“Fear on Film” is a 1982 roundtable discussion, hosted by filmmaker Mick Garris, featuring legendary directors David Cronenberg, John Landis, and John Carpenter. The group talks about the nature and history of horror films.
The genre of monster films and horror films has been consistent throughout the history of the business. If you look at the decades, there’s always cycles of westerns, war movies and comedies, but there have been horror films straight through. The only difference is budgets — whether they’re A pictures or B pictures.
via Rian Johnson