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The Rough Guide to Horror Movies is a comprehensive guide to the world''s most terrifying films. The guide includes all the icons, from Boris Karloff to Wes Craven and Frankenstein to Freddie Kruger, including classics from Argentina, Pakistan, South Africa and the recent chillers from East Asia. The canon of fifty essential horror movies features The Cabinet of Dr Caligar The Rough Guide to Horror Movies is a comprehensive guide to the world''s most terrifying films. The guide includes all the icons, from Boris Karloff to Wes Craven and Frankenstein to Freddie Kruger, including classics from Argentina, Pakistan, South Africa and the recent chillers from East Asia. The canon of fifty essential horror movies features The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Switchblade Romance, via Psycho and The Exorcist. Everything you need to know is covered from festivals, adaptations, magazines and merchandise. The guide tells the stories behind the movies that have scared us throughout the twentieth century.


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The Rough Guide to Horror Movies is a comprehensive guide to the world''s most terrifying films. The guide includes all the icons, from Boris Karloff to Wes Craven and Frankenstein to Freddie Kruger, including classics from Argentina, Pakistan, South Africa and the recent chillers from East Asia. The canon of fifty essential horror movies features The Cabinet of Dr Caligar The Rough Guide to Horror Movies is a comprehensive guide to the world''s most terrifying films. The guide includes all the icons, from Boris Karloff to Wes Craven and Frankenstein to Freddie Kruger, including classics from Argentina, Pakistan, South Africa and the recent chillers from East Asia. The canon of fifty essential horror movies features The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Switchblade Romance, via Psycho and The Exorcist. Everything you need to know is covered from festivals, adaptations, magazines and merchandise. The guide tells the stories behind the movies that have scared us throughout the twentieth century.

30 review for The Rough Guide to Horror Movies 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jason Fetters

    A great general survey of horror movies. True fans will be well familiar with the Canon, however newbies can use the Canon as a good, solid starting point. The section I found the most useful was on the Global Picture that shows how different countries produce horror movies and includes Asian horror from Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Malay, Singapore, and the Philippines. I particularly liked reading about French and Scandinavian horror that I did not know much about. As I have the habit of doing A great general survey of horror movies. True fans will be well familiar with the Canon, however newbies can use the Canon as a good, solid starting point. The section I found the most useful was on the Global Picture that shows how different countries produce horror movies and includes Asian horror from Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Malay, Singapore, and the Philippines. I particularly liked reading about French and Scandinavian horror that I did not know much about. As I have the habit of doing, I found a few titles I haven't seen in Global Picture. My only real complaint is how brief the section is on horror movie books. That subject could be a whole book in itself. I would have included Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower. Overall, Alan Jones is passionate about horror movies and makes what could have been a dull book interesting because of that passion. Give it a read and see what you think.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Artur Coelho

    Sem ser enciclopédico, este livro traça um abrangente panorama do cinema de terror, desde a sua génese até à actualidade. Só isto não o distingue de outras obras similares, que falam de filmes de culto, lendários, obscuros, raros ou populares que arrancaram arrepios nas espinhas dos espectadores ou causaram impacto na cultura mediática pelas visões peculiares que encantam ou chocam audiências. Torna-se mais interessante ao abordar os ícones da cinematografia de terror - quer as personagens icóni Sem ser enciclopédico, este livro traça um abrangente panorama do cinema de terror, desde a sua génese até à actualidade. Só isto não o distingue de outras obras similares, que falam de filmes de culto, lendários, obscuros, raros ou populares que arrancaram arrepios nas espinhas dos espectadores ou causaram impacto na cultura mediática pelas visões peculiares que encantam ou chocam audiências. Torna-se mais interessante ao abordar os ícones da cinematografia de terror - quer as personagens icónicas quer os realizadores cuja visão marcou tendências deste género fílmico. Outro ponto de interesse desta obra é um foco com alguma profundidade em cinematografias de outros países que não os suspeitos do costume. Necessariamente superficial, uma vez que não falamos sobre um longo ensaio académico mas sim de um guia, é uma interessante introdução ao género, que deixa água na boca e vontade de ver ou rever velhos filmes de arrepio garantido.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Harold

    A decent little overview of the genre, but more for casual fans than die-hard fanatics (like myself). Not sure I agreed with every title on the 50 Horror Classics list - "Scream" but not "The Thing"?! Still a fun little read overall, and I did enjoy the "Global Picture" section on horror movies around the world. A decent little overview of the genre, but more for casual fans than die-hard fanatics (like myself). Not sure I agreed with every title on the 50 Horror Classics list - "Scream" but not "The Thing"?! Still a fun little read overall, and I did enjoy the "Global Picture" section on horror movies around the world.

