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    Horror!: 301 Films to See Before a Zombie Sucks Out Your Eyeballs! (Paperback) By (author) Kim Newman, By (author) James Marriott

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    DescriptionHorror is one of the most popular and influential genres in cinema, a perennial favorite that just won't stay dead. It is traditionally the province of adventurous, low-budget filmmakers, and the irreverence this encourages is part of its appeal, with taboo-busting swipes at everything from organized religion to the sanctity of family. It's no wonder, then, that it has had a rough ride from the establishment. But the genre's inventiveness and imaginative flair mean that the films listed in this volume will continue to shock and delight viewers for decades to come. A genre as enduring and wide-ranging as horror is full of neglected gems, and the increased availability of genre material from countries as far afield as Japan and Brazil has meant that experimenting with unseen films has become something of a minefield. That's where this book comes in: here a team of seasoned, top horror experts lead the way through a century of fear with authority, humor and encyclopedic 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, plus many TV series and literature that informed them, offering a superb introduction for beginners as well as something new for the die-hard horror fan.

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    301 Films to See Before a Zombie Sucks Out Your Eyeballs!
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kim Newman, By (author) James Marriott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 812 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847325204
    ISBN 10: 1847325203

    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
    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, C07592000
    BIC subject category V2: APFN
    Illustrations note
    250 colour/bw photographs
    Carlton Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Carlton Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 October 2010
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    Author Information
    James Marriott has written about horror films in a full-length study for Virgin Books, Horror Films, which was selected by leading UK broadsheet The Times as one of their film books of 2004, a series of essays for Creation Books and articles for magazines and websites including cult periodical Headpress ('Essential reading' - Fortean Times). Kim Newman is a novelist, critic and broadcaster. His fiction includes The Night Mayor, Anno Dracula, Life's Lottery, Back in the USSA (with Eugene Byrne) and The Man From the Diogenes Club under his own name and The Vampire Genevieve and Orgy of the Blood Parasites as Jack Yeovil. His non-fiction books include Nightmare Movies, Ghastly Beyond Belief (with Neil Gaiman), Horror. 100 Best Books (with Stephen Jones), The BFI Companion to Horror, Millennium Movies and BFI Classics studies of Cat People and Doctor Who.