Jack Clayton’s The Innocents tell the story of a governess who fears that the youngsters she is watching over are possessed by ghosts haunting the property they’re staying. The story was based on Henry James’ 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw. A few years later, Roman Polanski wrote and directed Rosemary’s Baby , primarily based on the bestselling horror novel by Ira Levin. The highly influential movie tells the story of a pregnant lady who suspects that an evil cult desires to take her baby for use of their rituals.
Meanwhile, ghosts had been a dominant theme in Japanese horror, in such movies as Kwaidan, Onibaba (both 1964) and Kuroneko . In the United States, gimmicks continued to be used to entice movie-goers into theaters. William Castle’s 1960 horror film 13 Ghosts was shot in “Illusion-O”, the place audiences got a “supernatural viewer” that they may put on … Read More