Jon Espino editorializes the 1970s as the best decade of horror films for The Young Folks


It may not always be apparent at the time, but film’s tend to be a product of the time period they are made in. Watching an older film, you can usually tell what was happening socially or politically at the time by the themes and ideas explored. When they look back at this decade in film, who knows what they’ll discover other than a crippling addiction to nostalgia (remakes and sequels) and an odd addiction to comic book properties. Since it’s the month of Halloween (yes, like Christmas this holiday deserves a month of hype leading up to the day) we’re taking a look at the horror films of the 70’s and the role the civil rights movement and feminism played in the genre.


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