A history of horror movies online to enjoy

Sometimes use the network for a movie is good idea. If you are looking for horror movies online, you will be an exciting surprise. No matter what your desire is fear, you are bound to find a movie you like. The Internet is slowly but surely becoming the premier destination to watch movies, the reason is the unlimited selection. This is definitely the case with respect to the horror genre.

There's something about being afraid that we like. Not always, of course, in reality, however, there is something exciting about being on the edge of your seat through a story. People tell scary stories around a campfire or when the power goes out and the house is dark, these stories work best when we feel vulnerable. A classic book as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, it even has its roots in this type of storytelling. It was during a terrible storm in Switzerland that was locked inside with her husband and Lord Byron. They sat around the fire, reading German ghost stories, which gave Byron the idea that everyone should write their own supernatural history.

The history of the horror film is almost as old as cinema itself, George Melies directed the short film The Manoir du Diable moved in 1896. This vampire movie just two minutes, but was loved by the public. Over the next thirty years or so it would be mainly German filmmakers who dabbled in the horror, Nosferatu FWMurnau 1922 of the first feature vampires and Robert Wiene's Cabinet of Dr Cagliari the most memorable.

At the time the 1930s began, Hollywood has joined the game scary, and so began the era of Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy. Actors such as Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi became household names of these movies and its many sequels. By the 1950's added the horror genre into the mix foreign and evolving genre. There were movie studios were doing horror films exclusively and started seeing a lot of low budget movies crash.

The important thing is that many of the films of this generation are actually available to view online. Whether the invasion of the Body Snatchers, or Christopher Lee as Dracula, a number of online movie sites offer a great variety of these classic films. For the movie buff of the network is a treasure chest, with the ability of the films that are almost impossible to rent in video stores.

The new generation of horror began to unfold in the late 1960's and 70's with classics like Hitchcock The Birds and Psycho and Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist in 1973 became the highest grossing horror film in history. And then in 1975 made by the young Sharks Spielberg became the highest grossing film of all time. On the other side of the scale, independent films as Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Dawn of the Dead George Romero began a sub-culture horror films that would take movie franchises today as Saw and Hostel.

Of course, the seventies and eighties also saw the introduction of the legends of horror like Wes Craven and John Carpenter and film adaptations of the works of Stephen King. The work of Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Carpenter (Halloween) and Sean Cunningham (Friday the thirteenth), presented to adolescents at risk storylines that dominate the horrors of the next two decades. More recently they have been influenced by the emergence of Asian horror films, with many even remade in Hollywood. Films like The Ring and The Grudge are actually re-makes excellent Japanese films.

But the best thing about the search for horror movies online is that you are able to find that the sub-culture that has existed since the 1950's. Fans of horror movies and the Internet has given a means to show the world. There are hundreds of parody films, horror films, "gore-graphy" zombie movies, and much more out there. So if you want to be afraid tonight, turn on the computer and start searching. Wait, is not a horror movie to start it?