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Werewolf Filmography
by Bryan Senn

Werewolf Filmography

From the horrific to the heroic, cinematic werewolves are metaphors for our savage nature, symbolising the secret, bestial side of humanity that hides beneath our civilized veneer. Examining acknowledged classics like The Wolf Man and The Howling, as well as overlooked gems like Dog Soldiers, this comprehensive filmography covers the highs and lows of the genre.

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Vampire Films of the 1970s:
Dracula to Blacula and Every Fang Between

Vampire Films of the 1970s:

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Classic Horror Films and the Literature That Inspired Them

by Ron Backer
Classic Horror Films and the Literature That Inspired Them

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The Kaiju Film
A Critical Study of Cinema's Biggest Monsters
by Jason Barr
The Kaiju Film

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The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films:
1931-1936
By John Towlson
The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films:

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Italian Gothic Horror Films: 1957-1969
By Roberto Curti

Italian Gothic Horror Films: 1957-1969

This book examines the Italian Gothic horror of the period, with an abundance of previously unpublished production information drawn from official papers and original scripts. Entries include a complete cast and crew list, home video releases, plot summary and the author's analysis. Excerpts from interviews with filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors are included. Foreword by film director and scriptwriter Ernesto Gastaldi.

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The Women of Hammer Horror
A Biographical Dictionary & Filmography
Robert 'Bobb' Cotter
The Women of Hammer Horror

This book lists the hundreds of actresses who appeared in those films, including ones released in the twenty-first century by a resurgent Hammer. Each entry includes a filmography, a brief biography if available, and other film credits in the horror genre. The book also includes nearly 100 film stills or posters. Foreword by Veronica Carlson.

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Caroline Munro, First Lady of Fantasy:
A Complete Annotated Record of Film and Television Appearances.
Robert Michael Cotter
Caroline Munro, First Lady of Fantasy:

This filmography chronicles the career of Caroline Munro, a woman of humble beginnings whose chance entry in a ‘Face of the Year’ photo competition propelled her to international fame as a model and actress, and whose work in genre cinema has won her the well-earned title of ‘First Lady of Fantasy’.

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Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Films, 1931-1946
2nd Revised edition
Tom Weaver, John Brunas, Michael Brunas
Universal Horrors: The Studio

Revised and updated, this acclaimed critical survey covers the classic chillers produced by Universal Studios during the Golden Age of Hollywood Horror, 1931 through 1946. From The Frankenstein Monster, Wolf Man, Count Dracula and The Invisible Man to The Mummy, Paula the Ape Woman, The Creeper and The Inner Sanctum the authors offer a definitive study of the 85 films produced during this era and present a general overview of the period.

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Sixties Shockers:
A Critical Filmography.
Mark Clark, Bryan Senn
Sixties Shockers:

This comprehensive filmography provides critical analyses and behind-the-scenes stories for 600 horror, science fiction and fantasy films from the 1960s. Representative titles include Night of the Living Dead, The Haunting, Carnival of Souls, Repulsion, The Masque of the Red Death, Target and The Conqueror Worm.

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Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography.
Tom Johnson, Deborah Del Vecchio

Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography.

Complete filmographic data is provided for each film, including release dates in both the United Kingdom and the United States, running time, length, distributor, complete cast and production credits, and alternate titles followed by an extensive plot synopsis including contemporary critical commentary and behind-the-scenes information from many of the players and crew members.

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Horror Films of the 1980s
John Kenneth Muir
2 Volumes
Horror Films of the 1980s

This book surveys 300 horror films from the 1980s. From backwards psychos (Just Before Dawn) and yuppie-baiting giant rats (Of Unknown Origin), to horror franchises like Friday the 13th and Hellraiser, as well as nearly forgotten obscurities such as The Children and The Boogens, John Kenneth Muir is our informative guide through 10 macabre years of silver screen terrors.

