Saturday, August 4, 2018

88 Days to Halloween- 1931 M

Over the next 100 days, I will present one movie of significances in horror, suspense or thrillers for each year from 1919 to 2018. The next film presented here is the 1931 German Horror Thriller M  starring Peter Lorre and directed by Fritz Lang.

M (1931)
Dir- Fritz Lang

Set in a dark industrial world, M is the tale of a frightened city held hostage by a serial killer who is targeting children. The search is so intensive that the local crime organization joins in because the killer's reign of fear is bad for their business. Once identified with the eponymous M, the killer finds himself at the mercy of an angry mob out for revenge. M was an intense film for its time with a subject matter that was a warning to families about watching out for their children. The film also tackled the important topic of the crime and what sort of justice can be had if it's at the hands of an angry mob. A powerful German Crime/Drama that has great Horror elements and will remain a classic of all three genres. Peter Lorre's first film and one of Director Fritz Lang's greatest movies.

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