The A-Z of Horror Films

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Performing Arts - 302 pages
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The complete inside guide to the horror movie, from its beginnings in the early years of cinema to the to shock and spatter movies of today. It's all here. Universal, RKO, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Hammer, Roger Corman, George Romero, Dario Argento, Wes Craven and beyond. And there's more. Howard Maxford has assembled a treasure trove of detailed and previously unpublished information on horror film-makers from Britain, America, Spain, Germany, Japan, South America, South-East Asia - every part of the world where the genre has flourished. The A-Z includes entries on actors, directors, screenwriters and studios, plus information on the great movie monsters and the novels and stories that have shaped the genre. There are entries on all the classic films, as well as countless trashy titles no one in their right mind would dream of renting from the video store. Twenty-five featured colour spreads are interspersed through the text, providing further information on key topics from Amicus to Zombies.

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User Review  - Moomin_Mama - LibraryThing

Only goes up to the mid-'90s and doesn't cover exploitation films such as 'Last House on the Left', but that aside it's a thorough reference, with a brief review, star rating and credits for each film, biographies, and all the main production companies. Packed with pictures. Read full review

The A-Z of horror films

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Academic publishers are under duress, it seems. Where Indiana University Press once promoted rarefied monographs concerning film theory and European auteurs, they are now targeting a mainstream ... Read full review

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Maxford is a journalist.

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