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Science Fiction Film Directors, 1895-1998

Science Fiction Film Directors, 1895-1998

By Dennis Fischer (paperback)

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James Bernard, Composer to Count Dracula:

James Bernard, Composer to Count Dracula:

A Critical Biography. David Huckvale

From 1952 to the late 1990s he was one of horror's definitive and distinctive voices, scoring many of Hammer's best-known films, including Dracula. This critical biography details Bernard's life from struggle to success. Movie scores examined include The Quatermass Experiment, The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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Horror in Silent Films: A Filmography, 1896-29.

Horror in Silent Films: A Filmography, 1896-29.

Roy Kinnard

Though the horror film was not officially born until Frankenstein was released in 1931, there were many silent films that contained terrifying scenes and horrific elements. This filmography includes all such silent films.

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Terence Fisher: Horror, Myth and Religion.

Terence Fisher: Horror, Myth and Religion.

Paul Leggett

This critical study of Terence Fisher's films provides biographical information on his film career and summaries of all of the films he directed. All of his films are analysed in terms of their Christian and religious themes and mythical sources.

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Science Fiction Television Series, 1990-2004 (paperback)

Science Fiction Television Series, 1990-2004 (paperback)

Histories, Casts and Credits for 58 Shows By Frank Garcia & Mark Phillips

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Ingrid Pitt: Queen of Horror.

Ingrid Pitt: Queen of Horror.

Robert Michael Cotter

This book provides a chronicle of the life and career of Ingrid Pitt, an icon of horror cinema. Full cast and production credits, synopses, reviews and notes are offered for all of her film, stage and TV appearances, along with a critical listing of her novels and other published works. Other features are rare photographs from every phase of the actress' career, a wide assortment of movie-related graphics, and a foreword by Ingrid Pitt herself.

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Japanese Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films 1950-1992

Japanese Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films 1950-1992

By Stuart Galbraith & RM Hayes

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Allied Artists Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films.

Allied Artists Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films.

Michael R Pitts

Between 1952 and 1977, Allied Artists Pictures Corporation released over 80 feature films with horror, science fiction and fantasy themes. Included here are detailed plot synopses and critical analyses of all of the films. Also covered are 22 features made by other companies and released to television by Allied, and the studio's theatrical double-feature reissue of Paramount's The Blob and Universal's Dinosaurus!

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Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and Horror Cinema:

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and Horror Cinema:

A Filmography of Their 22 Collaborations Mark A Miller

From their first pairing in "Hamlet" (1948) to their roles in "House of the Long Shadows" (1983), Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing have enjoyed the most successful collaboration in horror film history. Each of their 22 film collaborations is examined in detail, including plot synopses and critical commentary. A comprehensive filmography of their films together provides release date, running time, studio, production information and full cast and credits.

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Peter Cushing: The Gentle Man of Horror and His 91 Films

Peter Cushing: The Gentle Man of Horror and His 91 Films

Deborah Del Vecchio, Tom Johnson

From his film debut in "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1939) through "Biggles" (1985), the career and the movies of Peter Cushing, known as 'the gentle man of horror', are examined. Using interviews and extensive personal correspondence, the authors provide Cushing's own views on many of his 91 films.

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Character Actors in Horror & Science Fiction Films 1930-1960

Character Actors in Horror & Science Fiction Films 1930-1960

By Laurence Raw

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Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010.

Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010.

John E Browning, Caroline J Picart

This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world’s most famous vampire, with more than 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programmes, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations.

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Boris Karloff: A Critical Account of His Screen, Stage, Radio, Television and Recording Work.

Boris Karloff: A Critical Account of His Screen, Stage, Radio, Television and Recording Work.

Scott Allen Nollen

This comprehensive analysis of Boris Karloff's life and career, incorporates criticism, in-depth production information, discussion of major cinematic themes and characters, and a look at the historical periods and events depicted in the films.

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British Science Fiction Film and Television: Critical Essays

British Science Fiction Film and Television: Critical Essays

Tobias Hochscherf, James Leggott

Examines the British contribution to science fiction film and TV. The editors provide a conceptual introduction placing the essays within their critical context. Essay topics include the Hammer horrors of the 1950s, the various incarnations of Doctor Who, Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, and such 21st-century productions as 28 Days Later and Torchwood.

