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Horror Films - Virgin Film (Virgin Film Series) [Paperback]

James Marriott
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9 Aug 2007 Virgin Film Series

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.


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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (9 Aug 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075351253X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753512531
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 708,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Horror Round-Up 27 Jan 2005
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Great. I thought I knew something about horror films, but the author's a real expert - the book's packed with behind-the-scenes information that was completely fresh to me. He covers all the classics - Psycho, Halloween, Rosemary's Baby, Exorcist - and I found out something I didn't know about each of them.
The best bit for me, though, was the critical analysis of each film. It really gave a sense of the way horror movies have grown and changed and also of how they've fitted into more mainstream culture. Anyone who doubts that horror can be art definitely ought to read this.
Highly recommended - one of the best books on horror movies I've read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Way to Sort Trends in Horror Films 26 May 2014
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Very well written and organized in an intriguing fashion. References most major works and directors. One of the best volumes I have read on this topic.
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