The entire history of the horror cinema is covered in this amazing book. Almost all the classics, as well as other memorable standout films are discussed.
Some of the strongest images from these films are on full color display in the way Taschen has become noted for. Slick paper, dead on writing with lots of color photos and you've got yourself quite a book.
The writers have broken down the genre into ten chapters that encompass the
spectrum of horror films; Part One - Slashers & Serial Killers, Part Two - Cannibals, Freaks & Hillbillies, Part Three - Revenge of Nature & Environmental Horror, Part Four - Science-Fiction Horror, Part Five - The Living Dead, Part Six - Ghosts, & Haunted Houses,
Part Seven - Possession, Demons & Tricksters, Part Eight - Voodoo, Cults & Satanists, Part Nine - Vampires & Werewolves and Part Ten - The Monstrous-Feminine.
A lifelong fan of horror I found HORROR CINEMA a nice refresher of what makes up our wonderful genre. The images captivated me from front to back cover. My favorite photos include; the iconic & copied
silhouette shot of Norman Bates on top of the outdoor stairs looking to the looming house in PSYCHO, the color and black & white photo of Michael (The Shape) Myers in HALLOWEEN, some excellent shots of Tom Savini's work in FRIDAY THE 13TH, a great shot of Boris Karloff as The Monster in FRANKENSTEIN, three action stills from POLTERGEIST, the unforgettable shot of Father Merrin arriving for work at MacNeil house
in THE EXORCIST and three moody stills from CARRIE.
This book is true celebration of what is so great about horror films and I wouldn't be without it.