are widely acknowledged as pioneers of the modern horror movie.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

Fear The Walking Dead: Season 3 Used - Very Good Blu-Ray DiscFear The Walking Dead: Season 3 Used - Very Good Blu-Ray Disc $40.36 Brand X Horror & Suspense Compilation 1- Damn'S Doom- Rat'S Nest-CdBrand X Horror & Suspense Compilation 1- Damn'S Doom- Rat'S Nest-Cd $44.94
Orbit: Stephen King Out Of Print comic book bio Mint new Spanish Edition HorrorOrbit: Stephen King Out Of Print comic book bio Mint new Spanish Edition Horror $4.00 Horror magazine lot (4), Cemetary Dance Winter 1990, Monster! International etcHorror magazine lot (4), Cemetary Dance Winter 1990, Monster! International etc $33.00
Norteno Rap Smiley Tweety Lil Milo Downer Lil Toro Bobby Tek Mega Rare HorrorNorteno Rap Smiley Tweety Lil Milo Downer Lil Toro Bobby Tek Mega Rare Horror $24.99 Hell Asylum - Sexy girls get skewered in haunted house!Hell Asylum - Sexy girls get skewered in haunted house! $9.99
Perry Mason Movie Collection: Volume 1 [New Dvd]Perry Mason Movie Collection: Volume 1 [New Dvd] $9.50 Eight Legged Freaks Vhs David ArquetteEight Legged Freaks Vhs David Arquette $6.97
Halloween Horror Costumes Party Frankenstein Face Masks Dead Zombie Creepy HeadsHalloween Horror Costumes Party Frankenstein Face Masks Dead Zombie Creepy Heads $27.29 Blood The Last Vampire Dvd Anime + Manga Italian.Blood The Last Vampire Dvd Anime + Manga Italian. $20.00
Wilderness (Dvd, 2007)Wilderness (Dvd, 2007) $2.99 Faust Love of the Damned - Hologram - Tim Vigil / David Quinn - Rebel EditionFaust Love of the Damned - Hologram - Tim Vigil / David Quinn - Rebel Edition $6.44
Quarantine (Dvd, 2009)Quarantine (Dvd, 2009) $4.99 Deep Rising (Dvd, 1998)Deep Rising (Dvd, 1998) $11.95
Howling Iii The Marsupials Dvd Pre ownedHowling Iii The Marsupials Dvd Pre owned $2.00 Trending at $2.94 The Worm Eaters (Dvd, 2007)The Worm Eaters (Dvd, 2007) $5.00
The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray Disc, 2012, 4-Disc Set)The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray Disc, 2012, 4-Disc Set) $8.00 13 Eerie Dvd Katherine Isabelle Horror13 Eerie Dvd Katherine Isabelle Horror $9.08
4 Horror Vhs Tapes (Anthony Hopkins) - Tested and work!4 Horror Vhs Tapes (Anthony Hopkins) - Tested and work! $1.14 Amazing Stories - The Complete First Season Used - Very Good DvdAmazing Stories - The Complete First Season Used - Very Good Dvd $16.61
New Congress Vhs The Mind Snatchers 1989 Horror Christopher Walken Cox SciFi HtfNew Congress Vhs The Mind Snatchers 1989 Horror Christopher Walken Cox SciFi Htf $12.99 Tales of the Unexpected (Vhs, 1991)Tales of the Unexpected (Vhs, 1991) $4.99
Zombies Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens Tpb - (Grade 9.2) 2012Zombies Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens Tpb - (Grade 9.2) 2012 $9.84 Soultangler Used - Very Good DvdSoultangler Used - Very Good Dvd $15.38
Nobody's Sweetheart Now: The First Lady Adelaide Mystery (Paperback or Softback)Nobody's Sweetheart Now: The First Lady Adelaide Mystery (Paperback or Softback) $15.71 List price:  Previous Price $18.85 Channel Zero: No-End House - Season Two Used - Very Good DvdChannel Zero: No-End House - Season Two Used - Very Good Dvd $16.45
