The Art of Horror Movies
Rondo Award winner for Book of the Year 2018
The follow-up title to the award-winning The Art of Horror and compiled by the same creative team as that ground-breaking original volume, this lavishly illustrated sequel takes on the entire history of the horror movie genre, charting the evolution of horror films from the early 1900s to the latest releases. The book is illustrated with over 600 rare and unique images, including posters, lobby cards, advertisements, promotional items, tie-in books and magazines – not to mention original artwork inspired by classic movies (some created especially for this book and published here for the first time).
The chapters – each one opening with an extended overview of the period in question – are organized by decade, starting with the ‘Sinister Silents’ and moving, via the intervening decades of fearsomeness and technicolor terrors, through to ‘The 2000s Maniacs’. Multiple award-winning editor Stephen Jones has assembled a team of stellar chapter authors comprising some of the genre’s most highly respected experts, each contributing incisive commentary on ‘their’ decade. With eye-popping images from over the world, The Art of Horror Movies is the definitive guide for any fan of horror films, and for cinephiles of all ages.
An exclusive foreword by Hollywood director and screenwriter John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, among many notable films).
Hardback, special cover treatment
h 279 x w 248 mm
w 9 ¾ x h 11 inches
US and Canada, French, Japanese