An Illustrated History of Horror and Science-fiction Films
In this book Carlos Clarens, author of Crime Movies (also available from Da Capo/Perseus), George Cukor, and many articles in film magazines, brings his encyclopedic knowledge of films and filmmakers to the subject of horror and science-fiction films of the classic era. Whether discussing the erotic aspects of King Kong, examining the works of Val Lewton, contrasting the director’s attitude toward the monster in Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein, accounting for the special genius of Lon Chaney, or comparing the various versions of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, Clarens entertains as he enlightens. Supplemented with a new introduction by J. Hoberman, Village Voice film critic and coauthor of Midnight Movies (also available from Da Capo/Perseus), and an extensive filmography listing complete credits for over 300 films, this fascinating study illuminates both the genre and the reasons for its popularity.
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Stephen King recommended book in the Footnote in King's 1983 Berkeley paperback edition of Danse Macabre.
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Really interesting book on the history of fantastic film written just before "Night of the Living Dead" changed everything. It's odd reading the section on zombies and realizing there's no mention of ... Read full review
THE WIZARD OF MONTREUIL
DOUBLES DEMONS AND THE DEVIL
A SILENT CONSPIRACY OF TERROR
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
THE DEAD NEXT DOOR
HORROR THE SOUL OF THE PLOT
KEEP WATCHING THE SKY
HORROR AROUND THE WORLD
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An Illustrated History of Horror and Science-Fiction Films: The Classic Era, 1895-1967; MEIKLE, Denis - A History of Horrors : The Rise and Fall of the ...
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An Illustrated History Of Horror And Science-fiction Films. by Carlos Clarens. Aug 21, 1997 Paperback US $16.50 CAN $20.00 ISBN: 9780306808005 ...
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