Category Archives: black and white horror

Gaslight (1940)

In 1938 Patrick Hamilton wrote a play that would become so part of the zeitgeist that, the term ‘’gaslighting’’ directly originates from this work, and is used in clinical and mental health research papers. The term refers to a form … Continue reading

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The Spiral Staircase (1945)

Eugenics is a school of belief that through selective reproduction, humans should breed out the ‘imperfections’ in our genetics and create the optimal race, without undesirable traits such as bad eye sight, or disabilities, and mental illness. The Nazi’s were … Continue reading

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Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932)

The exploitation of those considered abnormal or unusual, through the ages has long been considered entertainment for the masses. Genetic mutations or defects, physical abnormalities or disabilities, and mental afflictions have all had their share of audiences line up and … Continue reading

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