From Frankenstein to Peeping Tom, the imaginative flair of the horror film has always shocked and delighted viewers. Packed with images of the most terrifying scenes in cinema history, this definitive volume traces the genre decade by decade, providing a witty and informative critique of more than 200 movies from all over the world. A team of seasoned, top horror experts leads the way with authority, humor, and encyclopedic knowledge, making this a superb guide for both die-hard and new horror fans.
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James Marriott has written about horror films in a full-length study for Virgin Books, Horror Films, which was selected by leading UK broadsheet The Times as one of their film books of 2004, a series of essays for Creation Books and articles for magazines and websites including cult periodical Headpress ('Essential reading' - Fortean Times). Kim Newman is a novelist, critic and broadcaster. His fiction includes The Night Mayor, Anno Dracula, Life's Lottery, Back in the USSA (with Eugene Byrne) and The Man From the Diogenes Club under his own name and The Vampire Genevieve and Orgy of the Blood Parasites as Jack Yeovil. His non-fiction books include Nightmare Movies, Ghastly Beyond Belief (with Neil Gaiman), Horror. 100 Best Books (with Stephen Jones), The BFI Companion to Horror, Millennium Movies and BFI Classics studies of Cat People and Doctor Who.
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