Packed with photographs of the most terrifying scenes in cinema history, this unique, definitive, comprehensive guide traces the story of horror over the past century, decade-by-decade, and provides a witty and informative critique of more than 250 films, plus the TV series and literature that informed them. With feature spreads on related themes appearing throughout—from vampires, ghosts, and comedy horror, to the occult, giallo, cannibalism, and serial killers—this book offers a superb introduction for beginners as well as something new for the die-hard horror fan. Each section has a detailed introduction looking at the development of the genre, followed by an A-Z review listing of key films, with feature spreads on dominant themes.
About the Author
James Marriott is also the author of Horror Films, and a regular contributor to many magazines and websites, including cult periodical Headpress. Leading film critic, award-winning novelist, and frequent TV and radio broadcaster, Kim Newman is also the author of numerous non-fiction studies of horror, including Horror: 100 Best Books, which won the Bram Stoker Award for best non-fiction.