The American Nightmare Directed by Adam Simon, 2000
"A very intelligent and thought provoking documentary." BBC
Disfigured knife-wielding murderers. Buxom teens fleeing for their lives through dark woods. Hordes of the undead limping along deserted streets. These images, now synonymous with horror movies, were born in the groundbreaking films of horror masters such as Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street), John Carpenter (The Fog, Christine), and George Romero (Dawn of the Dead).
Go behind-the-scenes with these and other filmmaking greats, as they reveal their inspiration for the disturbingly gruesome films that emerged during the 1960s and 70s. Exploding with clips from fright favorites including Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, Shivers, The Last House on the Left, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the Independent Film Channel’s THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE celebrates the “golden age of horror” with the legends who brought the horror genre back from the dead.