Fear across the sixties
Previously restricted to a niche distribution circuit, in the 1960s horror cinema took a decisive step towards a mass audience in achieving some significant public successes. Under the influence of Hitchcock and other directors, horror became realistic, fusing with other genres such as the thriller. European cinema played a fundamental role in this revolution which gave rise to modern horror cinema. The influence of the genre's great masters can be discerned even today. This selection invites audiences to discover eight European magicians of fear, each through one of their best films. Thrills and spine-chills guaranteed!