This Is Horror 33 years old

Shocking secrets revealed by the master of the macabre!

This horror documentary is not the same as the 1986 TV special Stephen King's World of Horror nor the 1988 VHS release of the same name, which runs 45 minutes, was distributed by Front Row Entertainment and is about King himself. Instead, This Is Horror (copyright 1989) was a TV special which ran in four 60 minute increments. This new special used some framing footage from the original 'World of Horror' but is primarily newer interviews and behind-the-scenes footage about what was hot in horror in the late 80s. Here in the U.S., a condensed 90-minute version made its way onto video courtesy of Goodtimes in 1990. Elsewhere, the entire special was released as 2 different tapes running 90 minutes apiece. In the UK these were titled This is Horror: A Video Encyclopedia of Horror (Volumes 1 and 2) and in Germany they were called Best of Stephen King's World of Horror (Parts 1 & 2).

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This Is Horror Cast

Name Character
Stephen King He was 41, now 75 years old as Himself
Ethan Coen He was 31, now 65 years old as Himself
Frank Darabont He was 29, now 63 years old as Himself
Fred Olen Ray He was 34, now 68 years old as Himself
Sam Raimi He was 29, now 62 years old as Himself
Clive Barker He was 36, now 69 years old as Himself
Wes Craven He was 49, 76 years old when he died as Himself
Linnea Quigley She was 30, now 64 years old as Herself
Joel Coen He was 34, now 67 years old as Himself
John Landis He was 38, now 72 years old as Himself
Robert Bloch He was 71, 77 years old when he died as Himself
John Carpenter He was 40, now 74 years old as Himself
Lloyd Kaufman He was 43, now 76 years old as Himself
Brian Yuzna He was 39, now 73 years old as Himself
Kane Hodder He was 33, now 67 years old as Himself
Dario Argento He was 48, now 82 years old as Himself
William Butler He was 21, 50 years old when he died as Himself
Bob Keen He was 29, now 62 years old as Himself
Jeff Burr He was 26, now 59 years old as Himself
Henry Strozier as Narrator (voice)
Charles Band He was 37, now 70 years old as Himself
Kate Hodge She was 22, now 56 years old as Herself
Bill Johnson as Himself
Steve Johnson He was 0, now 32 years old as Himself

This Is Horror Crew

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Shocking secrets revealed by the master of the macabre!

  • Release day: Sunday, January 01, 1989
  • Runtime: 95 minutes