Episodes

Transcripts of each Horrid episode are be found on the pages linked below. These transcripts include citations to the sources of the information presented in each episode. Transcripts also have videos or links to trailers and/or full films in the public domain. If you find an error, send a message to [email protected]. Please be sure to include a citation for any corrections or new information that you send in. Transcripts will be updated when necessary.

S1E2: Broken Dawn

The history of horror movies continues with this second episode of Horrid. In this companion piece to episode one, Doc Manson further explores the works of Georges Méliès, the creator of the first horror film, The House of the Devil (Le Manoir du Diable). Synopses are provided for The Haunted Castle (Le Château Hanté) and A Terrible Night (Une Nuit Terrible). Doc dives deep into these films, correcting common misconceptions and misattributions found online. Also explored is evidence from Pauline Méliès, Georges Méliès’ great-great-granddaughter, which suggests that A Terrible Night might not actually be the film it is claimed to be.

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S1E1: Dawn of Horror

The first episode of Horrid is dedicated to the very beginnings of horror in film. Doc Manson discusses the very origins of the film medium in the context of the first filmmaker to direct a horror movie, Georges Méliès. A brief biography of Melies is presented, as is a summary of the first horror movie, The House of the Devil (Le Manoir du Diable), from 1896.

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S1E0: Something Horrid Is Coming

Every society since the dawn of civilization has had their tales of horror. Stories about monsters and mad gods, usually directed against those individuals that behave against societal norms. Parables and cautionary tales have always been a part of recorded history. Today’s society isn’t so different, we’ve just changed the ways that we tell our stories. From oral tradition to written verse, and now to motion and dialogue captured on film.

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