The American Nightmare
The American Nightmare (2001)

In the late '60s, the tone of American horror films began to shift in the wake of the startling success of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead -- horror films became gorier, bleaker, and began to subtly reflect the political… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 9, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 30, 2004
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Mckay

Although several segments will appeal to horror aficionados, it often feels like a political statement couched in a format that will appeal to the blood and popcorn crowd.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

We've never had American horror as we did in the decade between Night of the Living Dead and Halloween (1978), no doubt because we've never had American history like that.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
A good intro to select horror classics of the 70s. The best part of this documentary is that it is padded by interviews with the directors and film-makers. This… More
Christopher Brown
An interesting doc that ties in the social events that lead to some of the greatest American horror films of the seventies. For those well versed in the horror… More