Studies in Terror: Landmarks of Horror Cinema

Studies in Terror: Landmarks of Horror Cinema


By (author) Jonathan Rigby

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  • Publisher: Signum Books (Imprint of Flashpoint Media Ltd)
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 242mm x 30mm | 1,089g
  • Publication date: 14 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0956653448
  • ISBN 13: 9780956653444
  • Illustrations note: 250 colour and black-and-white
  • Sales rank: 469,972

Product description

Acclaimed critic and broadcaster Jonathan Rigby brings his trademark wit and insight to bear on 130 of the key moments in screen horror. His scope is wide, ranging from silent masterworks like "Nosferatu" and "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari" to such 21st century milestones as "The Descent" and "Let the Right One In." In between, he scrutinises the achievements of Universal in the 1930s and Hammer in the 1960s. Lavishly illustrated, the result is a beautifully presented history of international horror cinema that's as entertaining as it is informative.

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Author information

Jonathan Rigby is an actor, critic and film historian. He is the author of "American Gothic" and "English Gothic," two of the most highly regarded books on horror films published in the last 20 years. Jonathan's other books include "Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History" and "Roxy Music: Both Ends Burning."

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"Rare is the genre-wide, international horror study that is this uniformly enthusiastic and persuasive... Books such as this were made for the ages." - "Movie Morlocks" "Rigby's writing is focused and elegant, his viewpoints presented with clarity and complemented by a well-balanced, cannily illustrated layout... In terms of sheer taste and quality, it's the most important book-length horror film study to emerge in English this past year." - "Video Watchdog"