Italian Horror Films of the 1960s: A Critical Catalog of 62 Chillers

Italian Horror Films of the 1960s: A Critical Catalog of 62 Chillers

by Lawrence McCallum
     
 

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In true fan style, this compendium of 60's Italian horror films includes all films "regardless of quality", as McCallum states in the introduction. Each entry, listed under the English title, includes the following information: Italian title, studio, running time, year of release, work the film is based on (if it exists), and cast and credits. For each entry this is… See more details below

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In true fan style, this compendium of 60's Italian horror films includes all films "regardless of quality", as McCallum states in the introduction. Each entry, listed under the English title, includes the following information: Italian title, studio, running time, year of release, work the film is based on (if it exists), and cast and credits. For each entry this is also a fairly lengthy essay by McCallum in which he gives a plot synopsis, a review, and some behind-the-scenes information. Horror fans, film historians, and anyone looking for something odd to rent will find this book useful. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
intriguing...terrifically, well-thought out analysis...critical comments are very enjoyable...a good addition to your library
ARBA
encompasses the entire spectrum of Italian horror productions of the 1960s
Brutarian Quarterly
entertaining, scholarly
Booknews
Italian filmmakers eschewed the genre of horror until the 1956 film I Vampiri (The Vampires); then the 1960s saw an explosion of their popularity. Entries on 62 films include Italian title, studio, running time, year of release, work the film is based on, cast, and credits, followed by a critical essay including a plot synopsis and behind-the- scenes information. Film stills and advertisements are included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Monsters from the Vault
enjoyable survey...Italian horror films were notable for casting some of Europe's most beautiful and sensuous women...McCallum really won my heart
Interzone
detailed credits and critiques...thorough study

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786419685
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/22/2004
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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