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Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s

Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s

Author: Kim Newman
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Now over twenty years old, the original edition of Nightmare Movies has retained its place as a true classic of cult film criticism. In this new edition, Kim Newman brings his seminal work completely up to date, both reassessing his earlier evaluations and adding a second part that analyses the last two decades of horror films with all the wit, intelligence and insight for which he is known. Since the publication of the first edition, horror has been on a gradual upswing and has gained a new and stronger hold over the film industry. Newman negotiates his way through a vast back catalogue of horror and charts the on-screen progress of our collective fears and bogeymen, from the low-budget slasher movies of the 1960s, through to the slick releases of the 2000s. Nightmare Movies is an invaluable companion that not only provides a newly updated history of the darker side of film but also acts as a truly entertaining guide with which to explore the less well-trodden paths of horror and rediscover the classics with a newly instructed eye.

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Launch event planned at the BFI, to include a conversation with Mark Kermode and a screening of one of Kim Newman's favourite horror films. Review coverage expected on publication, in both the general and specialist film press.
'Nightmare Movies is thrice welcome. As a guide to the current movements in horror cinema, it is indispensable. As a work of analysis, it is insightful and incisive. And as a book of celebration, written by a man who takes a healthy pleasure in his subject, it is a joy.' Clive Barker 'Nightmare Movies is indeed a cinematic Encyclopedia of Evil!' Robert Bloch 'Nightmare Movies: the widest ranging study of the modern horror film - detailed, incisive, and a great deal of fun - the book that reaches horror films that other books don't reach' Ramsey Campbell
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General Fields

  • : 9781408805039
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : April 2011
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 611
  • : 640
  • : Kim Newman
  • : Two 16-pg color inserts