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Horror Movies: Tales Of Terror In The Cinema (The Movie Treasury)

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From the earliest days of film-making horror movies have exerted a fascinating hold on cinema audiences the world over. Terror has stalked the screen in a multitude of horrifying forms, from insatiable vampires like Count Dracula and the many and grotesque creations of Baron Frankenstein to murderous madmen, gruesome monsters and freaks of nature. In this book you will mee From the earliest days of film-making horror movies have exerted a fascinating hold on cinema audiences the world over. Terror has stalked the screen in a multitude of horrifying forms, from insatiable vampires like Count Dracula and the many and grotesque creations of Baron Frankenstein to murderous madmen, gruesome monsters and freaks of nature. In this book you will meet them in all their horror, and the great stars, Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bella Lugosi, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and a host of others who have given such memorable performances. Superbly illustrated throughout in color and black and white.


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From the earliest days of film-making horror movies have exerted a fascinating hold on cinema audiences the world over. Terror has stalked the screen in a multitude of horrifying forms, from insatiable vampires like Count Dracula and the many and grotesque creations of Baron Frankenstein to murderous madmen, gruesome monsters and freaks of nature. In this book you will mee From the earliest days of film-making horror movies have exerted a fascinating hold on cinema audiences the world over. Terror has stalked the screen in a multitude of horrifying forms, from insatiable vampires like Count Dracula and the many and grotesque creations of Baron Frankenstein to murderous madmen, gruesome monsters and freaks of nature. In this book you will meet them in all their horror, and the great stars, Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bella Lugosi, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and a host of others who have given such memorable performances. Superbly illustrated throughout in color and black and white.

30 review for Horror Movies: Tales Of Terror In The Cinema (The Movie Treasury)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Shawn

    In my review of A Pictorial History of Horror Movies I queried the actual existence of the book I now hold in my hands - the "Black Book" to the companion "Red Book" (although here, the stiff, black cardboard covers are inlaid with spooky white exposures of the skeleton riders and their skeleton horses from NIGHT CREATURES (not THE BLIND DEAD, as I immediately assumed). So, everything I said in that review of A Pictorial History of Horror Movies applies here as well - a seminal, talismanic book f In my review of A Pictorial History of Horror Movies I queried the actual existence of the book I now hold in my hands - the "Black Book" to the companion "Red Book" (although here, the stiff, black cardboard covers are inlaid with spooky white exposures of the skeleton riders and their skeleton horses from NIGHT CREATURES (not THE BLIND DEAD, as I immediately assumed). So, everything I said in that review of A Pictorial History of Horror Movies applies here as well - a seminal, talismanic book from my childhood, packed with scary photos from scary movies that I would examine for hours, daring myself to face the horror, wanting to see the films they originated from (was I the only 9 year old in the world desperate to see THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI? Possibly...), all to escape the dreary world of the Jersey Shore in 1976 - at least, until CHILLER or DR. SHOCK or THE 4:30 MOVIE (is it Dean Martin Jerry Lewis Week, Dinosaur Week, or Planet Of The Apes week?) came on. This book seems to have a bit more from Hammer Films, a bit more nudity and a bit more scariness than the Gifford book. And so I say - thank you, Mr. Frank, wherever you are, you helped make me the monster kid I am. And thank you, Mom or Dad or Grandma or whoever, for springing for this unaffordable delight. Slightly less beat up than the Gifford book, this is still relatively intact. And glancing through this reminds me that I still have yet to see the movie with the guy with the hook hand, CHAMBER OF HORRORS! I must rectify that...

  2. 4 out of 5

    David

    Horror Films was a review of many horror movies from the start of movies through the late 1970's when the book was published. While it covered a lot of different movies through the years, I really wish it would have concentrated on more on some of the groundbreaking ones than covering so many. Also, the author's personal opinions on many movies came through a little strong, especially on some from the 1970's. It was interesting at points, but overall was a little disappointing. Horror Films was a review of many horror movies from the start of movies through the late 1970's when the book was published. While it covered a lot of different movies through the years, I really wish it would have concentrated on more on some of the groundbreaking ones than covering so many. Also, the author's personal opinions on many movies came through a little strong, especially on some from the 1970's. It was interesting at points, but overall was a little disappointing.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Matt Reese

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    Peter

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    Ant Warren

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    Tiana

  11. 5 out of 5

    Miriam Owens

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    Michael

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    Tracey Gill

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    Rob

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    Shane Grier

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    Ned Bajic

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    minnie

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    Nadili León

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    Kenneth

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    Richard

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    Wayne Noble

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    Rick Gleaves

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    Geraldine O'Hagan

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    William Oarlock

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    Darren Fisher

  28. 4 out of 5

    Nic de Lisle

  29. 5 out of 5

    David Pollison

  30. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

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