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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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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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Forgotten Horrors 2: Beyond the Horror Ban

Forgotten Horrors 2: Beyond the Horror Ban

by George E Turner and Michael H Price

Welcome to the Forgotten Horrors cinematic world of weird mysteries, patent oddities and outright chillers from low-budget independent North American filmmaking companies. Covering gems such as The Lion Man, Thunderbolt, The Leavenworth Case, Prison Shadows, Kliou (The Tiger), Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island, African Holiday, Blake of Scotland Yard, Larceny on the Air, The Devil Diamond, Hit the Saddle, The Girl from Scotland Yard and It Happened Out West.

256 pages

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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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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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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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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

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