The Best Horror Movies of the Decade So Far, Ranked
The reason that B-movies became a hotbed for creative filmmakers of all types in the 1930s and 40s is largely because their relatively miniscule budgets never garnered the kind of attention big prestige pictures did. The movies Howard Hawks, John Ford, Val Lewton, and Jacques Tournier (to name a few) directed were never going to win the Academy Awards, at least in the eyes of the studio heads, and therefore, the productions didn’t need to be controlled and looked over so diligently. But then, of course, producers began trying to force prestige onto these same pictures and the rest is groan-worthy history.
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