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The Psychology of Horror

Duration: 02:16

In the 1940s Val Lewton became head of the Horror unit at RKO. Films like ‘Cat People’ and ‘I Walked Like a Zombie’ might have sounded sensational but they showed a subtle mastery of the psychology of horror that was quite revolutionary.

Available since: Tue 5 Oct 2010

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Mark Gatiss
John Das
Series Producer
John Das
Executive Producer
Michael Poole

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A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood

1/3 Mark Gatiss explores the early horror era of Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.

First broadcast: 11 Oct 2010

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