Horror Films - Virgin Film
By (author) James Marriott
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Horror Films - Virgin Film by James Marriott
Book DescriptionFrom the Slick horror of Alien, Scream and The Ring and the cult classics Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy to the slasher icons Jason, Freddy and Leatherface, horror just won't stay dead. The genre has earned its place in the moviegoing psyche, with many of the key films spawning numerous copycats. But what are the 20 most influential horror films of all time? And what made them so important? James Marriott give an incisive account of the definitive works (and the most influential directors) of the genre over the last 80 years - from silent Expressionist classics to Japanese wraiths. The book reveals the inspiration behind each film and examines the choice of director, cast, soundtrack and marketing. Marriott analyzes the critical reception of each film and examines the subsequent impact on the industry and the public worldwide.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753512531
(195mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - James Marriott
James Marriott is the author of Virgin Books' Tourist Trap, Danger Down Under and Holidaymakers from Hell (all written as Patrick Blackden).
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