Fear of Clowns (Dvd)Fear of Clowns (Dvd) $3.00 Trending at $5.75 Executioner Plus Size Men's Costume Medieval Renaissance Scare Horror HalloweenExecutioner Plus Size Men's Costume Medieval Renaissance Scare Horror Halloween $39.95
Chelsea Horror Hotel: A Novel, Ramone, Dee Dee, Good BookChelsea Horror Hotel: A Novel, Ramone, Dee Dee, Good Book $7.48 Drive In Double Feature: Blood of the Vampire/The Hellfire Club (Dvd, 2006) NewDrive In Double Feature: Blood of the Vampire/The Hellfire Club (Dvd, 2006) New $14.99
Wrong Turn (Blu-ray) NewWrong Turn (Blu-ray) New $10.96 Ghoulies Movie Silk Fabric Poster 11"x17", 24"x36" Horror Sci FiGhoulies Movie Silk Fabric Poster 11"x17", 24"x36" Horror Sci Fi $8.54 to $12.34 Was:  Previous Price $8.99
8 Vhs Tapes -Horror-Scream Knonos Dracula Duel Gargoyles Prohecy Godzilla 19858 Vhs Tapes -Horror-Scream Knonos Dracula Duel Gargoyles Prohecy Godzilla 1985 $26.60 Was:  Previous Price $38.00 Predator Sunset Horror Scary Shirt Hunter Fall Halloween Men's Tank TopPredator Sunset Horror Scary Shirt Hunter Fall Halloween Men's Tank Top $19.99
Stephen King's Cat's Eye (Blu-ray Disc)Stephen King's Cat's Eye (Blu-ray Disc) $20.00 Tcm Greatest Classic Films: Bogart Bacall Double Feature - (Dvd, 2013)Tcm Greatest Classic Films: Bogart Bacall Double Feature - (Dvd, 2013) $17.99
Creepy Magazine#45, #56, #57, #58 & #59 - Warren Publishing Horror MonstersCreepy Magazine#45, #56, #57, #58 & #59 - Warren Publishing Horror Monsters $49.99 upcycled, jean jacket, womens jean jacket, Pennywise, Stephen King, Horror Fanupcycled, jean jacket, womens jean jacket, Pennywise, Stephen King, Horror Fan $45.00
Fifty Shades Freed on Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra Hd Blu-ray DiscFifty Shades Freed on Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra Hd Blu-ray Disc $12.77 Was:  Previous Price $15.96 Night Of The Creeps Monster Squad Jason Edmiston Horror Movie Print Poster MondoNight Of The Creeps Monster Squad Jason Edmiston Horror Movie Print Poster Mondo $359.99 Was:  Previous Price $399.99
JarRing (Dvd, 2012)JarRing (Dvd, 2012) $5.99 Universal Monsters Horror Band Bohemion Rhapsody Juniors T-Shirt S-2Xl NewUniversal Monsters Horror Band Bohemion Rhapsody Juniors T-Shirt S-2Xl New $17.79
Flatliners (Kiefer Sutherland) (Blu-Ray) (Blu-Ray)Flatliners (Kiefer Sutherland) (Blu-Ray) (Blu-Ray) $15.88 Count Dracula's Great Love [New Blu-ray] With Booklet, With Dvd, Mono SoundCount Dracula's Great Love [New Blu-ray] With Booklet, With Dvd, Mono Sound $21.88 List price:  Previous Price $29.98
Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (Dvd, 2011, 2-Disc Set) NewWalking Dead: The Complete First Season (Dvd, 2011, 2-Disc Set) New $4.99 The Grudge (Dvd, 2005)The Grudge (Dvd, 2005) $3.99
New Uav Vhs Land of the Minotaur 1986 Horror Donald Pleasance Peter Cushing HtfNew Uav Vhs Land of the Minotaur 1986 Horror Donald Pleasance Peter Cushing Htf $12.99 Predator Sunset Horror Scary Hunter Fall Halloween Quarter Sleeve Men's T-ShirtPredator Sunset Horror Scary Hunter Fall Halloween Quarter Sleeve Men's T-Shirt $19.99
Ghost stories: Graveyard Thriller, Directed by Lynn Silver. 1986. Vhs.Ghost stories: Graveyard Thriller, Directed by Lynn Silver. 1986. Vhs. $37.77 American Horror Freak Show Unisex T-shirt Size Medium Nwt Free Shipping!American Horror Freak Show Unisex T-shirt Size Medium Nwt Free Shipping! $12.99
