This is a rare treat for horror fans and movie fans alike. Two of the most celebrated film critics in cinema history have collaborated to not only take you back to the earliest days of horror films, but have managed to make it a fascinating journey. Price and Turner uncover many of the lesser-known Horror films of old and theorize their importance and impact on all aspects of films today.
Price and Turner provide another addition to the Forgotten Horrors series with this look at the not-so-forgotten horror film classics of the 1930s-1950s. Karloff’s treasures such as The Old Dark House, The Mask of Fu Manchu, The Black Cat, The Black Room and The Walking Dead are included. Bela Lugosi’s entertaining films such as Mark of the Vampire, Human Monster, The Boogie Man Will Get You, and Black Friday are exhumed for readers' examination. Lionel Atwill, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney, Frederic March, John Barrymore also have films included in this companion to the Forgotten Horrors series. The authors also cover some less well-known films, which, although more obscure are not forgotten. Films such as The Ancient Mariner, The Charlatan, Cross Country Cruise, Show Them No Mercy and The Spider’s Web are a few examples. Horror film lovers will not want to miss this worthy addition to the world of Forgotten Horrors.