Terrors from the Yale Film Archive

close-up of black cat's face from the film Kuroneko
October 26, 2020

Though the big screen is dark, we've scared up a witches' brew of film frights to haunt the dreams of Yale students, faculty, and staff this Halloween. Stream and scream to thirteen horror classics spanning a century of cinema's most ghoulish genre. These spectral offerings are part of Yale University Library's streaming video collections.

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Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau, Germany, 1922)
This silent masterpiece stars Max Schreck as Count Orlok.

Diabolique (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France, 1955)
A wife, a mistress, and an imperfect murder.

The Haunted Strangler (Robert Day, UK, 1958)
Boris Karloff investigates the notorious killer of can-can dancers.

Black Sunday (Mario Bava, Italy, 1960)
A vengeful witch pursues her look-alike descendant.

Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, France/Italy, 1960)
A plastic surgeon goes to extremes for his daughter.

Hour of the Wolf (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1968)
Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, and a storm of disturbing visions.

Kuroneko (Kaneto Shindo, Japan, 1968)
This samurai slasher shows war's brutality and ghosts' revenge.

Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, USA, 1968)
The zombie classic that revolutionizd the horror genre.

Ganja & Hess (Bill Gunn, USA, 1973)
A bold, stylized look at vampirism's many forms.

Legend of the Mountain (King Hu, Taiwan/Hong Kong, 1979)
A sutra scribe is threatened by warring demons in the wilderness.

Cronos (Guillermo del Toro, Mexico, 1993)
Would you trust an ancient golden scarab promising eternal life?

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour, USA, 2014)
A skateboarding vampire prowls an Iranian ghost town.

Midsommar (Ari Aster, USA/Sweden, 2019)
A swedish summer getaway becomes unbearable.

What is Treasures from the Yale Film Archive?
Treasures from the Yale Film Archive is an ongoing series of classic and contemporary films in 35mm curated by the Yale Film Study Center.