Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008 by Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008

Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008

by Bruce G. Hallenbeck
     
 

Fun and fright have long been partners in the cinema, dating back to the silent film era and progressing to the Scary Movie franchise and other recent releases. This guide takes a comprehensive look at the comedy-horror movie genre, from the earliest stabs at melding horror and hilarity during the nascent days of silent film, to its full-fledged development with

Overview

Fun and fright have long been partners in the cinema, dating back to the silent film era and progressing to the Scary Movie franchise and other recent releases. This guide takes a comprehensive look at the comedy-horror movie genre, from the earliest stabs at melding horror and hilarity during the nascent days of silent film, to its full-fledged development with The Bat in 1926, to the Abbott and Costello films pitting the comedy duo against Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy and other Universal Studio monsters, continuing to such recent cult hits as Shaun of the Dead and Black Sheep. Selected short films such as Tim Burton's Frankenweenie are also covered. Photos and promotional posters, interviews with actors and a filmography are included.

Editorial Reviews

Rogue Cinema
commendable...comprehensive...a strong frame of reference...interesting information and insights...exceptional analysis...diversity of titles...any general fan of movies will benefit from this book, as will libraries and film research centers. It is most highly recommended
Little Shoppe of Horrors
a great fun filmbook and one of the best reads of 2009
www.bookgasm.com
Hallenbeck knows his stuff, so the history lesson is engaging one for film fans"
The Gouverneur Times
A historical and often humorous look at these great films...provides wonderful anecdotes...film buffs will want to add this book to their library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786433322
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/30/2009
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Bruce G. Hallenbeck is a film director and contributing writer for such publications as Little Shoppe of Horrors, Cinefantastique, Femme Fatales, and many others. His films include The Drowned, Vampyre, Fangs and London After Midnight. He works at the New York State Library in Albany.

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