Haunted House of Gothic Horror

The American Cinematheque Show

Episode 2

In the American Cinematheque Show’s Haunted House of Gothic Horror episode, host Grant Moninger talks with gothic aficionados Joe Dante and Barbara Crampton about cinema’s most frightening estates, from James Whale’s decrepit Old Dark House to Andre De Toth’s three-dimensional wax museum to Robert Wise’s faithful recreation of Shirley Jackson’s infamous Hill House. Remembering these cinematic landmarks and others (including the spooky estates from HOUSE OF USHER, THE CHANGELING and CASTLE FREAK), Joe and Barbara explain what it is that makes a film “gothic” while exploring the history of a genre far older than the medium itself.

Step into the Cinematheque’s gothic vault as we unearth interviews with some of the genre’s greatest innovators, including Gloria Stuart, Vincent Price, André De Toth, Roger Corman, Robert Wise, Nelson Gidding, Peter Medak, and Stuart Gordon.

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About the American Cinematheque Show

The American Cinematheque Show is the official podcast of the American Cinematheque, the Los Angeles-based, member-supported film nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and celebrate the experience of cinema as a moving art form. The podcast offers listeners in-depth explorations of diverse film topics and features interviews with special guests, as well as exclusive content from the Cinematheque’s vast spanning archive of Q&As recorded live at Cinematheque screenings and events. Hosted by American Cinematheque film programmer Grant Moninger.

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