Horror master Val Lewton the prince of darkness ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Harvard Film Archive Val Lewton taught how to make a horror movie back in the 1940s. Pictured: Boris Karloff and Helene Themig in "Isle of the Dead." Harvard Film Archive Lewton's films are playing at the Harvard Film Archive. Pictured: A scene from Lewton's "Zombie." Harvard Film Archive James Bell and Jean Brooks in "The Leopard Man."