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A Century of Horror:
A Pictorial History of the Cinefantastique
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A Century of Horror:

 

This brand new tome from the guys at We Belong Dead charts a pictorial history of horror cinema in the 20th century. Loaded with stills, posters and lobby cards, both familiar and rare, it is a sumptuous visual history of that most enduring of movie genres. Ten chapters covering the Silents to the 1990s, plus Euro Horror and Japanese Horror are examined. With stunning cover art from Graham Humphreys and a Foreword by Sara Karloff, this book is a must for genre fans and collectors alike.

With 520 pages and full colour throughout, this mighty tome will be despatched to UK customers via courier direct from the printers.


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British Horror Films: Beyond Hammer and Amicus

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British Horror Films: Beyond Hammer and Amicus

 

Following on from the hugely popular volumes on Hammer and Amicus Films, Dark Side has completed the terrifying trilogy with this exhaustively researched and stunningly illustrated book on the many other great British horror movies made by companies such as Tigon and Tyburn, and cult directors like Pete Walker, Terence Fisher, Freddie Francis, Michael Reeves and Norman J Warren. From the silent days through to the modern era of low budget streaming screamers, Allan Bryce has enlisted some of today’s most highly respected genre authors – each one bringing their unique style and knowledge to their specialist subject. Profusely illustrated throughout, with never-before-published stills, posters, lobby cards and candid photographs, this lavish book is an essential purchase for any fan of British horror films!


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Son of Unsung Horrors


Son of Unsung Horrors

 

From the team that br­ought you We Belong Dea­d magazine & the­ best selling 70s Monster ­Memories, comes ­another collectors it­em. The follow up to the original Unsung Horrors - Son of Unsung Horrors brings you more crazy, obscure, out-there titles from the outer edges of cinema! Includes Schlock, Chamber of Horrors, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, The Maze & Requiem for a Vampire. An absolute MUST for fans and collectors alike!

Large format, 400 pages, full colour throughout!


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Unsung Horrors


Unsung Horrors

From the team that brought you the mighty 70s Monster Memories, here’s another giant film book for genre fans and collectors alike. Covering more than 200 neglected, un-appreciated or forgotten horror and fantasy films from the silents to the 1970s, the book has everything from The Alligator People to Willard, from Tombs of the Blind Dead to The Black Zoo and from Grizzly to Frankenstein 1970. A true labour of love by Eric McNaughton and his team this large format paperback has 448 pages, is full colour throughout and packed with stills, posters and lobby cards. Foreword by Joe Dante.


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70s Monster Memories (Reprint)

70s Monster Memories (Reprint)

LAST FEW REMAINING!

Back by popular demand! 70s Monster Memories is the final word on being a monster kid in the 1970s. With over 70 chapters covering every aspect of 70s horror, this massive 400 page, large format paperback is full colour throughout. Featuring everything from the legendary BBC 2 double bills to trading cards, LPs, Appointment with Fear, movie tie ins, TV horrors and all aspects of books and magazines such as Monster Mag, House of Hammer, Famous Monsters, Pictorial History of Horror Movies.... you name it, if it was in the 70s it will be here. This labour of love from the team behind We Belong Dead magazine has to be seen to be believed. A true Monster Kid collector's item. Limited availability.

This publication is exactly the same as the previous book of the same name except for the cover. Limited stock available, if you missed out the first time, don't delay, buy your copy today. Foreword by House of Hammer’s Dez Skinn and afterword by Alan Frank. A must for horror fans and collectors alike.

408 pages, full colour throughout.

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Hammer: The Haunted House of Horror

Hammer: The Haunted House of Horror

By Denis Meikle

Hammer: The Haunted House of Horror tells the story of the rise, fall and rise again of Hammer Films, revealing the full drama behind its hits and misses, with contributions from many of Hammer’s key players, including Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Oliver Reed, producers Anthony Hinds and Kenneth Hyman and latterday studio head Michael Carreras. It paints a colourful picture of a bygone era of filmmaking and brings the story bang up to date with the company’s recent resurrection via box office hit The Woman in Black. Revised and updated from A History of Horrors by Dark Side contributor Denis Meikle, it is profusely illustrated in full colour throughout, with never-before-published stills, posters, lobby cards and artwork. This lavish special is the definitive history of Britain’s most famous cinematic monster-maker - and a must for every Hammer fan!

178 pages, large format, full colour throughout.

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Amicus: The Friendly Face of Fear

Amicus: The Friendly Face of Fear

By Allan Bryce

Amicus – The Friendly Face of Fear tells the complete story of Amicus’s 20 year creative period, starting with 50s rock musicals and charting its rise through Dr Who movies, horror anthologies and prehistoric fantasies like The Land That Time Forgot. You will also learn of the behind-the-scenes troubles that eventually tore the company apart, leading to a bitter and extended legal battle between the two former partners. Profusely illustrated in full colour throughout, with never- before-published stills, posters, lobby cards, flyers, candid photographs and unused artwork, this lavish book is the definitive history of a major independent studio, and every horror fan’s dream. Large format, 164 pages.