Adult Unisex Halloween Clown Mask Rubber Latex Saw Horror Movie CosplayAdult Unisex Halloween Clown Mask Rubber Latex Saw Horror Movie Cosplay $11.99 Dark Shadows #2 1958-America's Best-horror-Ajax/Farrell style-G/VgDark Shadows #2 1958-America's Best-horror-Ajax/Farrell style-G/Vg $89.70
The Fog by James Herbert Book The Fast Free ShippingThe Fog by James Herbert Book The Fast Free Shipping $9.66 Final Destination 2 (Dvd, 2003, Infinifilm Widescreen Full Frame)Final Destination 2 (Dvd, 2003, Infinifilm Widescreen Full Frame) $0.50
World War Z (Dvd, 2013)World War Z (Dvd, 2013) $1.00 Don McKay (Dvd, 2010)Don McKay (Dvd, 2010) $4.99
New Video Gems Vhs Blood Couple 1985 Rare Horror Cult Blaxploitation Duane JonesNew Video Gems Vhs Blood Couple 1985 Rare Horror Cult Blaxploitation Duane Jones $29.99 Shuttered Room-Carol Lynley-Gig Young-8x10-B&W-Still- HorrorShuttered Room-Carol Lynley-Gig Young-8x10-B&W-Still- Horror $25.20
40s Bruno Premiani Original Art Page Horror Comic Argentina Tomahawk40s Bruno Premiani Original Art Page Horror Comic Argentina Tomahawk $77.50 Killers Horror Freddy Texas Hell Chucky Halloween Quarter Sleeve Men's T-ShirtKillers Horror Freddy Texas Hell Chucky Halloween Quarter Sleeve Men's T-Shirt $19.99
Hostel Ii - Part 2 (Dvd, 2007, Unrated Directors Cut)Hostel Ii - Part 2 (Dvd, 2007, Unrated Directors Cut) $3.99 False Face (Dvd, 2009, Fullscreen)False Face (Dvd, 2009, Fullscreen) $5.99
1967 Eerie Warren Horror Magazine #10 Vf- 7.5 Crandall Colan Craig Frazetta Toth1967 Eerie Warren Horror Magazine #10 Vf- 7.5 Crandall Colan Craig Frazetta Toth $19.25 1st Edition Great And Secret Show Clive Barker Horror Fantasy First Printing1st Edition Great And Secret Show Clive Barker Horror Fantasy First Printing $21.89 Was:  Previous Price $29.99
Watch Me (Dvd, 2008)Watch Me (Dvd, 2008) $5.99 Ghost Now Standing Platform 1 by Peyton, Richard Paperback Book The Fast FreeGhost Now Standing Platform 1 by Peyton, Richard Paperback Book The Fast Free $5.50 List price:  Previous Price $6.84
Marriages - Peter Straub - Kangaroo Pocket Book - 1977 - Mass MarketMarriages - Peter Straub - Kangaroo Pocket Book - 1977 - Mass Market $49.95 Out Of This World #8 1958-Charlton-Capt X-Ditko-Horror-sci-fi-Gia nt Edition-GOut Of This World #8 1958-Charlton-Capt X-Ditko-Horror-sci-fi-Gia nt Edition-G $71.50
Little Shop Of Horrors , Dc 1987Little Shop Of Horrors , Dc 1987 $1.95 Supreme x Slayer TeeSupreme x Slayer Tee $35.00
Unborn Sins (Dvd, 2008)Unborn Sins (Dvd, 2008) $8.25 Twilight Man Comic Set 1-2-3-4 Steven Grant Tristan Schane art Horror MonstersTwilight Man Comic Set 1-2-3-4 Steven Grant Tristan Schane art Horror Monsters $25.00
Tremors Kevin Bacon Graboid Ryan Brinkerhoff Horror Movie Print Poster MondoTremors Kevin Bacon Graboid Ryan Brinkerhoff Horror Movie Print Poster Mondo $116.99 Was:  Previous Price $129.99 Dark Shadows (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet, 2012) Johnny Depp, Tim BurtonDark Shadows (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet, 2012) Johnny Depp, Tim Burton $3.00
Legends of Horror A Terrifying Hidden Object Collection, 5 Chilling Premium GameLegends of Horror A Terrifying Hidden Object Collection, 5 Chilling Premium Game $7.85 Marvel Zombies Tpb Nm | Signed by Arthur Suydam | Marvel Comics (2014)Marvel Zombies Tpb Nm | Signed by Arthur Suydam | Marvel Comics (2014) $24.99
