Jonathan Penner, Paul Duncan, Steven Jay Schneider
Taschen, 2008 - Performing Arts - 191 pages
Horror is both the most perennially popular and geographically diverse of all film genres; arguably, every country that makes movies makes horror movies of one kind or another. Depicting deep-rooted, even archetypal fears, while at the same time exploiting socially and culturally specific anxieties, cinematic horror is at once timeless and utterly of its time and place. This exciting visual history, which includes unique images from the David Del Valle archive, examines the genre in thematic, historical, and aesthetic terms, breaking it down into the following fundamental categories: Slashers & Serial Killers; Cannibals, Freaks & Hillbillys; Revenge of Nature & Environmental Horror; Sci-fi Horror; The Living Dead; Ghosts & Haunted Houses; Possession, Demons & Evil Tricksters; Voodoo, Cults & Satanists; Vampires & Werewolves; and The Monstrous-Feminine. Among the many films featured are classics such as Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Alien, The Exorcist, Dracula, and The Wicker Man.
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Review: Horror CinemaUser Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
Really good but was a bit disappointed with the fact there's more pictures than words. Which is fine but the chapters were short as a result. Still a fine sample of the many subgenres of horror. Read full review
Review: Horror CinemaUser Review - Jenn Tested - Goodreads
Horror Cinema highlights all things horror related in films. There are lots of pictures and screen shots from horror films old and new. Horror Cinema is organized and categorized according to monster ... Read full review