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    Horror!: Films to Scare You to Death (Paperback) By (author) Kim Newman, By (author) James Marriott

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    DescriptionIn this book a team of seasoned, top horror experts, lead by uber-critic Kim Newman, carve their way through a century of fear with authority, humour and encyclopaedic knowledge. Packed with photographs of the most terrifying scenes in cinema history, this unique, definitive, comprehensive guide traces the story of horror, decade-by-decade, and provides a witty and informative critique of over 300 films from all over the world. Also included are entries covering writers whose work has had a profound effect on horror cinema, influential literary works, TV series that made an impact on the genre and other themes, figures and ideas. All the key horror themes, from comedy horror to slashers, are covered in feature spreads throughout.


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    Title
    Horror!
    Subtitle
    Films to Scare You to Death
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kim Newman, By (author) James Marriott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780973913
    ISBN 10: 1780973918
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PN
    DC22: 791.436164
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 221
    Abridged Dewey: 791
    BIC subject category V2: APFG
    BISAC V2.8: PER004020
    B&T Approval Code: C07602000
    BIC subject category V2: APFN
    DC23: 791.436164
    Thema V1.0: ATFG, ATFN
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    250 b/w photographs
    Publisher
    Carlton Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Carlton Books Ltd
    Publication date
    15 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kim Newman is a novelist, critic and journalist. His non-fiction books include Nightmare Movies, Ghastly Beyond Belief (with Neil Gaiman) and The BFI Companion to Horror. He has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award and the British Science Fiction Award. James Marriott completed an MA in Film Studies at Exeter University and has wrote Horror Films, which was selected by The Times as one of their film books of 2004. He also wrote a series of essays for Creation Books and articles for magazines and websites including cult periodical Headpress ('Essential reading' Fortean Times). He died in 2012.
    Review quote
    "An extremely engaging and intelligent guide to horror film... informative, opinionated and downright interesting to read." (London Review of Books)"
    Table of contents
    More than 300 movie reviews, broken down by decade, exploring horror's relationship to psychology and technology, as well as social and political developments through the years.; Boxed-out entries appear beside relevant film entries, covering writers whose work has had a profound effect on horror cinema, influential literary works, TV series that made an impact on the genre and other themes, figures and ideas. All the key horror themes, from comedy horror to slashers, are covered in feature spreads throughout.