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.