The upcoming Epix and Blumhouse TV production of the five-part series on the retrospective of horror, Compendium of Horror, just released a trailer promo. This exciting series will be a must-watch for any horror and film junkie.
The series will span 90+ years of horror. Each episode will focus on a decade and genre of horror, for example episode one will focus on the monsters of the 30s, Dracula and Frankenstein to name a couple. The series will go all the way to modern times.
Episode ONE – “American Monster” – October 2, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT
In the 1930s, iconic monsters such as Universal’s Dracula and Frankenstein launched a horror renaissance when they were reintroduced to moviegoing audiences, offering a shared escape from real-world anxieties.
Episode TWO – “Atomic Nightmares” – October 9, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT
Following World War II, Americans’ anxieties evolved into fears around unchecked science, nuclear annihilation, and Communism (aka “the Red Scare”). Horror filmmakers responded with legendary films like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Blob.
Episode THREE – “Unholy Dreams” – October 16, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT
In the 1960s and ‘70s, horror films reflected the real and intangible change younger Americans demanded. A new generation of auteur horror filmmakers pushed the envelope with films like Halloween, Carrie, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Exorcist.
Episode FOUR – “Relentless Evil” – October 23, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT
In the 1980s, 24-hour cable news was dominated the threat of new modern terrors. Moviegoers embraced iconic slashers like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees; vampire films saw a resurgence.
With Blumhouse on board, you can expect the current industry leader in horror to produce a great series. There will be many horror icons featured as you’ve seen in the trailer. I can’t wait to see this right in time for Halloween season.