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by James Marriot,Kim Newman

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If you see a horror film guide with Marriott & Newman, it's probably some iteration of this book.

James Marriott is also the author of Horror Films (Virgin Books), a series of essays for Creation Books and is a regular . Marriott and Newman are easy to read and have a genuine enthusiasm about their style, whether writing about James Whale or Lucio Fulci.

Leading film critic, award-winning novelist, and frequent TV and radio broadcaster, Kim Newman has been a familiar face on arts programmes for many years. Definately recommended for horror fans. Will appeal to newcomers and the initiated.

Horror: The Complete Guide to the Cinema of Fear. James Marriott, Kim Newman. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory wbb0012636902. Published by Andre Deutsch Ltd (2006). ISBN 10: 0233002014 ISBN 13: 9780233002019.

by James Marriott and Kim Newman. Packed with photographs of some terrifying scenes in cinema history, this comprehensive guide traces the story of horror, decade-by-decade, and provides a critique of over 250 films, plus any TV series and literature that informed them.

James Patrick Blackden Marriott (6 September 1972 – 28 July 2012) was an English film critic and writer of fiction and non-fiction

James Patrick Blackden Marriott (6 September 1972 – 28 July 2012) was an English film critic and writer of fiction and non-fiction. James was educated at Rokeby Preparatory School and Wellington College, Berkshire. A graduate of the University of Manchester, he completed an MA in Film Studies at University of Exeter in 2010.

Kim Newman, James Marriott. In this book 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 with photographs 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.

His book, Horror: the Definitive Guide to the Cinema of Fear (published by André Deutsch (2006. He began working as a library assistant at Bristol University's Arts and Social Sciences Library in October 2003

Marriott and Newman's. guide takes readers through global horror cinema from countries as far afield as Japan and Brazil, identifying the scariest, most colourful and downright bizarre.

Marriott and Newman's. Beautifully catalogued and laid out, the book provides an unique and superb introduction for beginners as well as something new for the die-hard horror fan. (Carlton, hardback, 25). What’s On Listings 18-24 April.

Packed with photographs of the most terrifying scenes in cinema history, this unique, definitive, comprehensive guide traces the story of horror over the past century, decade-by-decade, and provides a witty and informative critique ofmore than250 films, plusthe TV series and literature that informed them. With feature spreads on related themes appearing throughout—from vampires, ghosts, and comedy horror, to the occult, giallo, cannibalism, and serial killers—this book offers a superb introduction for beginners as well as something new for the die-hard horror fan. Each sectionhas a detailed introduction looking at the development of the genre, followed by an A-Z review listing of key films, with feature spreads on dominant themes.

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Of course this list can't be complete (and now it is twenty years old) but it is still a great place to start for a survey of horror literature. For those of us who take horror literature seriously, this is one of the essential nonfiction books to have - along with Danse Macabre, On Writing Horror, and Lovecraft's Supernatural Horror in Literature. This is a great resource to read the masters themselves talking about their heroes and what makes good literature. Not only do we have essays ABOUT Poe and Lovecraft - we have essays BY Poe and Lovecraft, along with Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, etc. For a genre that produces so much bad writing, it is invaluable to have a guide to point us toward the good stuff.

Now, of course, this list isn't exhaustive. There are many titles that are not included (which is why the book has a sequel). Tastes vary, so I'm not necessarily a fan of EVERY title selected. Also, to be original, some contributors select titles that are just NOT horror. (I think that most horror fans agree that the horror of Johnny Got His Gun is not the type of horror we are talking about here.) Fortunately, the books are listed chronologically, with no attempt to compare their relative merits.
A decent collection in which even the more widely read horror fan will encounter new and interesting works. The reviews range from the erudite and entertaining to the dopey and dull. Some authors know how to review a book; others do not. Again, every horror fan will have one or more "but-they-didn't-include" objections (mine: Meyrick's the Golem), but unless you're prepared to pay for a thousand-page doorstopper, this is probably as good as it gets. Good enough, in fact that I intend to purchase the companion volume.
This book is an amazing list of horror books with comments from various horror authors who review/comment on the books in the list. You not only get to find out which books are considered classics and/or noteworthy but gain insights into each book/collection from masters of horror/fantasy/sci-fi.

This book is like a key that unlocks a whole other realm of possibilities and I just had to put in a 5 star review upon seeing this on amazon again.

Check out the other more lengthy reviews for more details.
Great introduction to early horror stories. Great to find out what authors you like to read to see who they enjoy reading or what story inspired them to write. Great refence book...a must for any horror fan!
If your new to horror or just want to find some good recommendation definitely pick this up. Not only does give a list and reviews by authors of their favorites but there's also a list recommendation from way back to just a few years ago. Definitely worth it.
crapcrapcrap. i mean come on-ok, this book is sometimes interesting but the books it cites and reviews are not scary. so far at this books suggestion i have read 1. haunting of hill house (decent but not real scary) 2. arabian nightmare-boring as sh%t 3. october country (while this book is the most interesting of the 3-and i still have not read most of it-but what i have read is not scary) and 4. the cellar-interesting to a point but still not scary and the ending is lame. it also mentions salems lot which i read before and wanted to shoot stephen king for being so unbelievably dull(but tried to overcome this by remembering that i loved the shining and rose madder). anyway, not a fan of this book so far.
This is a fantastic resource. I am working on assembling a reading list for a book club themed around the history and evolution of horror. While Supernatural Horror in Literature can do a good job carrying my into the 1930's, this takes me on the same journey but up into the 1980's. I can fill out a list from the last few decades on my own.

Several of these essays sold me on whether or not I would find a book compelling, and many convinced me to give some books a chance. Some of these made me downright itchy to read. And some of these books are criminally out of print and unavailable for a reasonable price. My only significant regret is that I will not be able to fit more on the reading list for the book club, while simultaneously my own list has received significant fattening.
This updated version of the 1988 Bram Stoker Award winner is appealing for several reasons. First, it's a modern classic in horror scholarship, a survey of horror literature spanning fifteen centuries, several genres, and a plethora of authors. Second, there's the thrill of reading great writers' thoughts about their favorite authors--Stephen King on Robert Marasco, Peter Straub on King, and Ed Bryant on Dan Simmons among others. Third, it's basically a big list of good books. The 100 entries combined with an extensive list of recommended titles (now updated through 1997) have enriched my reading for years. Plus, I'm always gratified when knowledgable people reel off their recommendations--their picks send me scurrying to used bookstores in search of new treasures.
In their introduction, Messrs. Jones and Newman express their hope that the book is "...informative and fun," also stating that it "should offer a guide for the relative newcomer to the subject, but also some meat for the veteran afficionado. We hope we've succeeded in giving a working overview of an often maligned field of literature." I, for one, think they've achieved their goal--Horror: 100 Best Books is a worthwhuile addition to library of any horror maven, a useful, entertaining work that belongs on the shelf next to books like King's Danse Macabre, Winter's Faces of Fear, Skal's The Horror Show and Wiater's Dark Thoughts on Writing.
Horror: The Definitive Guide to the Cinema of Fear download epub
Author: James Marriot,Kim Newman
ISBN: 0233002014
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Movies
Language: English
Publisher: Andre Deutsch (October 1, 2008)
Pages: 256 pages