Horror Films - Virgin Film

Horror Films - Virgin Film

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by James Marriott
     
 

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"Let this book lead you down some deliciously dark paths." SFX



From the slick horror of Alien, Scream and The Ring to the cult classics Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy to the slasher icons Jason, Freddy and Leatherface, horror just won't stay dead. The genre has earned its place

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"Let this book lead you down some deliciously dark paths." SFX



From the slick horror of Alien, Scream and The Ring to the cult classics Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy to the slasher icons Jason, Freddy and Leatherface, horror just won't stay dead. The genre has earned its place in the moviegoing psyche, with many of the films spawning numerous copycats. But what are the twenty most influential horror films of all time? And what made them so?


James Marriott gives an incisive account of the definitive works (and the most influential directors) of the genre over the last fifty years - from silent expressionist classics to Hollywood scream queens. The book reveals the inspiration behind each film and examines the choice of director, cast, soundtrack, and marketing. Marriott analyzes the critical reception of each film, which was often negative, and examines the subsequent impact on the industry and the public worldwide.


Finally the book explores the eerie tales that often surrounded the production and release of these iconic horror films.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448132102
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Publication date:
03/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
1 MB

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