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1930s Horror Movie Scrapbook

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1930s Horror Movie Scrapbook

Classic horror movie fans are familiar with the classic movie posters and images from the 1930s Golden Age of Horror, but this fascinating book of graphics includes articles, images and rare photos that will be appreciated and enjoyed by any movie fan.

268 pages, large-format paperback.


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So Deadly, So Perverse Vol. 2:
1974-2014


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So Deadly, So Perverse Vol. 2:<br/>1974-2014

The Italian thriller, known as the giallo to its hardcore devotees, is a breed of mystery thriller like none other. Taking inspiration from the Edgar Wallace krimis and early, seminal works by auteurs like Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang, these colorful and labyrinthine shockers pushed the envelope of good taste in the 1960s and exploded into glorious excess throughout the 1970s and ’80s. Author Troy Howarth explores the genesis of the genre and traces it to its eventual decline. Each title is afforded its own in-depth review, replete with contextual information and biographical data on key players in front of and behind the camera.


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Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era

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Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era

A fascinating study of silent films from 1895 to 1929. You will be amazed at the new information about your favourite type of movies and their early beginnings in the birth of cinema.
Large format, 300pp, fully illustrated.


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

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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The Haunted World of Mario Bava
By Troy Howarth
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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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Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the 1930s


Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the 1930s

From the earliest days of cinema, the horror genre has exuded a fascination for audiences across the globe. From Universal monsters to King Kong and forgotten obscurities from Europe and beyond, Tome of Terror provides a comprehensive and in-depth examination of horror cinema in the 1930s.

Large format, 264pp, fully illustrated.


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A Zombie's Life

A Zombie's Life

by Giovanni Lombardo Radice Awaiting Stock

Italian horror film actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice shares insider details of his long career in this autobiography filled with compassion, irony, wit and humour, as well as over 150 photos from his film roles and personal life. This fascinating autobiography recounts work with famed genre directors such as Deodato, Margheriti, Fulci, Lenzi, Bava and Argento. He candidly relates stories of the cast and crews he worked with, as well as delving into his uncommon private life including his bisexuality, marriage, son, drug use and a secret love affair that spanned almost 50 years.

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The Shrieking 60s

The Shrieking 60s

Ed: Darrell Buxton Awaiting Stock

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.

Large format, paperback.

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Splintered Visions (Full Colour Edition)

Splintered Visions (Full Colour Edition)

By Troy Howarth Awaiting Stock

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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Peter Cushing: An Autobiography and Past Forgetting

Peter Cushing: An Autobiography and Past Forgetting

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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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Christopher Lee: Tall, Dark & Gruesome

Christopher Lee: Tall, Dark & Gruesome

After many years out of print, Christopher Lee: Tall, Dark and Gruesome is once again available. This new US edition has been updated with two new chapters and over 150 photographs, personally selected by Lee himself. The actor most famous for his portrayals of Dracula in Hammer Horror films and Count Dooku in George Lucas’s Star Warsfranchise details his childhood, war years, friendships with Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Robert Bloch and Boris Karloff, and, of course, the ups and downs of his long and varied film career. A must for all horror fans.

 

 

 

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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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You Are Old Enough Son!

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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Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing

Midnight Marquee Actors Series

A collection of essays examining the work of screen actor Peter Cushing. 56 0f Cushing’s most memorable performances are examined in depth, while the annotated filmography offers capsule comments on his many other roles. Anyone interested in the enormous contribution made by Cushing—arguably the most accomplished actor ever to become a horror star—to British film, and to the cinema in general, will find a great deal of insight and intelligence brought to bear about his work and career within these pages.

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Forgotten Horrors 1: The Definitive Edition

Forgotten Horrors 1: The Definitive Edition

by George E Turner and Michael H Price

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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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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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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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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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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