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10 Great Horror Movies Made By Non-Horror Directors

Stepping out of the comfort zone to revolutionise the world of horror.

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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.

However, horror 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 mainstream boost.

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Writer from the North East. Knowledgable in Horror Movies, Silent Movies, World Cinema and Retro Video Games.