English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema

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Reynolds & Hearn, 2004 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
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Traces the rise and fall of the horror genre from its nineteenth century beginnings to the present day, encompassing the lost films of the silent era, the Karloff and Lugosi chillers of the 1930's, the lurid classics from Hammer's house of horror and the explicit shockers of the 1970's.

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This useful overview of British horror films condenses 100 years of celluloid fright into 100 key works and over 170 black-and-white illustrations. Less scholarly than Peter Hutchings's Hammer and ... Read full review

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Very simply: best book on British horror cinema ever. Witty, erudite and hilariously funny. Every collection should have a copy. Read full review


A Authors Note and Acknowledgments
Part Five Market Saturation 197o1975
Appendix Gothic on Television

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Jonathan Rigby is a regular contributor to Shivers and Star Wars magazines. He is the author of Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History.

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