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A good movie to represent America Horror film?

I'm writing a Documentary Script for my IB Film class.

My script is going to be a comparison between types of horror from four different countries.

I've already got my first three countries picked: Korea, Italy and New Zealand.

Now Im deciding between the U.S and Spain (and possibly Germany.. I'm looking into that more)

But anyways, to the question..

What's a good American horror movie that represents a lot of american horror.. weather it be story wise, cinematography wise, anything. (Preferably nothing before the 70's)

Some director's that I thought of are: Wes Craven, Raimi, Hooper, Carpenter and Romero. But their all so different.. I don't know what movie would be a good pick to represent American horror.

Any opinions? Please :)

Update:

Hitchcock was a English director.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I second Professional Peon's Romero suggestion.

    Beyond that, I wanted to suggest you look into French-language horror over German (there isn't much post-70s beyond films like Anatomy, Creep, and the notoriously awful Uwe Boll films) and Spanish (also not an awful lot of horror--Rec, The Orphanage . . ) horror as your other choice.

    There are a whole slew of French-language horror films that have come out in the last 5-10 years alone that are . . intense (either relentless or completely whacked out like the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre): A l'Interieur, Martyrs, Ils, Haute Tension, Frontier(e)s, Calvaire (Belgian), Deep in the Woods .... But you also have horrors like Les Revenants (They Came Back). Just suggesting a route you might get more mileage out of.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_French_Extremity#...

    Good luck.

    Source(s): watching the suggestions of the horror fanatics I know
  • 1 decade ago

    I vote for Romero besides his zombie movies he was involved with Tales of the Darkside. I suggest you look them all up on IMDB.com and see which one you like the best.

  • 1 decade ago

    You have to pick the USA.

    Even if you don't want films made before 1970, when thinking of horror films, you can't go past Hitchcock, he is/was the greatest.

    "The Birds" was epic.

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