- 298 Pages
- Lightly Illustrated in Full Color and B&W Photos
- Released: 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: Virgin Books
Description by OLDIES.com:
An exhaustive, authoritative study that charts the history of horror through an account of 20 key films from the genre. Covering everything from the silent expressionism of Nosferatu to the extreme bad taste of Cannibal Holocaust to the psychological profile of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, this book presents accurate production histories and sharp critical analyses of essential cult classics. Includes full cast and crew biographies and close looks at masters of the genre.
From the slasher icons of Jason, Freddy and Leatherface to the slick horror of Alien, Scream, and Ring, to the cult classics of Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy, this book analyzes the definitive works (and the most influential directors) of the genre over the last 50 years.