Throughout history, the horror
genre of cinema has mainly consisted of directors who stay after creating their
first few movies. Although some directors have left the genre after their first few
horror movies to become a star, such as Peter Jackson, Robert Wise and Ridley Scott, defining directors rarely stray from the genre that they help mold.
has never really been taken seriously in the cinematic world. Acclaimed directors and
producers tend to avoid it because of its sordid reputation and inability
to win awards. That being said though, once in a blue moon a director known for
other genres will dip their hands in the genre before retreating away
again. Despite their lack of experience in horror filmmaking they revolutionize
the genre for future filmmakers to follow.
It’s a rare
occurrence, but some of the greatest and most memorable horror movies of previous
years were made by prestigious directors outside of the genre. Because of their reputation, the horror
films they make become legendary over time giving the genre the much-needed