When I think of classic horror, names such as the 1931 Dracula
starring Béla Lugosi, the 1931 Frankenstein
with Boris Karloff, the 1951 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers
, 1953's It Came From Outer Space
or anything with Vincent Price in it.
I would even go so far as to classify Stephen King's The Shining
as a somewhat contemporary classic.
Many of the horror films that I consider 'classic' were not considered "great cinema". Most of the modern horror films that I see today, I would also not consider "great cinema".
Which of our modern horror films do you expect to one day join the ranks of Nosferatu
and House on Haunted Hill
Are Freddy and Jason destined for the horror hall of fame?