Angel Books by Jeff Mariotte and Nancy Holder Paperback lot of 3Angel Books by Jeff Mariotte and Nancy Holder Paperback lot of 3 $8.99 The Ghost Stories of Ambrose Bierce, Brand New, Free shipping in the UsThe Ghost Stories of Ambrose Bierce, Brand New, Free shipping in the Us $11.23
House on Haunted Hill (Dvd, 2000, Special Edition)House on Haunted Hill (Dvd, 2000, Special Edition) $0.99 2019 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge Of Oh The Horror-Ible Classic Monsters Full Set2019 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge Of Oh The Horror-Ible Classic Monsters Full Set $13.99
🖤Chud C.H.U.D. #1 & 2 Horror Sov Slasher Rare Oop Vhs🖤🖤Chud C.H.U.D. #1 & 2 Horror Sov Slasher Rare Oop Vhs🖤 $14.99 The Prophecy Triple FeatureThe Prophecy Triple Feature $3.41
Halloween Michael Myers Sketch Card Sticker Print Artist Tony KeatonHalloween Michael Myers Sketch Card Sticker Print Artist Tony Keaton $2.36 Signs/The Village (Dvd, 2007, 2-Movie Collection)Signs/The Village (Dvd, 2007, 2-Movie Collection) $5.25
Scathing Dvd John Kyle Allie Sparks Michael Frascino Rare HorrorScathing Dvd John Kyle Allie Sparks Michael Frascino Rare Horror $7.99 Non Sport Update Promo The Chaney Legacy Promo Card #Lcp-3Non Sport Update Promo The Chaney Legacy Promo Card #Lcp-3 $1.50
Predator Sunset Horror Scary Shirt Hunter Fall Halloween Men's T-ShirtPredator Sunset Horror Scary Shirt Hunter Fall Halloween Men's T-Shirt $14.99 to $20.99 Walking Dead Zombie Horror Film Mask Prop DisplayWalking Dead Zombie Horror Film Mask Prop Display $75.34
Lucifer Devil Horror dvd vhs Baby on board funny vinyl decal car bumper stickerLucifer Devil Horror dvd vhs Baby on board funny vinyl decal car bumper sticker $3.90 Thing Ice T-Shirt Sizes S-3X NewThing Ice T-Shirt Sizes S-3X New $21.79 to $26.79
The Final Destination in 2-D and 3-D (Dvd, 2009) disc onlyThe Final Destination in 2-D and 3-D (Dvd, 2009) disc only $5.49 Sealed New Vhs Video Murderer'S Keep Aka The Butchers Or Maxie Talia Shire RareSealed New Vhs Video Murderer'S Keep Aka The Butchers Or Maxie Talia Shire Rare $41.96 Was:  Previous Price $49.95
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #63 - Gold Key horror comic - Bronze AgeBoris Karloff Tales of Mystery #63 - Gold Key horror comic - Bronze Age $1.50 eerie comicbook horror and monster comicbookeerie comicbook horror and monster comicbook $29.99
1968 Eerie Magazine #16 Vf 8.0 Alex Toth Johnny Craig Warren Horror1968 Eerie Magazine #16 Vf 8.0 Alex Toth Johnny Craig Warren Horror $20.25 Terrified Vhs (Arv 1945, Alliance, 1996) Rare New 6340Terrified Vhs (Arv 1945, Alliance, 1996) Rare New 6340 $13.98
The Horrors - V Hand Signed Record Lp Autographed + Bonus CdThe Horrors - V Hand Signed Record Lp Autographed + Bonus Cd $57.92 Un-Fur-Tunate Murders (Paperback or Softback)Un-Fur-Tunate Murders (Paperback or Softback) $13.15 List price:  Previous Price $15.78
Funko Pop! Television American Horror Story Freak Show Twisty #243Funko Pop! Television American Horror Story Freak Show Twisty #243 $44.99 Sand Castle Horror Dravic 1Sh 1963 Exyu Movie PosterSand Castle Horror Dravic 1Sh 1963 Exyu Movie Poster $82.49 Was:  Previous Price $149.99
Click to see more Horror items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 11/12/19 1:31pm.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links ebay