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Forgotten Horrors 1: The Definitive Edition
by George E Turner and Michael H Price

Forgotten Horrors 1: The Definitive Edition

Turner and Price pull back the curtains of obscurity and peer into Hollywood's Forgotten Horrors in this long awaited update to their original ground-breaking work. The authors do their best to expose grim reapers such as ghosts, phantoms, jungle manglers and old-fashioned murderers as they examine cinematic horrors from 1929 through to 1937.

320 Pages


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Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films
by James T Coughlin

Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films

James Coughlin dedicated this volume to those wonderful character actors, we know their faces, but seldom their names. They were a strange and striking repertory, playing in Hollywood’s nether world arena of Frankenstein’s Monster, Count Dracula, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and the Wolf Man. Each and every one was a seasoned professional, but his or her name was usually far below the billing of Karloff, Lugosi, Rains or Chaney and sometimes there was no billing at all.

Large Format Paperback, 257 pages


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Diabolika:
Supercriminals, Superheroes and the Comic Book Universe in Italian Cinema

Diabolika:

Excusive to Hemlock Books!

Since their heyday, comics have played a vital part in Italy’s culture and morality, even helping break boundaries and in the late 1960s the adults-only comics paved the way for a more explicit depiction of eroticism. The 1980s saw the commercial exploitation of underground comics as well as popular genre titles such as Dylan Dog. Diabolika lists the Italian films and TV series based on or inspired by comics, graphic novels and photonovels. Included are the 1960s adaptations of the lurid 'fumetti neri' such as Danger: Diabolik, the two Kriminal movies, Avenger X and Satanik. The book is lavishly illustrated in colour with many rare set stills, lobby cards, poster art and comic book panels.

Large format, 263pp, full colour throughout


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Splintered Visions (Full Colour Edition)
By Troy Howarth

Splintered Visions (Full Colour Edition)

For many horror film fans, the name Lucio Fulci conjures images of gore and depravity. Derided by critics as a hack and an imitator and lionised by others as the 'Godfather of Gore', Fulci remains a polarising and controversial figure. From his early days writing material for popular comics like Totò and Franco and Ciccio to directing films in genres such as the musical and the Spaghetti Western, Fulci was a filmmaker of great diversity. When he attained international notoriety with the release of his gory epic Zombie, he already had years of experience in the film industry; that film’s success established him as one of Italy’s premier masters of the macabre and he would continue to shock and delight fans until he died in 1996, on the cusp of a major comeback. Most studies of Fulci have focussed only on a small part of his career; Splintered Visions changes that with an in-depth exploration of Fulci’s filmography, beginning with his work as a screenwriter and extending through all of his films as a director. Author Troy Howarth provides a detailed portrait of a complex man through new interviews with actors such as Richard Johnson and Franco Nero, and the end result is the most comprehensive overview of Fulci ever published in English. Splintered Visions is also lavishly illustrated with rare stills, posters and promotional materials. Large format, 366pp


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The Haunted World of Mario Bava
By Troy Howarth

The Haunted World of Mario Bava

In the late 1950s, Mario Bava helped to create and define the Italian horror film. His classic directorial works of the 1960s and '70s, including Black Sunday, Kill, Baby … Kill! and Lisa and the Devil, remain among the most colourful and imaginative in the history of the genre. The Haunted World of Mario Bava has now been updated, revised and expanded by author Troy Howarth to give a definitive overview of Bava’s remarkable legacy as a director and 'cinema magician'. This edition contains new contributions from Bava’s son, director Lamberto Bava, and genre icon Barbara Steele. The book examines all of Bava’s work in detail while also providing a portrait of the man himself.

This larger format, 207-page book is illustrated with rare colour stills and poster art throughout.
 


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So Deadly, So Perverse Vol. 1:
1963-1973

So Deadly, So Perverse Vol. 1:

Troy Howarth examines the genre from its inception through to its inevitable decline. Covering everything from popular fan favourites by the likes of Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento to lesser-known gems by Cesare Canevari, Massimo Dallamano and Paolo Cavara. So Deadly, So Perverse provides an in-depth examination of a genre that has too often been marginalised in other studies of the horror film and the thriller. In addition to reviews of every giallo made between 1963 and 1973, this larger format, 233-page book is lavishly illustrated with rare and colourful stills and poster art throughout.


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You Are Old Enough Son!

Barry Atkinson
You Are Old Enough Son!

