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Nightmare Movies: Critical History of the Horror Film, 1968-88 [Hardcover]

Kim Newman
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1 Dec 1988
In 1968, George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" and Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" brought a new slant to the horror film, bringing zombies and witchcraft into a contemporary setting, and much closer to home than the cardboard Transylvanias of earlier films. This work is a critical overview of the horror movie genre from the late 1960s with a discussion of over 2000 films - masterpiece and monstrosity alike. Kim Newman is a film critic and broadcaster and contributes to BBC Radio 4's "Kaleidoscope" and BBC TV's "Cover to Cover".


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Dec 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747502951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747502951
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 18.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 834,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply the best survey of the modern genre... 13 April 2007
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...but I wish Newman would revisit it. Bookending the modern genre with Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Day of the Dead (1985) worked twenty years ago, but a lot has happened since then.

How about it, Kim?
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5.0 out of 5 stars what a great book 14 Jun 2005
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i would advise everyone to get this book it has a great review on classic horror films and is a must have book for any horror film fan.
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