18 Horror Movies That Did It First

From the first ever werewolf in a film to the first time the censor boards finally allowed American audiences to see a flushing toilet (because we deserve it!), here are some of history's great horror movie firsts.

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - The first moving picture of the horror genre is said to be The Execution of Mary Stuart (1895).
It’s only 18 secoSource: The History of Horror

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First- The first horror narrative was a short film called Le Manoir du Diable  (The House of the Devil) from 1896 by GeorSource: Mental Floss

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - The first werewolf movie was a silent short in 1913 called The Werewolf, and starred a woman as the creature.
ThaSource: Pasatiempo

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari of 1920 is considered to be the “first true horror”and it incorporated one of the firsSource: The Independent

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - The first zombie movie was the 1932 White Zombie, featuring a woman being turned into a zombie by a “voodoo masteSource: Syfy

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First- The first time Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein hit the big screen was not the 1931 James Whale version, but a short fiSource: Lit Hub

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - Fredric March was the first actor to win an Oscar for a horror movie with his performance in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HSource: L.A. Times

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First- The first time Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein hit the big screen was not the 1931 James Whale version, but a short fiSources: Filmsite.org, Den of Geek

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - The first significant jump scare as we know it today happened in Cat People (1942).
This specific moment is also Source: /film

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - The first creepy doll in a horror movie was in the 1945 anthology Dead of Night.
Martin Scorsese has said that itSource: Bloody Disgusting

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - Hitchcock was the first to attempt the so-called “one-shot” feature film with Rope in 1948.
It wasn’t a true one-Source: The Wrap

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - Psycho is the first American film to feature a flushing toilet.
It’s also considered the first film to kill off iSources: Mental Floss, Syfy

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - The first slasher horror movie was the 1971 A Bay of Blood.
The Italian movie, along with 1974’s movies The TexasSource: Gizmodo

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - The first horror feature film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards was The Exorcist in 1974.
Source: L.A. Times

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - The first ever found footage film is considered to be Cannibal Holocaust, an Italian exploitation film from 1980.Source: Syfy

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18 Horror Movies That Did It First - The first horror movie to use body motion capture suits was an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Lawnmower Man (19Source: Popcorn Horror

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