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Classic Screen Monsters:
A History of Moviedom's Most Iconic Terrors!
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Classic Screen Monsters:

 

From Universal to Hammer, to American International and even the Spanish monsters of Paul Naschy, this typically definitive Dark Side volume covers even the most obscure of classic monster productions in lavishly illustrated chapters. Packed with never-before-seen posters and stills, and entertainingly written by some of the most respected genre writers around, this is monstrously good value for all fans of classic horror! An essential purchase for collectors and genre fans alike.

194 pages, full colour throughout!


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Invasion!
The Infinity Guide to Visitors from Space

Invasion!

 

Expertly researched and written by some of today’s most highly respected genre authors, this out-of-this-world volume from the publishers of Infinity magazine brings you the complete history of alien invasion movies, everything from 50s favourites such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, It Came From Outer Space and Earth Vs The Flying Saucers to modern day hits like Arrival and the blockbusting Avengers movies. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with never-before-published stills, posters and behind-the-scenes photographs, this lavish book is an essential purchase for sci-fi and horror buffs – we are sure you’ll agree it’s really something to phone home about!

194 pages, full colour throughout!


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Terror Tales (paperback)
...From the Classic House of Hammer Magazine!

Terror Tales (paperback)

 

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 in this brand new paperback edition. Presented in an 80 page, A4, paperback format. A must for fans and collectors alike.


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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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Television Terrors:

Television Terrors:

A History of Horror on the Small Screen

 

Editor Allan Bryce has enlisted some of today’s most highly respected genre authors to tell the full story of shocks on the box. Each one brings their unique style and knowledge to their specialist subject. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with never-before-published stills, posters and candid behind-the-scenes photographs, this lavish book is an essential purchase for any fan of the dark side of the small screen!

178 pages, large format, full colour throughout.

 

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British Horror Films: Beyond Hammer and Amicus

British Horror Films: Beyond Hammer and Amicus

Edited by Allan Bryce

 

British Horror Films: Beyond Hammer and Amicus is an 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 such as Pete Walker, Terence Fisher and Freddie Francis. 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!

182 pages, large format, 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. 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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Italian Horrors:

Italian Horrors:

Cannibals, Zombies, Strange Vices and Guilty Pleasures!

 

This stunning book from the Dark Side team chronicles the best and the worst of Italian Horror, a genre that frequently favours style over narrative sense and is characterised by over-the-top gore, lurid sex and strong violence.As always with Dark Side books, this is a great value volume, beautifully produced and full of never-before-published stills and posters. It will tell you all you need to know about this hugely popular subject and is an essential purchase for collectors and genre fans alike.

194 pages, 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. 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.

166 pages, large format, full colour throughout.

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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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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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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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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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