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27:29

A Horror Director Dials Back the Blood

George A. Romero's 1968 film, The Night of the Living Dead, is a classic of the horror genre. While his zombie flicks have become increasingly graphic over the years, his newest film, Monkey Shines, is more of a psychological thriller. Romero is careful to point out that no monkeys were harmed in the making of the movie.

18:50

Alienation and Disconnection Explored in a Horror Film.

Film director Herk Harvey and script writer John Clifford. Their 1962 low-budget horror film, "Carnival of Souls," has just been re-released. The film was shown only sporadically at the time of its completion, mostly to drive-ins and as half of a double feature throughout the Southeast. But in the years since, it has attracted a steady and loyal following, largely because of its occasional appearance on late-night TV.

10:52

Director John McNaughton Discusses His Controversial Film "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer."

Film maker John McNaughton, director of the controversial movie, "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer." The film is loosely based on real-life murderer Henry Lee Lucas. McNaughton shot the film in 1986, but it's only now gaining wide release. The delay is in large part do to the fact that the Motion Picture Association insisted on giving the film a "X" rating, a rating that stemmed less from the graphic violence that the absolute unrepentant nature of the killer. Despite that, the film's already made many critic's ten best lists.

11:23

Alienation and Disconnection Explored in a Horror Film.

Film director Herk Harvey and script writer John Clifford. Their 1962 low-budget horror film, "Carnival of Souls," has just been re-released. The film was shown only sporadically at the time of its completion, mostly to drive-ins and as half of a double feature throughout the Southeast. But in the years since, it has attracted a steady and loyal following, largely because of its occasional appearance on late-night TV.

24:22

Makeup Artist Tom Savini Brings the Dead to Life

Savini creates the macabre effects for George Romero's zombie films. Now he's directed his own movie, a remake of Romero's classic, Night of the Living Dead. He shares some of the secrets behind how he simulates gore on set.

12:48

Makeup Artist Tom Savini Brings the Dead to Life.

Director Tom Savini. Savini was known as the master of ghoulish makeup for George Romero's films. Now he's directed his first film, a remake of Romero's classic, "Night of the Living Dead."(REPEAT. originally aired 10/22/90)

06:04

Film Director John Carpenter on Building Suspense in Horror Movies

Carpenter is best known for the film "Halloween," one of the most successful independent films ever. His other credits include "The Thing," "Christine," "Starman," and "Memoirs of an Invisible Man," starring Chevy Chase. His upcoming movie is "Into the Mouth of Madness." Terry spoke to him in 1988. (Rebroadcast).

34:53

Wes Craven Discuses His Hybrid of Horror and Satire.

Wes Craven, one of the foremost directors of horror films. His credits include "Last House on the Left," "The Hills Have Eyes," and "Nightmare on Elm Street." His latest film is "Scream 2" the sequel to his 1996 film "Scream." Both are horror films that poke fun at the genre.

10:17

Horror Legend George Romero

Romero made his first film, "Night of the Living Dead," on a shoestring budget on the weekends. The film, about a cadre of flesh eating zombies, became a cult classic and a copy is now in the archives of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Romero's subsequent successes included "Dawn of the Dead," "Day of the Dead," "Martin""Creepshow," and "Monkey Shines." Four of his movies have just been reissued on video. Originally aired 7/18/88.

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