Watch: Journey Through Decades of Terror with 'The Horror Portfolio'
At the end of the year, we featured a pretty well-done retrospective of 2011 through cinema from Alex "hatinhand" which wrapped up the year pretty nicely. Now the editor has set his sights on a specific genre with an all-new video coming in the form of The Horror Portfolio. As you might guess, Alex has crafted a video looking back at horror films through the decades complete with some of the most iconic scenes from your favorite terrifying films and even a couple recognizable pieces of music to tie it all together. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a dissection of more genres like this coming later, but for now enjoy this one below!
Here's Alex's tribute montage to horror throughout the decades in The Horror Portfolio (via BuzzFeed):
For a full list of the films and music used in the video, check out the YouTube page right here. Of the passion project Alex says, "Sixty-four horror movies in a five-minute montage; the perfect project to work on until 2 a.m. and then return to an empty, dark, cold apartment. The last few nights have had some really, *really* twisted dreams." You'll notice that the video itself has been spaced out into short chapters which Alex has titled Haunted Houses & Ghost Stories, Angels & Demons, and Killers & Slashers. While the music and cuts along with it are spot on, I have to say that I wish there would've been more of the classic horror as it seems like the video is dominated by more recent films mostly, and some of them, like Shutter Island, may be more like psychological thrillers than straight-up horror films. Still a great horror collection though, right?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
meh like most horror movies it was alright but hey! Triangle at :39 everyone should see that flick@
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012
I liked it but was a tad disappointed by the amount of footage from remakes rather than the classics. I'm actually quite happy with remakes, and enjoy most of them but I think the originals in a montage like this would have given it far more authenticity.
MikEy on Jan 16, 2012
God I love horror. And I liked this, but yeah, too many from recent movies and remakes. Still enjoyable though.
grimjob on Jan 16, 2012
they forgot about hostel and hills have eyes
Davidbryan949 on Jan 16, 2012
Crab on Jan 17, 2012
Really good video. Well done. My only complaint concurs with grimjob and MikEy, too many recent movies. I would've liked to see the original The Hitcher, or A Nightmare on Elm Street, even though I have no problem with the remakes.
Lamar on Jan 17, 2012
Where are the zombies???
TheOct8pus on Jan 17, 2012
i had to check it just to make sure they it didn't have "IT" in it. holy shit i would cry
DA BOSS on Jan 17, 2012
Where was The Thing? Both the original and the 1982 version.
Otonu on Jan 18, 2012
LIST! we need a list!
Josh Webster on Jan 23, 2012
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