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Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration, with a Complete Filmography of Their Films Together.

Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration, with a Complete Filmography of Their Films Together.

Gregory William Mank

Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff collaborated on and co-star in eight movies. This book examines the Golden Age of Hollywood, the era in which both stars worked and examines their odd and moving personal relationship. Features include a fully detailed filmography of the eight Karloff and Lugosi films, colour inserts of the eight movie posters, and more than 250 photographs.

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Horror Films of the 1990s

Horror Films of the 1990s

John Kenneth Muir

This detailed filmography surveys more than 300 horror films that were released between 1990 and 1999. Among the popular forms of this period were films about serial killers, aliens, conspiracies, and sinister interlopers, new monsters who shambled their way into the lives of everyday people to wreak havoc on screen.

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Horror Films of the 1970s

Horror Films of the 1970s

John Kenneth Muir 2 Volumes

The seventies were a decade of groundbreaking horror films: The Exorcist, Carrie, and Halloween were three. This detailed filmography covers these and 225 more. It provides an introduction and a brief history of the decade, and offers an entry for each film, beginning with 1970 and proceeding chronologically by year of its release in the US.

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The Dinosaur Films of Ray Harryhausen:

The Dinosaur Films of Ray Harryhausen:

Features Early 16mm Experiments and Unrealised Projects. Roy P Webber

Ray Harryhausen's animated creatures sparkled with predatory alertness and subtle quirks of behavior that stamped each with a distinct and memorable personality. This book chronicles Harryhausen's formative years and work on numerous 16mm experiments, before moving on to cover his four feature-length dinosaur films. The paleontological accuracy of his saurians is also examined from a modern perspective.

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Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956-1976.

Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956-1976.

2nd Revised edition Gary Allen Smith

Provides a comprehensive listing of British horror films - including science fiction, fantasy and suspense films containing horror genre elements that were released between 1956 and 1976, the "Golden Age" of British horror.

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Zombie Movie Encyclopedia Volume 2:

Zombie Movie Encyclopedia Volume 2:

2000-2010. Peter Dendle

This book provides a comprehensive overview of zombie movies in the first 11 years of the new millennium. The compendium serves not only as a follow-up to its predecessor volume (The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia), but also as a fresh exploration of what uniquely defines the genre in the 2000s. In-depth entries provide critical analysis of the zombie as creature in more than 270 feature-length movies, from 28 countries and filmed on six continents.

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Zombie Movie Encyclopedia

Zombie Movie Encyclopedia

Peter Dendle

Provides the first exhaustive overview of Zombie films. It evaluates over 200 movies from 16 countries over a 65-year period starting from the early 1930s. It mostly treats feature-length films, but also touches on memorable episodes of TV series and miscellaneous shorts. Lengthy entries point out innovative features in each movie, while the introduction traces the evolution of the genre and interprets the broader significance of the zombie in contemporary Western mythology.

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I Talked with a Zombie: Interviews with 23 Veterans of Horror and Sci-fi Films and Television.

I Talked with a Zombie: Interviews with 23 Veterans of Horror and Sci-fi Films and Television.

Tom Weaver

For over 25 years, the author has been chatting up zombies and many other vintage movie monsters, along with the screenwriters, producers, directors and actors responsible for bringing them to life. In this compilation of interviews, 23 more veterans share their stories - strange, frightening and even a little funny.

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The Forrest J Ackerman Oeuvre:

The Forrest J Ackerman Oeuvre:

A Comprehensive Catalog of the Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenplays, Film Appearances, Speeches and Other Works with a Concise Biography. Christopher M O'Brien

Although he is most remembered for his collection of science fiction memorabilia, his influential magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland and his sci-fi convention appearances, Forrest J Ackerman (1916-2008) also left a sizeable body of work in print. This traces his early enthusiasm for pulp magazines and film productions, his rise to prominence in fandom, his acquisition of memorabilia, his work as a literary agent, the founding of his magazine in 1958 and his friendship with a number of performers and personnel from genre films.

