The Evolution of Classic Horror Characters
Scary stories have been capturing our collective imagination for centuries, through channels of storytelling such as folklore, literature and film – from the grotesque tale of the Minotaur in Greek mythology, to Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, “Frankenstein,” to Boris Karloff’s epic role in the 1932 film, “The Mummy.” To dissect where the fascination with these frightening creatures began, our editors explored four terrifying archetypes of horror folklore and film, charting their tales through their most well-known ambassadors. These notorious characters were chosen both for their popularity and the impact they’ve made on the evolution of the horror genre in popular culture.
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November 09 2017