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1920[edit]

Year of the Devil.

Link to the "Bibliography of Fantastic Film"[edit]

Dear users/participants of Wikipedia

I have recently added links at the Wikipedia horror film, science fiction film and fantasy film pages which refer to the "Bibliography of Fantastic Film", an international bibliography of the secondary literature on fantastic film focusing on horror, science fiction, fantasy and experimental film. The administrator User_talk:Ckatz has deleted these links several times arguing that Wikipedia is not a compilation of links, that a link to the "Bibliography of Fantastic film is advertisement/spam and violates the rules of Wikipedia, and that I am not allowed to promote a site which I'm involved in as an author. A strange argumentation: not the quality of a linked site matters, but the author/contributor. Finally Ckatz commended me to find another editor to set a link to my bibliography. That suits me fine because I think (as I told the administrator previously) that it should be the decision of the Wikipedia users and not of a single person wether a link to a free scholary bibliography on the topic of the related Wikipedia article is relevant or not. So, following the suggestion of Ckatz, I request You, the users of Wikipedia interested in fantastic film, to check out the "Bibliography of Fantastic Film" and decide by yourself wether it is relevant for a Wikipedia link or not. If yes, please feel free to ad a link to my Bibliography by your own. If You want to send me a message You can use the discussion page of my Wiki username User_talk:Athenaion or email directly to Holger.Schnell@gmx.net.

I have copied this text to the discussion site of the horror, science fiction and fantasy articles of the English Wikipedia. You can also find it at my own Athenaion discussion site. Thanks for Your attention.

Influences subheading[edit]

This section is not very clearly written. It would be helpful if this section was cleaned up, because as it stands it makes little sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.58.87.110 (talk) 23:32, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Cabaret (movie)[edit]

Does the movie Cabaret count as a horror film? Even if the 'horror' does not involve such unearthly creatures as demons, werewolves, ghosts, zombies, vampires, etc., the horror is clearly Nazis, flesh-and-blood creatures who can give any unearthly creature some strong competition. Nazis, I must regret, are not mythical creatures.

Some of the elements of a horror flick include:

Freakish characters -- just think of the emcee. He has to be creepy to make this film work.

Bad things happening to good people. In fact, bad things seem to happen only to good people. The only likable characters are the Jews -- and although it could not be known to Germans in 1930 or so, the portents of what would happen to them were shown. Just think of the scene in which the emcee appears with a chimp as a "girlfriend".

Dark humor -- really-dark humor.

Even what seems superficially wholesome (the "Tomorrow Belongs to Me") has horrible overtones.

I find it the perfect Halloween flick.

So what if it is good in other categories? Pbrower2a (talk) 20:44, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Large parts of article poorly written[edit]

Large sections of this article need desperate re-writes and citations. Just thought I should bring this obersvation to the table because no one else seems to have. Alialiac (talk) 19:16, 14 August 2014 (UTC)