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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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Splintered Visions (Full Colour Edition)

Splintered Visions (Full Colour Edition)

By Troy Howarth

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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Reel Mad Doctors

Reel Mad Doctors

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Memories of Hammer

Memories of Hammer

Softcover; illustrated - New edition

For many, the Golden Age of British horror was the 1950s and 1960s, courtesy of what most fans consider to have been the UK's greatest cinematic export: Hammer Film Productions. What teenager could resist the lure of Technicolor blood, sexy vampires and the heaving bosoms of damsels in distress? Memories of Hammer brings together the reminiscences of the people behind and in front of the cameras at Hammer, including Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Val Guest, James Bernard and Jimmy Sangster.

 

 

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Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films

Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films

by James T Coughlin

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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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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