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Mark Gatiss explores the origins of the horror genre in cinema by looking at the films he believes shaped the industry. When you’re not spooked, you’ll be fascinated. With only his membership in The League of Gentlemen, his Christmas ghost story Crooked House and role as a villain in Doctor Who to speak of, you would never guess Mark Gatiss was a fan of horror. Quite a big one, as it unsurprisingly transpires, and in this engaging three-part documentary, he examines the genre that made a huge impression on his imagination. More a personal essay than authoritative history, he freely admits he’s examining the films he believes turned cinema on its head, and his exploration begins by looking at the careers of two men – Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. One forever became known as Dracula, the other as Frankenstein, and while their performances defined Hollywood horror flicks for a generation, their careers veered off in wild and sometimes tragic tangents. Equally as important are those behind the camera, like James Whale, whose version of Frankenstein set the bar for horror, only for him to then raise that bar with Bride of Frankenstein. Incredibly, Mark finds actors who starred in flicks from these formative years of Hollywood, and their revelations are as absorbing as Mark’s dissection of the films themselves. In tonight’s episode, he examines the juggernaut that kept British cinemagoers terrified for years – the films of Hammer. When someone is clearly so enthusiastic for their subject, their joy filters through the TV, and Mark’s passion for spooky cinema does just that. This is a gem, and deserves to be unearthed by a wider audience, who don’t need to like horror to appreciate a good story.