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English Gothic

English Gothic Author Jonathan Rigby
ISBN-10 0957648162
Release 2015-05-29
Pages 384
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English Gothic was the first book to trace horror cinema from the 1890s right through to the end of the 20th century. Now it comes complete with an assessment of the remarkable renaissance enjoyed by British horror in the 21st century. This deluxe new hardback edition features a comprehensive section on television horror, a foreword by genre star Barbara Shelley and a wealth of new illustrations.

English Gothic

English Gothic Author Jonathan Rigby
ISBN-10 1905287364
Release 2006
Pages 320
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“This useful overview of British horror films condenses 100 years of celluloid fright into 100 key works and 180 photos…This book will likely prove popular with a wide readership…British film historian Rigby’s fine prose is lively and assured. His evaluative comments are worthwhile, and his recounting of historical developments is both accessible and informative. Fans will appreciate his attention to detail, while casual readers will benefit from his skilled survey.” — Library Journal

British Horror Cinema

British Horror Cinema Author Steve Chibnall
ISBN-10 9781134582570
Release 2001-11-15
Pages 256
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British Horror Cinema investigates a wealth of horror filmmaking in Britain, from early chillers like The Ghoul and Dark Eyes of London to acknowledged classics such as Peeping Tom and The Wicker Man. Contributors explore the contexts in which British horror films have been censored and classified, judged by their critics and consumed by their fans. Uncovering neglected modern classics like Deathline, and addressing issues such as the representation of family and women, they consider the Britishness of British horror and examine sub-genres such as the psycho-thriller and witchcraftmovies, the work of the Amicus studio, and key filmmakers including Peter Walker. Chapters include: the 'Psycho Thriller' the British censors and horror cinema femininity and horror film fandom witchcraft and the occult in British horror Horrific films and 1930s British Cinema Peter Walker and Gothic revisionism. Also featuring a comprehensive filmography and interviews with key directors Clive Barker and Doug Bradley, this is one resource film studies students should not be without.

American Gothic

American Gothic Author Jonathan Rigby
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124053005
Release 2007
Pages 344
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Documents the American horror film industry from its beginnings to the mid-1950s, including European influences in creating horror films during its early years to the fusion of science fiction and horror during the 1950s.

Euro Gothic Classics of Continental Horror Cinema

Euro Gothic  Classics of Continental Horror Cinema Author Jonathan Rigby
ISBN-10 0957648154
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 344
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A DETAILED STUDY OF THE CLASSICS OF CONTINENTAL HORROR CINEMA! From the Expressionist reveries of the Weimar Republic to the transgressive nightmares smuggled past the Franco regime, via surrealist Gallic fever-dreams and psychedelic shockers from Cinecitt�, Jonathan Rigby brings his incisive scrutiny to bear on more than 100 key films, starting in the aftermath of World War I and winding up with the video revolution of the early 1980s.

Studies in Terror

Studies in Terror Author Jonathan Rigby
ISBN-10 0956653448
Release 2011
Pages 304
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A wide-ranging survey of horror cinema from silent films to 21st century classics.

Screams of Reason

Screams of Reason Author David J. Skal
ISBN-10 039304582X
Release 1998
Pages 368
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Traces the history of the mad scientist character in novels, films, and popular culture, and describes how this figure reflects anxieties about scientific and technological change

American Gothic

American Gothic Author Jonathan Rigby
ISBN-10 0995519137
Release 2017-10
Pages 400
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In the long-awaited American Gothic Jonathan Rigby tells the story of the Hollywood horror lm from its 19th century beginnings through to the arrival of Vincent Price as a horror star in films like House of Wax and The Fly. This 60-year period encompasses the shadowy nightmares of the silent era, the breakthrough hits produced by Universal, Warner Bros and M-G-M in the early days of talkies, the thoughtful RKO chillers of the 1940s, and the post-war boom in lurid science- fiction shockers. Out of print for more than ten years, American Gothic has been extensively revised and expanded, and is now available in hardback for the first time.

Hollywood Gothic

Hollywood Gothic Author David J. Skal
ISBN-10 9781429998451
Release 2004-10-18
Pages 384
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The primal image of the black-caped vampire Dracula has become an indelible fixture of the modern imagination. It's recognition factor rivals, in its own perverse way, the familiarity of Santa Claus. Most of us can recite without prompting the salient characteristics of the vampire: sleeping by day in its coffin, rising at dusk to feed on the blood of the living; the ability to shapeshift into a bat, wolf, or mist; a mortal vulnerability to a wooden stake through the heart or a shaft of sunlight. In this critically acclaimed excursion through the life of a cultural icon, David Skal maps out the archetypal vampire's relentless trajectory from Victorian literary oddity to movie idol to cultural commidity, digging through the populist veneer to reveal what the prince of darkness says about us all.

The British Horror Film

The British Horror Film Author Ian Fryer
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 240
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2017 is the 60th anniversary of the release of Hammer’s first Gothic horror film and the birth of the British horror genre: The Curse of FrankensteinA complete guide to a perennially and hugely popular British movie genreAn ideal read for anyone from the interested newcomer to the experienced film buffFeatures popular British stars such as Boris Karloff, Sir Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Simon Pegg When Hammer broke box office records in 1957 with The Curse of Frankenstein, the company not only resurrected the Gothic horror film, but created a particularly British-flavoured form of horror that swept the world. The British Horror Film from the Silent to the Multiplex is your guide to the films, actors and filmmakers who have thrilled and terrified generations of movie fans. In one book, you will find the literary and cinematic roots of the genre to the British films made by film legends such as Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff to Hammer’s triumphs starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and the post-Hammer horrors such as Peter Walker’s Frightmare and huge British-made successes, including Alien and the zombie craze of the 21st century. The history, films, stars, directors and studios, all in one fascinating, fun and fact-filled volume. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned gorehound, you will find everything you ever wanted to know about the British horror movie, but were too bone-chillingly afraid to ask.

Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead Author Jamie Russell
ISBN-10 178116925X
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 376
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Shares the history of zombies in cinema, offers historical context to an exhaustive zombie filmography, and discusses how the images of zombies have changed throughout their history.

Beyond Hammer

Beyond Hammer Author James Rose
ISBN-10 1903663970
Release 2009
Pages 174
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Though they are often critically neglected, British horror films make up a significant and steadily growing body of genre works within a nationally grounded cinema. Deeply rooted within the Gothic tradition, these post-Hammer Studio films place their antagonistic threats within contemporary Britain, allowing werewolves to roam the Moors and isolated islanders to practice Pagan sacrifice, hiding a family of cannibals behind the white tiled walls of the Underground, or unleashing a virulent plague that causes zombies to stumble through middle class suburbia. The juxtaposition between these unreal elements and the vivid Britishness of characters and locations has led to a collaborative body of work that examines the modern fears of contemporary Britain. Accessible to the students, tutors, and the general reader, Beyond Hammer provides new critical readings of classic, contemporary, and lesser known films of the post-Hammer British horror canon. Chronologically ordered, these chapters feature new and engaging readings of The Wicker Man, Death Line, An American Werewolf in London, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Hellraiser, 28 Days Later, The Last Horror Movie, Shaun of the Dead, and The Descent.


Gothic Author James Bell
ISBN-10 1844576825
Release 2013
Pages 160
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"Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film' explores the shadowy world of Gothic cinema and television - a haunted place stalked by vampires and werewolves, ghosts and tormented monsters, mad scientists and the living dead, brooding Princes of Darkness and imperilled heroines... Through a range of lavishly illustrated new essays, written by some of the world's foremost authorities in the field, 'Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film' reveals how the archetypes of Gothic horror and romance have endured, reflecting our deepest fears back at us. It charts the story of how the Gothic found its dark heart in Britain, and came to life on film across the world, from its origins in the silent era, through the Universal horrors of the 1930s, the rise of Hammer in the 1950s, and many other twilight stops on its path to the present.

The Horror Film Quiz Book

The Horror Film Quiz Book Author Chris Cowlin
ISBN-10 9781907792151
Release 2011-06-24
Pages 153
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The fact that horror remains one of the most popular genres in the history of film and has produced so many classic titles, proves that we all thrive on suspense and audiences everywhere just love to feel the fear factor. Who among us can ever forget such all time favourites as Halloween, Psycho and Jaws? And no matter how many times we may have watched these cult films, they still manage to keep us on the edge of our seats. The Horror Film Quiz Book is a definitive guide to things that go bump in the night and the 1,000 questions contained inside the cover will test your memory of the writers, characters, human and inhuman monsters that inhabit the world of horror. With sections on all the best-loved spine tingling films from yesteryear through to the current day, this book is a must have for all fans of the genre but be prepared for one or two surprises as, in the world of horror, things are not always as they seem.

Hollywood Horror

Hollywood Horror Author Mark A. Vieira
ISBN-10 0810945355
Release 2003-11-01
Pages 264
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Celebrating one of the most popular cinematic genres, "Hollywood Horror" is an entertaining pictorial history of the classic American horror film from the silent era to the early 1970s, populated with vampires, monsters, mummies, zombies, and psychopaths.

The Art of Horror

The Art of Horror Author Stephen Jones
ISBN-10 1495009130
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 256
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(Applause Books). Amazingly, there has never been a book quite like The Art of Horror a celebration of frightful images, compiled and presented by some of the genre's most respected names. While acknowledging the beginnings of horror-related art in legends and folk tales, the focus of the book is on how the genre has presented itself to the world since the creations of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley first became part of the public consciousness in the 19th century. It's all here: from early engravings via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books, and paintings to today's artists working entirely in the digital realm. Editor Stephen Jones and his stellar team of contributors have sourced visuals from archives and private collections (including their own) worldwide, ensuring an unprecedented selection that is accessible to those discovering the genre, while also including many images that will be rare and unfamiliar to even the most committed fan. From the shockingly lurid to the hauntingly beautiful including images of vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, demons, serial killers, alien invaders, and more every aspect of the genre is represented in ten themed chapters. Quotes from artists/illustrators, and a selection from writers and filmmakers, are featured throughout.

Nightmare Movies

Nightmare Movies Author Kim Newman
ISBN-10 9781408817506
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 640
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Now over twenty years old, the original edition of Nightmare Movies has retained its place as a true classic of cult film criticism. In this new edition, Kim Newman brings his seminal work completely up-to-date, both reassessing his earlier evaluations and adding a second part that assess the last two decades of horror films with all the wit, intelligence and insight for which he is known. Since the publication of the first edition, horror has been on a gradual upswing, and taken a new and stronger hold over the film industry. Newman negotiates his way through a vast back-catalogue of horror, charting the on-screen progress of our collective fears and bogeymen from the low budget slasher movies of the 60s, through to the slick releases of the 2000s, in a critical appraisal that doubles up as a genealogical study of contemporary horror and its forebears. Newman invokes the figures that fuel the ongoing demand for horror - the serial killer; the vampire; the werewolf; the zombie - and draws on his remarkable knowledge of the genre to give us a comprehensive overview of the modern myths that have shaped the imagination of multiple generations of cinema-goers. Nightmare Movies is an invaluable companion that not only provides a newly updated history of the darker side of film but a truly entertaining guide with which to discover the less well-trodden paths of horror, and re-discover the classics with a newly instructed eye.