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Old 24-09-2012, 11:25
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Finally, there's some more info about Mark Gatiss' sequel to BBC 4's A History of Horror series.

It's called A History Of Euro Horror and is set to air at Halloween...there's some more info on the link below but I have a few questions...

Does anyone know what films will be screened alongside the documentary?

Any more news or info that anyone's aware of?

http://www.classichorrorcampaign.com...or-sneak-peek/
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Old 24-09-2012, 14:10
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Excellent news.
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Old 24-09-2012, 15:48
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Yes indeed!

And great news that a third History Of Horror series could be in the works too!
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Old 24-09-2012, 15:52
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I'd hope they will show this film as part of the season


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sunday_(1960_film)
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Old 24-09-2012, 22:42
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I'd hope they will show this film as part of the season


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sunday_(1960_film)

An excellent choice!!!

Can't wait to find out which films they're gonna screen!
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Old 27-09-2012, 00:56
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Didn't think this would happen but brilliant news. Look forward to seeing it.
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Old 27-09-2012, 08:55
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So, what classic Euro horror films would everyone like to see accompanying this documentary?
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Old 27-09-2012, 12:25
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So, what classic Euro horror films would everyone like to see accompanying this documentary?
So many to choose from, I hope they don't just stick on something like Black Sunday or an Argento flick as it would be just too obvious.
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Old 28-09-2012, 12:53
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So many to choose from, I hope they don't just stick on something like Black Sunday or an Argento flick as it would be just too obvious.
Hmmm....i know what you mean...i think i'd like to see something like a Paul Naschy werewolf flick or something a little obscure...like you say, nothing too lazy or obvious!
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Old 23-10-2012, 18:11
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Disappointing to see this is only a 90 minute one-off with no accompanying films (BBC cuts strike again). To try and do justice to decades of European horror in 90 minutes will be no mean feat! You could spend that time purely on one decade of Mario Bava!!
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Old 23-10-2012, 18:21
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Disappointing to see this is only a 90 minute one-off with no accompanying films (BBC cuts strike again). To try and do justice to decades of European horror in 90 minutes will be no mean feat! You could spend that time purely on one decade of Mario Bava!!
I don't know, Charlie Brooker manages well enough to squeeze a years worth of news into an hour.
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Old 23-10-2012, 18:25
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I don't know, Charlie Brooker manages well enough to squeeze a years worth of news into an hour.
Iíve always thought his end of year Wipes rush by too fast with little effect myself.

Thereís a two-page piece in Radio Times on this where Gatiss namechecks his Top 5 Euro-Horrors (Bavaís Whip and The Body is in there, yay!) which seems somewhat taunting if none are going to be aired.
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Old 23-10-2012, 18:33
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So, what are everyones favourite classic Euro Horror films?
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Old 29-10-2012, 10:45
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Bump for tomorrow. Even as a 90 minute one-off itís still my most eagerly anticipated programme of the week.

Hereís a link for anyone inspired by Gatissí show to seek out more about the genius, Mario Bava:

http://videowatchdog.com/bava/

Your jaw will drop at the price but as the proud owner of the book myself I can attest it is worth every single cent for what would undoubtedly be the biggest and most comprehensive book on a single subject that you have ever owned. The production values are lavish and it was years in the making with the love and care showing on every page. Canít recommend it highly enough.
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Old 29-10-2012, 16:50
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I guess it could be considered an investment.
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Old 29-10-2012, 17:05
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So, what are everyones favourite classic Euro Horror films?
They make Horror films about the Euro ?

Wow, that is a narrow film genre.
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Old 29-10-2012, 19:23
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Cant wait, loved the other series he did (might go and try and find it and rewatch )
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:11
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I'd hope they will show this film as part of the season


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sunday_(1960_film)
Link fixed.
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:14
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Will be looking forward to this a lot! BBC3 and 4's great for documentaries and what not.
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:19
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One thing I didn't like about the last series was that Mark got a bit sniffy about modern horror films
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Old 29-10-2012, 22:45
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That's why I trust his judgement, Saw? Give me heaving cleavage in a pretend Gothic pile any day
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Old 29-10-2012, 23:44
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That's why I trust his judgement, Saw? Give me heaving cleavage in a pretend Gothic pile any day
Saw isn't horror, it's just "torture porn"

Personally I like both old and new style horror
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Old 30-10-2012, 09:03
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Saw isn't horror, it's just "torture porn"

Personally I like both old and new style horror
I like old and new horror too...although I disagree re; SAW - the first of the franchise is a clever little film. Nasty, but an interesting concept which was pretty original at the time. I don't like the rest of the series (I made it as far as number four and gave up..)

It's a shame the BBC haven't bothered to show any classic European horror films alongside the BBC4 documentary however...or in fact ANY horror films at Halloween...

http://www.classichorrorcampaign.com...n-tv-schedule/
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Old 30-10-2012, 10:20
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Looking forward to this, though IMO this should be a proper series or mini series like the last one, not simply a one off documentary.
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Old 30-10-2012, 10:43
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Looking forward to this, though IMO this should be a proper series or mini series like the last one, not simply a one off documentary.
Agreed!

Really glad they've made it though and Gatiss has hinted at a third documentary looking at Asian horror...let's hope he gets good ratings for the one tonight on BBC4!
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