The continuing travels of the author of You're Not Old Enough Son! around fantasy cinema in Britain from 1971 to 2005. The quirky and irreverant views on all the films covered are entirely Barry Atkinson's own!


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The Remarkable Michael Reeves

John B Murray
The Remarkable Michael Reeves

Mike Reeves, a public schoolboy in the late 1950s, obtains permission from his housemaster to visit his local cinema on a Saturday. There he discovers a love of Hollywood movies, especially those of directors Don Siegel and Roger Corman, who become his idols. He dreams of emulating them. Ten years later, having directed a mere three films on a total budget of less than £200,000, Mike Reeves is dead. John B Murray now tells all about The Remarkable Michael Reevesin this intriguing biography of a talented but mercurial filmmaker, whose untimely death assured him of cult status in the annals of British horror.


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Forgotten Horrors 3: Dr Turner's House of Horrors

Forgotten Horrors 3: Dr Turner's House of Horrors

by Michael H Price, John Wooley and George E Turner

The third book in the critically acclaimed Forgotten Horrors series covers forgotten films from 1943 through to 1946 and includes extensive annotations, marginalia and addenda to prior volumes. Films such as Haunted Ranch, The Ape Man, Ghosts on the Loose, Women in Bondage, the Charlie Chan films, Fog Island and The Tiger Woman are covered as well as many other poverty row and low-budget films of the 1940s. This book is a must have for all fans of classic (and not-so-classic) genre cinema.

224 pages

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Forgotten Horrors 4: Dreams That Money Can Buy

Forgotten Horrors 4: Dreams That Money Can Buy

by Michael H Price and John Wooley

Volume four picks up where volume three left off and covers the years 1947 and 1948. Titles include series such as Jungle Jim, the Falcon and Philo Vance, plus Dragnet, Inner Sanctum, The Creeper, Blonde Ice, The Cobra Strikes, Scared to Death and The Ghost Goes Wild. Don’t miss adding this one to your Forgotten Horrors collection.

306 pages

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Peter Cushing: An Autobiography and Past Forgetting

Peter Cushing: An Autobiography and Past Forgetting

Peter Cushing

Midnight Marquee Press ‘combined’ edition of the two volumes which made up horror star Peter Cushing’s autobiography – An Autobiography and Past Forgetting. Cushing discusses his childhood, his early acting career in films and on the stage, his work with BBC Television and, of course, his years as a star of Hammer Horror. Cushing’s lively prose is laced with a great deal of charm and wry good humour, but his story is also that of the enduring love he had for his tragic wife Helen. A must for all fans of Cushing and Hammer.

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Atomic Age Cinema:

Atomic Age Cinema:

The Offbeat! The Classic! The Obscure!

British author Barry Atkinson plunges us into a cinematic world of the 1950s and presents us with a buffet of delights, from the rare to the unusual. Although the classics get a deserved mention, the author concentrates mainly on the neglected lesser titles, many not seen for decades, giving them a much-needed public airing. A fresh evaluation of what most fans and critics now recognise as the pivotal decade for horror, sci-fi and fantasy.

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Hollywood's Maddest Doctors

Hollywood's Maddest Doctors

A biography of Lionel Atwill, Colin Clive, George Zucco Gregory William Mank

They were three English gentlemen, all fated for Hollywood fame - and tragedy. One was an aristocrat, who gave up the stage after marrying a multi-millionairess and reveled in becoming the screen's most satanic villain; the second was a descendant of Clive of India, a closet homosexual and an alcoholic destined for an early death; the third was a first world war vet who disguised a withered arm and crippled fingers to act in nearly 100 movies. Together, they were HOLLYWOOD'S MADDEST DOCTORS. This is the spellbinding story of their lives and loves, their fame and misfortunes, and their greatest cinematic achievements.

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The Shrieking 60s

The Shrieking 60s

Ed: Darrell Buxton

From Hammer's Brides of Dracula and Plague of the Zombies, to cult classics like Witchfinder General and Scream and Scream Again, The Shrieking Sixties runs the gruesome gamut. In the tradition of recent successful publications such as English Gothic, Fragments of Fear and Ten Years of Terror, The Shrieking Sixties seems set to become a vital, essential addition to any fright film fan's library

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Son of Guilty Pleasures

Son of Guilty Pleasures

Ed: Susan Svehla, Gary Svehla

Movies covered include: The She Creature, Robot Monster, Omega Man, Frankenstein’s Daughter, Giant Gila Monster, Private Parts, Horror Island, Frankenstein Conquers the World, Strange Door, Juggernaut and many more.

