The Dorothy Collective has released a set of star charts that map 135 classic horror films and actors, directors, and other notable events in the industry. The Horror Star Chart is based on the night sky over Berlin Zoological Gardens on 4th March, 1922 during the premier of F.W. Murnau’s silent vampire film ‘Nosferatu’.
The star chart features the films and television shows that are culturally significant to the genre and plays homage to the actors, directors, producers, graphic artists, authors and writers whose work has been pivotal to the enduring popularity of horror. The 135 titles featured include those chosen for preservation in the US National Film Registry due to their cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance and a few personal favourites including: early silent films (The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Nosferatu and The Phantom Of The Opera), Universal Monsters from the 30’s featuring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy), Hammer classics (Dracula and Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter), forerunners of the slasher sub genre in the 60’s (Peeping Tom and Psycho), supernatural thrillers of the 70’s (The Exorcist, The Omen, Carrie), video ‘nasties’ vilified by the media in the 80’s (Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Evil Dead) through to the recent Zombie revival (28 Days Later).
The star charts are available in red, and glow-in-the-dark edition.