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Terror Tales

Terror Tales

...From the Classic House of Hammer Magazine!

 

The very best comic-strip bits of 1970s classic House of Hammer magazine - includes 21 terrifying tales of devilish doings, ghastly goings-on, murky mayhem and the blackest humour! All gathered together in great 'n' gory graphic detail for the first time ever in this special deluxe limited edition. Presented in an 80 page, A4, hardback format. A must for fans and collectors alike.

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Satan Superstar:

Satan Superstar:

A Handbook of the Infernal and the Immaculate in Pop Culture

 

An audacious study of the occult, witchcraft, Satanism and esoteric religion in music, film, TV, literature, photography, art, and belief. Satan Superstar delves deep into the world of occult obsession and diabolical entertainment - from Satanic Panic to Satanic Celebration. With incisive writing and commentary from leading experts, practitioners and critics, it is entertaining, informative and provocative.

240 pages, paperback, black and white illustrations throughout.

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More Than a Psycho (The Complete Films of Anthony Perkins)

More Than a Psycho (The Complete Films of Anthony Perkins)

By Dawn and Jonathan Dabell

 

Dawn and Jonathon Dabell take a closer look at the actor’s entire body of work. Their book provides cast and crew details, an extensive image gallery, background information and considered critical analysis for every title. Perkins was, they argue, more than just a prominent screen villain – his talent and versatility went much further, his wider oeuvre encompassing everything from romance to comedy, war to western, musical to sci-fi. With a foreword by highly regarded film and pop culture historian Paul Talbot, this is the essential guide to the career of Anthony Perkins.

332 pages, over 300 illustrations, paperback.

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Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

Hardback, illustrated;

The definitive biography of internationally-renowned film director Roman Polanski, famed for classics like Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist and Oliver Twist. From his upbringing in war-torn Poland, through his entanglement in the notorious Hollywood slaying of his then wife, Sharon Tate, to his flight from American justice on a charge of child rape, Polanski’s life has been as colourful and controversial as his movies. In this illustrated 366-page book, best-selling author Denis Meikle sheds new light into the dark corners of Polanski’s life and career.

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Seduction of the Gullible

Seduction of the Gullible

The Truth Behind the Video Nasty Scandal!

The Video Nasties scare was one of the more memorable media sensations of the 1980s. John Martin details the whole scandal and categorises all of the 'Nasties', from Absurd! to Zombie Creeping Flesh.

Softcover, 160pp, with full colour illustrations throughout.

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On the Wings of an Angel: The Life and Career of Asia Argento

On the Wings of an Angel: The Life and Career of Asia Argento

By Darran Mann

The first ever book about Asia Argento, this is a passionate ode to Dario's talented daughter, from her solitary childhood in Rome, living in the shadow of her famous parents, through her difficult adolescence and finally into parenthood and marriage. Large format, 200pp, fully illustrated.

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Devil's Advocates: Carrie

Devil's Advocates: Carrie

Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s debut novel Carrie is one of the defining films of the 1970s New Hollywood and a horror classic in its own right. The story of a socially outcast teenage girl who discovers she possesses latent psychic power, leading to her retribution against her peers, teachers and abusive mother, Carrie was an enormous commercial critical success and still stands as one of the finest screen versions of a King novel.

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Devil's Advocates: The Descent

Devil's Advocates: The Descent

The story of an all-female caving expedition that goes seriously wrong, The Descent is arguably the best of the crop of mid-2000s horror entries that returned to the genre a verve and intensity it hadn t seen since its 1970s heyday. With scores of references to the film s antecedents, and a highly original discussion of its atavistic allure and of horror s rubber realities, Marriott s reading exposes themes that have until now remained generally under-explored in the genre.

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Devil's Advocates: Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Devil's Advocates: Texas Chain Saw Massacre

As well as providing a summary of the making of the film, James Rose discusses the extraordinary censorship history of the film in the UK (essentially banned for two decades) and provides a detailed textual analysis of the film with particular reference to the concept of the Uncanny.

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Devil's Advocates: The Blair Witch Project

Devil's Advocates: The Blair Witch Project

Few films of any genre have had the influence and impact of The Blair Witch Project (1999). Its arrival was a horror cinema palette cleanser after a decade of serial killers. The book also explores the film's lasting impact on the horror genre with other found footage phenomena such as the Paranormal Activity series.

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Devil's Advocates: Let the Right One In

Devil's Advocates: Let the Right One In

Acclaimed film critic and horror novelist Anne Billson looks at how the story has drawn from, and wrung new twists on, such classics as Nosferatu (1922).

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