English gothic: a century of horror cinema

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Reynolds & Hearn, 2004 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
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English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema is the definitive account of the most extraordinary and surprising strand in British cinema: gothic horror. Starting from the literary background, Jonathan Rigby traces the horror film's emergence in the cinema's early years, its development in the thirties and forties, and the flowering of English Gothic in the fifties, sixties and seventies. A final section carries the story right up to the present day. Rigby also celebrates the stars of the of the genre: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Barbara Shelley, Ingrid Pitt, Donald Pleasance and David Prowse. For this hardback edition, another 8 pages of rare colour stills have been added, the filmography has been revised and updated, and several significant new British horror releases have been included for the first time.

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User Review  - Jason Coffman - Goodreads

An exhaustive, breathless and highly entertaining run through the complete history of British horror cinema. Rigby covers somewhere in the area of 500 films and sets aside a little over 100 as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

A loving and sardonic history of British horror movies. Not my strongest genre, to be sure, but this one pointed my towards some movies to put in my queue, and not just the lesbian vampire movies. Read full review


A Authors Note and Acknowledgments
Part Five Market Saturation 197o1975
Appendix Gothic on Television

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About the author (2004)

Jonathan Rigby is a regular contributor to Shivers and Star Wars magazines. He is the author of Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History.

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