Horror Films - Virgin Film

Horror Films - Virgin Film

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From the Slick horror of Alien, Scream and The Ring and the cult classics Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy to the slasher icons Jason, Freddy and Leatherface, horror just won't stay dead. The genre has earned its place in the moviegoing psyche, with many of the key films spawning numerous copycats. But what are the 20 most influential horror films of all time? And what made them so important? James Marriott give an incisive account of the definitive works (and the most influential directors) of the genre over the last 80 years - from silent Expressionist classics to Japanese wraiths. The book reveals the inspiration behind each film and examines the choice of director, cast, soundtrack and marketing. Marriott analyzes the critical reception of each film and examines the subsequent impact on the industry and the public worldwide.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 075351253X
  • 9780753512531
  • 904,173

About James Marriott

James Marriott is the author of Virgin Books' Tourist Trap, Danger Down Under and Holidaymakers from Hell (all written as Patrick Blackden).show more

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"'LET THIS BOOK LEAD YOU DOWN SOME DELICIOUSLY DARK PATHS' SFX MAGAZINE"show more

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"Let this book lead you down some deliciously dark paths." SFX From the slick horror of Alien, Scream and The Ring to the cult classics Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy to the slasher icons Jason, Freddy and Leatherface, horror just won't stay dead. The genre has earned its place in the moviegoing psyche, with many of the films spawning numerous copycats. But what are the twenty most influential horror films of all time? And what made them so? James Marriott gives an incisive account of the definitive works (and the most influential directors) of the genre over the last fifty years - from silent expressionist classics to Hollywood scream queens. The book reveals the inspiration behind each film and examines the choice of director, cast, soundtrack, and marketing. Marriott analyzes the critical reception of each film, which was often negative, and examines the subsequent impact on the industry and the public worldwide. Finally the book explores the eerie tales that often surrounded the production and release of these iconic horror films.show more

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