Fragments of fear: an illustrated history of British horror films

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Creation Books, May 17, 1996 - Fiction - 283 pages
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"Fragments of Fear" is an illustrated history of an often neglected film genre: The British Horror Movie.

The book examines a wide array of British horror films, and the stories behind them, from the early melodramas of Tod Slaughter right through to Hammer and their rivals Tigon and Amicus, plus mavericks like Michael Reeves, sex/horror director Peter Walker and more recent talents such as Clive Barker, director of "Hellraiser."

Films featured range in scope from the sadism of "Peeping Tom" to the mutant SF of "A Clockwork Orange."

With plentiful illustrations, author Andy Bood unravels a tangled history and discovers many little-known gems amid the more familiar images of Hammer, including a wealth of exlpoitation/B-movies, to establish the British horror movie as a genre which can easily stand up to its more lauded American counterpart in the depth and diversity of its scope.

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Contents

Introduction
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The Birth Kicking And Screaming
9
Tod Slaughter The Titan Of Terror
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