Freddy, Jason, Frankenstein, and Dracula are just a few of the thrilling movie monsters in this illustrated, collectible reference guide. Monsters from major as well as minor horror films are brought back to life through domestic and international posters, movie stills, and publicity shots. Engaging commentary from leading horror fiction writers, editors, anthologists, and scholars accompany more than 400 movie posters and publicity stills from the early 20th century through to the present day. Not only will you revisit such iconic movies as The Shining, Child's Play, Halloween, Godzilla, and Jaws, to name just a few, you will also learn about the cultural and technological developments that have played a role in the history of the indelible movie monster. Whether you're a screenwriter, producer, director, actor, or just a fan, this reference guide is an invaluable resource about one of our greatest movie genres.
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John Edgar Browning has written several books on movie monsters, including Dracula, vampires, and other undead creatures. He is a Ph.D. student and Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow at the State University of New York at Buffalo.Review:
"John Edgar Browning's Graphic Horror is a valuable tool for scholars and aficionados of horror films who are looking for an overview of the genre that includes many titles not widely known. . . . The resulting product is a sort of scholarly coffee-table book that invites casual browsing, enabling the reader to understand individual horror films in their historical and social contexts. . . . I found myself updating my Netflix cue and writing down lists of books to get from the library."
--June Pulliam (ed.), Dead Reckonings: A Review of Horror Literature, no. 13 (2013): 102-102
"[Graphic Horror] is an entertaining coffee table book made up of loads of colorful classic horror movie posters, stills from films, and brief tidbits or reactions to each film by well-known. . . . writers, anthologists, scholars, and editors including Mort Castle, Brian Stableford, Katherine Ramsland, Ramsey Campbell, Nancy Kilpatrick, and Tony Timpone."
--Ellen Datlow (ed.), The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Five
"I've always enjoyed horror movie posters . . . and John Edgar Browning's Graphic Horror: Movie Monster Memories uses this unique art form to trace the history of monster movies from the early 20th century to today. . . . present[ing] a fascinating and attractive timeline featuring over 400 posters (including some cool foreign ones) and movie stills spread out over almost 200 pages. . . . Whether you're a horror fan or newcomer to the genre, though, you should be able to find something of value in Graphic Horror."
--Mark H. Harris, Horror & Suspense Guide for About.com
"People pay big money each year to be frightened out of their wits at movies. Horror films have been around since the early part of the last century and are loved by millions. In John Edgar Browning's new book, Graphic Horror: Movie Monster Memories, readers are given a guided tour through the decades via photos of some of the most terrifying movies ever created. . . . [Graphic Horror] make[s] a fascinating journey through the bloody halls of cinematic horror. Do yourself and favor and don't read this book alone at night." --Boyce McClain's Collector's Corner (bamcc-bam.blogspot.com)
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