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The Horror Show Guide: The Ultimate Frightfest of Movies
     

The Horror Show Guide: The Ultimate Frightfest of Movies

by Mike Mayo
 

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From atomic bombs to zealous zombies, this cinefile’s guidebook reviews 1,000 of the wickedest, weirdest, and wackiest scary movies from every age of horror. With reviews on many overlooked, underappreciated gems such as Alice Sweet Alice, Daughters of Darkness, and Zombie, as well as the numerous Stephen King adaptations and modern updates such as Night of

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From atomic bombs to zealous zombies, this cinefile’s guidebook reviews 1,000 of the wickedest, weirdest, and wackiest scary movies from every age of horror. With reviews on many overlooked, underappreciated gems such as Alice Sweet Alice, Daughters of Darkness, and Zombie, as well as the numerous Stephen King adaptations and modern updates such as Night of the Living Dead 3D and The Wolfman, new devotees as well as the discriminating darkcinema enthusiast will love this big, beautiful, endall, beall guide to an always popular film genre. Established directors, including Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Tim Burton, David Cronenberg, and Guillermo del Toro are given their due, as are the new generation, represented by Larry Fessenden, James Wan, Alexandre Aja, and others. In addition to the hundreds of horror film reviews, this guide includes fascinating and fun top10 lists and sidebars that are designed to lead fans to similar titles they might not have known about.

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"A must-have for horror film junkies."— Entertainment Weekly

"One of the 20 best horror guides of all time."— HorrorHound magazine

"The Horror Show Guide is just what the doctor ordered offering 100's of films for readers to browse over to find the perfect range of titles for an evening of terror. Mike Mayo has a great writing style that makes the entries fun to read and suitable for hardcore fans."— Horrornews.net

"If it’s a scary movie, it’s likely to be listed in this book, making it a reference guide that movie buffs simply should NOT be without."— Maumelle Monitor

"Give the book as a gift to a horror fan or keep it for yourself. Mayo’s exhaustive research and knowledge shines through as does his sense of entertainment and love of the genre. Enjoy!"— ValerieTalksBooks.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578594207
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
940,199
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author


Mike Mayois a former host of the nationally syndicated radio programs "Max and Mike on the Movies" and "Movie Show on Radio." He has written for the "Roanoke Times" and the "Washington Post" and is the author of "VideoHound's DVD Guide"," ""VideoHound's Video Premieres," and "VideoHounds War Movies." He is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Chatham, New Jersey.

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