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Series - Twitch Film Feature Series
Twitch Film’s Todd Brown takes
you back to the origins of filmdom’s
greatest monsters. See the first
films from such classic horror franchises
as Halloween, A Nightmare on
Elm Street, Hellraiser and Child’s Play
on the big screen.
The one-two punch of Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and John Carpenter's megahit Halloween in the 1970s put a new face to American horror movies. While previously the genre had its share of tortured, sympathetic anti-heroes (the Frankenstein Monster, the Wolf Man), this new breed of monster was a hero because of his villainy — and the more gleefully he set about his gruesome work, the better. Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Chucky, Pinhead — the names have become legend. Birth of a Villain takes us back to the nightmarish beginnings of these modern horror icons.