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Attack of the B Queens

Attack of the B Queens

J Keeyes, L Quigley, D Rochon, B Stevens

Attack of the B Queens is a celebration of women in horror films. Short interviews with B Queens such as Mamie Van Doren, Stella Stevens, Tura Satana, Barbara Leigh, Gail Harris, Ginger Lynn Allen, Jackie Lovell, Kathy Kurtz, Leslie Culton, Patricia Tallman, Sasha Graham and Tina Krause are also included.

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Cinematic Hauntings

Cinematic Hauntings

Ed: Susan Svehla, Gary Svehla

This Midnight Marquee Press volume presents respected film writers’ personal analyses of their favorite ghost films. Including The Uninvited, The Innocents, The Haunting, Carnival of Souls, Lady in White, Portrait of Jennie, High Plains Drifter and more. Often Ghost films have been overlooked by film historians and critics alike. This revised collection of Cinematic Hauntings hopes to remedy the situation.

 

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Reel Mad Doctors

Reel Mad Doctors

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Monsters, Mutants & Heavenly Creatures

Monsters, Mutants & Heavenly Creatures

Due to popular demand, the book has been totally redesigned with a new full color cover and all-new layout and the quality of the photographic reproduction has been radically improved, but the insightful text remains the same. Complete your interview book series collection with Weaver's Monsters, Mutants and Heavenly Creatures!

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Celluloid Adventures 2 - Artistic Triumphs, Box-Office Bombs

Celluloid Adventures 2 - Artistic Triumphs, Box-Office Bombs

Nicholas Anez

In this volume, individual movies are presented from a wide range of genres including westerns, science fiction, film noir, spy films, historical epics, suspense, social message movies and spiritual dramas. All of the titles share the stigma of being disappointments at the box office and, hopefully, this volume will garner them a little of the respect they so richly deserve. Titles include: Pitfall, In a Lonely Place, Try and Get Me! (aka The Sound of Fury), The Egyptian, The Last Hunt, The Singer Not the Song, The Last Sunset, Cape Fear, First Men in the Moon, The Chase and The Quiller Memorandum.

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Human Monsters

Human Monsters

Michael H Price & George E Turner

Monster villainy in the Hollywood horror film explored and analysed in depth in this classic volume by genre experts Price and Turner. Fully illustrated throughout, with a Foreword by King Kong's Fay Wray and an Afterword by Vincent Price.

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Minds of Fear: A Dialogue with 3O Modern Masters of Horror

Minds of Fear: A Dialogue with 3O Modern Masters of Horror

Calum Waddell

Author Calum Waddell spent many years interviewing the cutting-edge horror film­makers who talk candidly in Minds of Fear. The result is an exclusive commentary on the fright-filled classics of shockmeisters such as John Landis, David Cronenberg, Wes Craven, Bill Condon, Scott Spiegel, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Tobe Hooper, Guillermo Del Toro, Bob Clark, Sean Cunningham, David Naughton, Chuck Russell, Jack Sholder, Lewis Teague and others.

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I Lost My Mind in the Movies

I Lost My Mind in the Movies

Loss of Identity in the Horror Film Ed. Anthony Ambrogio

Fear of the dark, fear of death, fear of the unknown and the unseen. Commentators have analysed at length these terrors of the psyche and how they figure prominently in the horror film. But one particular fear, one particular fate worse than death, which manifests itself time and again, has rarely been discussed in detail or depth. Loss of identity.. You’re Next! examines the ways in which this fundamental terror is visited upon characters in films, providing a fresh perspective on why losing the defining aspects of our lives can be so profoundly frightening...

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Cool Cat

Cool Cat

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You're Not Old Enough Son

You're Not Old Enough Son

Barry Atkinson

Author Barry Atkinson chronicles his childhood adventures as an underage horror film fanatic in the post-war Britain of the fifties and early sixties, when, along with his mates, he sneaked into local fleapits to watch "X”-rated horror films like Them!, Tarantula, Rodan, Blood of Dracula, Atom Age Vampire and many other lost and lurid horror/sci-fi classics. Baby-boomer film fans longing to relive the glory days of yesteryear won't want to miss this heartfelt tribute to forbidden filmgoing pleasures.

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