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Richard Matheson On Screen

Richard Matheson On Screen

Matthew R Bradley

Examines the career of screenwriter Richard Matheson, documenting his literary influences and the role he played in the horror and science fiction renaissance. The narrative explores each of Matheson's works in chronological order.

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Keep Watching the Skies! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties.

Keep Watching the Skies! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties.

Bill Warren

This new edition of the authoritative guide to the golden years of science fiction features several new entries on films previously excluded from the text and also revisits, revises, and expands upon every film that was included in the previous editions.

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British Film Noir Guide

British Film Noir Guide

Michael F Keaney

Presents 369 British films produced between 1937 and 1964 that embody many of the same filmic qualities as the "black films" made in the United States during the classic film noir era. This reference work makes a case for the inclusion of the British films in the film noir canon, which is still considered by some to be an exclusively American inventory.

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HP Lovecraft in Popular Culture: The Works and Their Adaptations in Film, Television, Comics, Music and Games.

HP Lovecraft in Popular Culture: The Works and Their Adaptations in Film, Television, Comics, Music and Games.

Annotated Edition Don G Smith

This scholarly study of Lovecraft's work highlights his profound impact on popular 20th century culture. Early chapters introduce his complete writings, providing an annotated bibliography of the author's horror and science fiction tales. The works are discussed in the context of the Cthulhu Mythos, an invented mythology.

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Horror Stars on Radio: The Broadcast Histories of 29 Chilling Hollywood Voices.

Horror Stars on Radio: The Broadcast Histories of 29 Chilling Hollywood Voices.

Ronald L Smith

Many stars of classic horror movies crossed over to radio during and after their careers. This book chronicles the radio appearances of several horror genre stars, including Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and 'Scream Queens' like Fay Wray. It contains script excerpts from radio shows as well as narrated albums and music singles.

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Italian Horror Films of the 1960s: A Critical Catalog of 62 Chillers.

Italian Horror Films of the 1960s: A Critical Catalog of 62 Chillers.

New Edition Lawrence McCallum

Arranged by English title, each entry in this Italian horror film reference includes Italian title, studio, running time, year of release, work the film is based on (when appropriate), and cast and credits. The data is followed by an essay, blending a plot synopsis with critical commentary and behind-the-scenes information.

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Paul Blaisdell, Monster Maker: A Biography of the B Movie Makeup and Special Effects Artist.

Paul Blaisdell, Monster Maker: A Biography of the B Movie Makeup and Special Effects Artist.

Randy Palmer

Paul Blaisdell was the man behind the monsters in such movies as The She Creature, Not of This Earth, It! Terror from Beyond Space and others. From his inauspicious beginning through The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959), this work details the construction of Blaisdell's monsters and the making of the movies in which they appeared.

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Slasher Films: An International Filmography, 1960 Through 2001.

Slasher Films: An International Filmography, 1960 Through 2001.

Kent Byron Armstrong

The slasher film genre got its start in the early 1960s when acclaimed filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Michael Powell made provocative mainstream film such as Psycho and Peeping Tom, but it is most associated with the late 1970s and the releases of Halloween and Friday the 13th. This work presents over 250 slasher films.

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Censored Screams: The British Ban on Hollywood Horror in the Thirties.

Censored Screams: The British Ban on Hollywood Horror in the Thirties.

2nd Revised Edition Tom Johnson

Examines how and why horror films were censored or banned in the United Kingdom, and the part these actions played in ending Hollywood's golden age of horror.

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British Horror Film Locations

British Horror Film Locations

Derek Pykett

Designed as a source for enthusiasts of British horror films, this work provides an extensive listing of shooting locations for films released between 1932 and 2006. For the studio locations, the writeups include a complete list of the films produced at each studio and a brief description of the studio's historical development. It includes many photographs.

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