30 review for Classics of Horror Film

  1. 5 out of 5

    Leila Anani

    The best thing about this are the illustrations - it's jam packed with B/W film stills many of which I have not seen published elsewhere. They are also a decent size, many taking up a full page - There's a wonderful full page image of the Brides of Dracula from the 1931 Lugosi film - But there are some obscure ones in here too like a still from the Vampire's Ghost (1945) and lots from Dracula's Daughter (1936). A book such as this is always going to be limited - it was written in 1974 and so only The best thing about this are the illustrations - it's jam packed with B/W film stills many of which I have not seen published elsewhere. They are also a decent size, many taking up a full page - There's a wonderful full page image of the Brides of Dracula from the 1931 Lugosi film - But there are some obscure ones in here too like a still from the Vampire's Ghost (1945) and lots from Dracula's Daughter (1936). A book such as this is always going to be limited - it was written in 1974 and so only covers horror films before that. Still that can be a blessing since it gives more weight to films that get overlooked to fit in more modern classics. In terms of content it's heavily weighted towards Universal films and doesn't go into as much detail on Foreign offerings or the later end of it's timescale, although to be fair - studios like Hammer have books in their own right covering the same era. This is a great overview and covers all your genre archetypes - werewolves, vampires, mummies etc as well as having chapters dedicated to specific films. A great addition to any horror film library.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jade

  3. 4 out of 5

    Murdo

  4. 4 out of 5

    Brigitte

  5. 5 out of 5

    John

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rickster Locuson

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

  8. 5 out of 5

    Matthew

  9. 5 out of 5

    ISKTR

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kaci

  11. 5 out of 5

    Redrighthand

  12. 5 out of 5

    Derrick

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cassio Queiros

  14. 5 out of 5

    David Pollison

  15. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jr

  17. 4 out of 5

    Eric Jamborsky

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ilene Marcusen

  19. 5 out of 5

    Michael

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ronny Merchant

  21. 5 out of 5

    Thommy

  22. 5 out of 5

    Michael Bridgman

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jeff McIntosh

  24. 5 out of 5

    Gene

  25. 4 out of 5

    Richard Rich

  26. 4 out of 5

    Richard Sala

  27. 5 out of 5

    MarloLynn2003

  28. 4 out of 5

    Dr. Gary

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jim

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mark

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