A Horror Fiends Travel Guide
Written by Leon Marcelo
Santa Monica Press 2006
|I love that we are
seeing books published on movie locations and theres a new book that focuses all
that is horror, its something you guys should be on the lookout for: Creepy Crawls
A Horror Fiends Travel Guide.
Anyone whos been curious about locations were films were made, were horrifying historic events and for anyone who would like to learn were authors like Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe or HP Lovecrafts crafted their ghastly tales are in for 380 pages of fulfillment.
Leon Marcelo writing is somewhere between HP Lovecraft and Forry Ackerman. He uses descriptive words like Lovecraft but in the fun way Ackerman use to in Famous Monsters of Film land.
Marcelo and his wife have spanned the globe to write about horrific real life places in London, Paris and gravesites of Hollywood horror stars.
He covers the horror literature haunts of Stephen King in Bangor, Maine; Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore, Maryland; Washington Irving headless horseman locale in Sleepy Hollow, New York; Massachusetts and Rhode Island the two places that inspired HP Lovecraft.
The cinema is represented by visits to George A. Romeros Pittsburgh locations; places in and around Austin, Texas used in THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE; southern Californias haunts of HALLOWEEN; Dario Argentos horror themed store Profondo Russo Shoppe in Rome, Italy; the perversely possessed & puke ridden Washington D.C. Domain of THE EXORCIST; the real life and cinema spots for THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and where Sean S. Cunningham made FRIDAY THE 13TH, Blairstown, New Jersey.
Written with passion for the subject matter but not taken too seriously Creepy Crawls delivers its title meaning.