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Paperback, 255 pages
Published 1988 by Bloomsbury (first published 1984)
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Shawn
Quite simply - One of THE best books ever written on horror movies (along with Phil Hardy's The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: Horror) - Newman's approach, finding thematic nodes around which to cluster films, and opening them up to interpretive readings - quite simply revitalized my life-long love of horror films that had been flagging by the end of the 80s (well, Newman's book and the critical writings of Tim Lucas in the column and then magazine Video Watchdog - the early days of which are avail ...more
Amy
According to the author, "Night of the Living Dead" is the best horror film ever, all Italian horror is a rip-off of successful American productions, "Alien" is worse than an Ed Wood film, and Steven Spielberg is the Antichrist. As a matter of fact, all movie released after about 1983 are horrible.



This book was a quick read and gives some interesting info on films you probably already know about. I did find a few that I want to move to the top of my Netflix queue, but if you're looking for a cre
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David
Flipping comprehensive (and opinionated) catalogue of broadly-defined "genre" films, arranged quite helpfully into themes rather than chronologically. Most recent edition includes a second volume bringing the reader up to speed with films released since the mid 1980s. Rather lovely write ups of a few "auteurs" which have piqued my interest in Larry Cohen and Dario Argento. Now I have to find the time to watch these films!
Alejandro
A fantastic survey on horror films stretching from the early 60s (Night of the Living Dead) to the late 80s (Fright Night) from the genius behind the Anno Dracula series. Joe Bob says check it out.
Brandon Bragg
Great survey of horror and related movies from 1968 through 2010, with a lot of entertaining analysis and humor mixed in.
Nick
Very thorough examination of the horror genre that's refreshingly not a review book.
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Note: This author also writes under the pseudonym of Jack Yeovil.
An expert on horror and sci-fi cinema (his books of film criticism include Nightmare Movies and Millennium Movies), Kim Newman's novels draw promiscuously on the tropes of horror, sci-fi and fantasy. He is complexly and irreverently referential; the Dracula sequence--Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron and Dracula,Cha Cha Cha--not onl
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Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula, #1) Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles The Bloody Red Baron (Anno Dracula, #2) Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959 (Anno Dracula, #3) Johnny Alucard (Anno Dracula, #4)

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