  4. 4 out of 5

    James Carter

    Probably the lamest book of The Rough Guide film series, The Rough Guide to Horror Movies is clearly missing scores of horror films. The Canon list is also a joke because some of them aren't even classified as horror films, or at least I didn't think so when I saw them. Films like An American Werewolf in London, Cat People, Dawn of the Dead, Dracula (1931), Eyes Without a Face, Freaks, The Haunting, The Innocents, Near Dark, Peeping Tom, Re-Animator, Scream, The Shining, The Silence of the Lambs Probably the lamest book of The Rough Guide film series, The Rough Guide to Horror Movies is clearly missing scores of horror films. The Canon list is also a joke because some of them aren't even classified as horror films, or at least I didn't think so when I saw them. Films like An American Werewolf in London, Cat People, Dawn of the Dead, Dracula (1931), Eyes Without a Face, Freaks, The Haunting, The Innocents, Near Dark, Peeping Tom, Re-Animator, Scream, The Shining, The Silence of the Lambs, The Sixth Sense, and Suspiria shouldn't have been on the list because they are either rubbish, not horror, awful, or soporific. I can't believe films like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Phantasm, The Wicker Man, Alien, Aliens, The Thing remake, The Brood, The Terminator, The Fly remake, Predator, Candyman, Sleepaway Camp, Flowers in the Attic, Motel Hell, Deranged, The Stepfather, I Spit on Your Grave, The Toxic Avenger, Scanners, The Monster Squad, and Tremors are not among these films. They are all catchy, have something unique to offer, and are memorable films. And no mention of Faces of Death? We can go on and enumerate the many fine horror films from the 70's and 80's, but forget it. The rest of the book is banal to read. All in all, The Rough Guide to Horror Movies isn't really horror in any sense.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Maria Lago

    Not for the initiate, but certainly a good starting point, although it doesn't scape ever single book of these characteristics' curse: it's terribly Anglocentric. Apart from that, good compilation, no surprises, safe bet. Not for the initiate, but certainly a good starting point, although it doesn't scape ever single book of these characteristics' curse: it's terribly Anglocentric. Apart from that, good compilation, no surprises, safe bet.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jason Coffman

    A decent overview of horror film, although inevitably touched by the author's biases. Also some weird omissions and factual errors, but it's still worth a look for anyone just getting into horror films. A decent overview of horror film, although inevitably touched by the author's biases. Also some weird omissions and factual errors, but it's still worth a look for anyone just getting into horror films.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Splenda

    Alan Jones does a thorough job of describing and explaining some of the classics in the horror movie cannon. There is also a nice discussion of the function of the horror genre, as well as a decent breakdown of a lot of the themes involved in the genre.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    good list

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Schilz

    A very surface level look at the "whats" of horror films. A very surface level look at the "whats" of horror films.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Heather Domin

    3.5 stars. A good primer for new fans, with enough trivia to satisfy buffs. I particularly liked the global section and the resource pages.

  11. 4 out of 5

    JM Cozzoli

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  12. 4 out of 5

    Conal Cochran

  13. 4 out of 5

    Declan O'Farrell

  14. 4 out of 5

    J. Dallas

  15. 4 out of 5

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  16. 5 out of 5

    Ugo Phillips

  17. 4 out of 5

    Evan

  18. 5 out of 5

    Phil Leonard

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chris Burton

  20. 4 out of 5

    Krysten

  21. 5 out of 5

    Onur Yıldız

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rodney Blair

  23. 5 out of 5

    StuntmanMarc

  24. 5 out of 5

    Chad Blue

  25. 5 out of 5

    Victor Takac

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amy Thomson

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    Mike

  28. 5 out of 5

    Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kaci

  30. 4 out of 5

    Aaron Boyd

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