Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen Since the 1960s
by Kim Newman
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781408805039
Date: 18 April 2011 List Price £30.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Kim Newman's seminal work covering the history of modern horror film, first seen in 1988 has been updated by the author and is now reissued by Bloomsbury.
"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."