Horror

Horror From a team of seasoned top horror experts lead by uber critic Kim Newman carve their way through a century of fear with authority humour and encyclopaedic knowledge Packed images of the most terr
  • Title: Horror
  • Author: Kim Newman
  • ISBN: 9781780114750
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Horror
    From a team of seasoned, top horror experts, lead by uber critic Kim Newman, carve their way through a century of fear with authority, humour and encyclopaedic knowledge Packed images of the most terrifying scenes in cinema history, this unique, definitive, comprehensive guide traces the story of horror, decade by decade, and provides a witty and informative critique of oFrom a team of seasoned, top horror experts, lead by uber critic Kim Newman, carve their way through a century of fear with authority, humour and encyclopaedic knowledge Packed images of the most terrifying scenes in cinema history, this unique, definitive, comprehensive guide traces the story of horror, decade by decade, and provides a witty and informative critique of over 300 films from all over the world Also included are entries covering writers whose work has had a profound effect on horror cinema, influential literary works, TV series that made an impact on the genre and other themes, figures and ideas All the key horror themes, from comedy horror to slashers, are covered in feature spreads throughout.
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    Note This author also writes under the pseudonym of Jack Yeovil.An expert on horror and sci fi cinema his books of film criticism include Nightmare Movies and Millennium Movies , Kim Newman s novels draw promiscuously on the tropes of horror, sci fi and fantasy He is complexly and irreverently referential the Dracula sequence Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron and Dracula,Cha Cha Cha not only portrays an alternate world in which the Count conquers Victorian Britain for a while, is the mastermind behind Germany s air aces in World War One and survives into a jetset 1950s of paparazzi and La Dolce Vita, but does so with endless throwaway references that range from Kipling to James Bond, from Edgar Allen Poe to Patricia Highsmith In horror novels such as Bad Dreams and Jago, reality turns out to be endlessly subverted by the powerfully malign His pseudonymous novels, as Jack Yeovil, play elegant games with genre cliche perhaps the best of these is the sword and sorcery novel Drachenfels which takes the prescribed formulae of the games company to whose bible it was written and make them over entirely into a Kim Newman novel Life s Lottery, his most mainstream novel, consists of multiple choice fragments which enable readers to choose the hero s fate and take him into horror, crime and sf storylines or into mundane reality.

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  • This is a fascinating book and one which is greatly under played The idea is yes there are 100 books listed chronologically to their main publication date However its how they were obtained as the introduction which is fascinating in itself and is worth reading something I will admit I do not do all the time it is explained that the top leading horror writers were contacted those still with us that is there were a couple who I think they took historical comments Lovecraft for example and asked t [...]


  • I adore this book, and the book that followed in its cloven steps Not much else needs said A classic reference model, and one to be measured against future models Bring on a third say I


  • If one loves reading horror stories, this collection of essays curated by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman is fantastic guide to reading the very best available.One Hundred horror icons offer up critical essays on 100 captivating reads that moves beyond reviews and into realm personal enlightenment about what fine frights were brought to them and how they shined on a light on the path to become writers themselves.Of the essays see below for the full list , I was most struck by F.Paul Wilson s piece [...]


  • Intelligent, insightful reviews of horror films from the silent era to the present The book is organized by decade and a lengthy essay reviewing that particular decade leads off each chapter Then, the most important horror films of each decade are reviewed in depth in chronological order Interspersed throughout the volume are essays on themes in horror films, such as vampire films, TV horror, etc I don t agree with all the reviews, but they are entertaining and were written by people who obviou [...]



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