25 Milestones in Independent Horror Filmmaking
Welcome back to the last installment of Dread Central’s look back at the 25 milestones that shaped the landscape of independent horror filmmaking over the last 100 years.
Welcome back, dear readers! Sorry about the delay as this writer’s heading off to cover SXSW for the next couple of days. But so far we’ve had quite the journey as we’ve looked back at the first 15 films in our countdown of the 25 milestones that shaped the world of independent horror. Today we start in 1983 and kick things off with a true shocker!
Welcome back, fiends! Over the last two days we’ve looked at the first 10 milestones in independent horror filmmaking, starting in 1921 and ending up in 1977 with David Lynch’s Eraserhead . Today we begin in the year 1978 and take you through the next five milestones of indie horror up until the year 1981. 1978- Joe Dante Directs Piranha:
Yesterday Dread Central brought you the first five milestones in our look back at the 25 milestones that shaped the independent horror landscape over the last 100 years. Today we begin in 1963 with some of the most influential independent genre projects of that era that took some of the biggest gambles in Hollywood and have left an enduring legacy over the last 40-plus years.
For many fans, independent horror filmmaking seems like a relatively new concept. So you may be surprised to find out the maverick spirit that fuels our beloved genre has been burning for almost 100 years now, since the 1912 version of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde was produced by the independently-run production house Thanhouser Company.