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Watch the incredible evolution of horror films over 122 years

The art of making things go bump in the night

Watch the incredible evolution of horror films over 122 years

From ghost stories whispered around camp fires to the big budget sequels that inevitably roll into cinemas over the Halloween weekend, humans take an odd pleasure in scaring the hell out of themselves.

Take the world of film. Since 1895, directors have been experimenting with tricks of the light and bumps in the night to give audiences more intense thrills than they've ever seen before.

In this video essay, Diego Carrera compiles 122 years of horror films - picking just one title for every year. From Hammer classics to Kubrick's The Shining, this montage is going to fill up your "Must watch" list in minutes...