Nightmare Movies

Nightmare Movies : Horror on Screen Since the 1960s

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Now over twenty years old, the original edition of
Nightmare Movies has retained its place as a true classic of cult film
criticism. In this new edition, Kim Newman brings his seminal work completely
up to date, both reassessing his earlier evaluations and adding a second part
that analyses the last two decades of horror films with all the wit,
intelligence and insight for which he is known. Since the publication of the
first edition, horror has been on a gradual upswing and has gained a new and
stronger hold over the film industry. Newman negotiates his way through a vast
back catalogue of horror and charts the on-screen progress of our collective
fears and bogeymen, from the low-budget slasher movies of the 1960s, through to
the slick releases of the 2000s.

Nightmare Movies is an invaluable companion that not only
provides a newly updated history of the darker side of film but also acts as a
truly entertaining guide with which to explore the less well-trodden paths of
horror and rediscover the classics with a newly instructed eye.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 152 x 234 x 52mm | 861.82g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Two 16-pg color inserts
  • 1408805030
  • 9781408805039
  • 139,752

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`Nightmare Movies is thrice welcome. As a guide to the current movements in horror cinema, it is indispensable. As a work of analysis, it is insightful and incisive. And as a book of celebration, written by a man who takes a healthy pleasure in his subject, it is a joy.' * Clive Barker * `Nightmare Movies is indeed a cinematic Encyclopedia of Evil!' * Robert Bloch * 'Nightmare Movies: the widest ranging study of the modern horror film - detailed, incisive, and a great deal of fun - the book that reaches horror films that other books don't reach' * Ramsey Campbell *
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About Kim Newman

Kim Newman is a novelist, critic and broadcaster. His fiction includes the Anno Dracula novels, Life's Lottery and Mysteries of the Diogenes Club, and The Vampire Genevieve as Jack Yeovil. His other non-fiction books include Ghastly Beyond Belief (with Neil Gaiman), Horror: 100 Best Books (with Stephen Jones), Wild West Movies, Millennium Movies and BFI Classics studies of Cat People and Doctor Who. He is a contributing editor to Sight & Sound and Empire magazines, has written plays for BBC radio, and directed and written a tiny film Missing Girl. His official web-site, `Dr Shade's Laboratory' can be found at
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4 37% (99)
3 16% (43)
2 2% (6)
1 1% (3)
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