'Always make the audience suffer as much as possible' - Alfred Hitchcock
The step-by-step companion to horror films.
Whether the spine-chilling eeriness of Ring or big-budget remakes of 70s American shockers are more to your taste, horror just won't stay dead. So why is it so popular? What's really going on when we pay to scared out of our wits?
Thsi incisive and authoritative study charts the history of horror through an exhaustive account of twenty key films of the genre. Covering everyting from the silent expressionism of Nosferatu and the Universal horrors of Bride of Frankenstein to the jaw-dropping extreme Cannibal Holocaust and the modern psychos of Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer, Horror Films mixes informative and entertaining production histories with sharp critical analyses of these essential cult classics.
With full cast and crew biographies, including close looks at Romero, Cronenberg and other masters of the genre, details of soundtracks, reviews, censorship histories, industry impacts and those cheesy marketing gimmicks that kept the punters coming back for more, Horror Films will have even the most didicated horror fan taking a fresh look at their favourite films.show more