Wes CRAVEN in 2015, George A. ROMERO and Tobe HOOPER in 2017. The three masters of horror were born and died around the same time. Their horror movies made many people shocked and tremble with fear. They were the directors who tried to put human’s oldest and strongest nightmares on the screen.
In Night of the Living Dead (1968), ROMERO showed a fear of the end of the world, which is looming slowly but certainly, like death that happens to everyone, before savagely leaping zombies make appearance in the 21st century. Later in 1974, HOOPER presented an odd scene of a family of serial killers eating human flesh in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. CRAVEN made his presence felt by making The Last House on the Left (1972), The Hills Have Eyes (1977) and Deadly Blessing (1981). He presented a bloody nightmare in 1984, the era of President Reagan, with A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Despite a strong desire to screen all the films of these masters who passed away, an attempt was made to introduce their early works, which were either not released or hard to watch in Korea, instead of showing their best pieces. With this in mind, three films have been selected carefully: A Nightmare on Elm Street by Wes CRAVEN, Martin by George A. ROMERO and Lifeforce by Tobe HOOPER. It will be difficult to fully understand the huge world of fear that they pioneered, but these movies will help you understand where they started, and what they were looking at.