"Thrower's love letter to American exploitation movies is a massive and all consuming work that demands to be read. Definitive, awe inspiring and strangely moving. This is one of the best books on cinemas that I have ever read."
"This fascinating study of the evolution of horror films associated with the American Nightmare period offers a mine of fascinating information. It treats film makers such as Tobe Hooper and Wes Craven with the respect and seriousness they deserve."
"Rigby's amazing history of English horror offers an excellent survey into a huge number of films. It is a delight to read his analysis of the contribution of Peter Cushing - one of the greatest English actors of the 20 th Century."