Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005)

Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005)
Genre: Documentary | Biography
Country: USA | Director: Constantine Nasr
English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 53mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv - 720x540 - 29.970fps - 513mb

Documentary about the great 1940s horror movie producer Val Lewton, featured on the 2005 DVD release "The Val Lewton Horror Collection." 

With a collection of Hollywood horror big guns talking about the films they love, this documentary on the life and career of Val Lewton is bound to make make you want to dive into his best known horror films.

Focusing on the nine horror films that Letwton made for RKO this film is as much about what is scary and the horror film's changing face as it is about its subject. Lewton, he produced the films and had input on the scripts, pretty much changed the face of horror as we know it. Gone were the monsters we could see, killed mostly due to budgetary considerations, and in their place we were given monsters of the mind, with horrors we never saw, only imagined. The films ended up being scarier as a result because the monster could be what ever we imagined it to be and not a man in a suit. Lewton's work foreshadowed the films of the 1960's including Hitchcock's Psycho.

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