web site hit counter Horror Films - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Horror Films

Availability: Ready to download

Often subject to more cuts at the hands of the censor than a serial killer's razor, the horror film has a fascinating history, not only as film study but also as a look at what has been considered acceptable for the public to view, and what the state will allow its citizens to see. But for the most part horror films are about entertainment—consistently profitable, eminentl Often subject to more cuts at the hands of the censor than a serial killer's razor, the horror film has a fascinating history, not only as film study but also as a look at what has been considered acceptable for the public to view, and what the state will allow its citizens to see. But for the most part horror films are about entertainment—consistently profitable, eminently enjoyable. From horror cinema’s beginnings in the late 19th century to the latest splatter films, from the chills of the ghost film to the terror of the living dead, there is more than enough here to keep fans awake at night. Among the many films discussed are the popular Dracula, Evil Dead, Frankenstein, Halloween, Ringu, Scream, and The Sixth Sense, as well as the more unusual Black Cat, The Living Dead Girl, Nang Nak, Rouge, and Les Yeux sans Visage. The guide also profiles such popular directors as Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Hideo Nakata, and Sam Raimi; as well as cult directors from around the world, including Coffin Joe, Jean Rollin, and Michele Soavi.


Compare

Often subject to more cuts at the hands of the censor than a serial killer's razor, the horror film has a fascinating history, not only as film study but also as a look at what has been considered acceptable for the public to view, and what the state will allow its citizens to see. But for the most part horror films are about entertainment—consistently profitable, eminentl Often subject to more cuts at the hands of the censor than a serial killer's razor, the horror film has a fascinating history, not only as film study but also as a look at what has been considered acceptable for the public to view, and what the state will allow its citizens to see. But for the most part horror films are about entertainment—consistently profitable, eminently enjoyable. From horror cinema’s beginnings in the late 19th century to the latest splatter films, from the chills of the ghost film to the terror of the living dead, there is more than enough here to keep fans awake at night. Among the many films discussed are the popular Dracula, Evil Dead, Frankenstein, Halloween, Ringu, Scream, and The Sixth Sense, as well as the more unusual Black Cat, The Living Dead Girl, Nang Nak, Rouge, and Les Yeux sans Visage. The guide also profiles such popular directors as Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Hideo Nakata, and Sam Raimi; as well as cult directors from around the world, including Coffin Joe, Jean Rollin, and Michele Soavi.

30 review for Horror Films

  1. 5 out of 5

    Gwen

    I really enjoyed the commentary in this one. I'm glad that the author doesn't give ratings and instead gives detailed explanations for their opinions on what they think does and doesn't work in horror films. I really like what he says about Argento's films in relation to aesthetics versus realism. I really enjoyed the commentary in this one. I'm glad that the author doesn't give ratings and instead gives detailed explanations for their opinions on what they think does and doesn't work in horror films. I really like what he says about Argento's films in relation to aesthetics versus realism.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

    There are some fascinating arguments made around revolving around horror movies. Coupled with that, the book's organization is very well thought out and opts for a look at the seminal works of the genre across multiple different cultures. While you might not agree with some of the value judgments made through the book, there are definitely aspects of the book that would be helpful for the genre researcher. There are some fascinating arguments made around revolving around horror movies. Coupled with that, the book's organization is very well thought out and opts for a look at the seminal works of the genre across multiple different cultures. While you might not agree with some of the value judgments made through the book, there are definitely aspects of the book that would be helpful for the genre researcher.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Guy Haley

    Kamera have been busily knocking out these books on film, by genre, type and director, for a while now, and they build up to a nice looking row on your shelf. But the titles suffer for their brevity, and it’s hard to know who’d find these useful. It’s the old “too detailed for beginners, not detailed enough for the experts” dilemma. The initial discussion on what horror is, why we love it and the history of it in cinema is interesting enough, as are the introductions to the book’s sections, brok Kamera have been busily knocking out these books on film, by genre, type and director, for a while now, and they build up to a nice looking row on your shelf. But the titles suffer for their brevity, and it’s hard to know who’d find these useful. It’s the old “too detailed for beginners, not detailed enough for the experts” dilemma. The initial discussion on what horror is, why we love it and the history of it in cinema is interesting enough, as are the introductions to the book’s sections, broken down by region. But the catalogue of films these head are too patchy, the entries too brief, to make this an essential reference work. A book of more extensive essays on the subject, backed with a list of essential viewing and further reading would have been far more enlightening. Horror Films is accessibly written, and the authors know and love their subject. But anyone who is interested enough in horror to want a book on it is going to discover much more than Horror Films can offer quickly – there are more comprehensive works out there, though it may provide a useful starting point for teenager, perhaps someone wanting to write an A-level essay on the subject. The book comes accompanied by a disc of three recent British horror shorts. These are all top quality offerings, and make a welcome addition to the publication.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jason Coffman

    This is probably the best of these little genre guides I've read so far. In less than 200 pages, it covers horror cinema from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. The structure allows the author to offer up quick reviews of the history of horror in each region followed by a chronological list of reviews of major films. A great place to start if you're curious to learn about horror films! This is probably the best of these little genre guides I've read so far. In less than 200 pages, it covers horror cinema from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. The structure allows the author to offer up quick reviews of the history of horror in each region followed by a chronological list of reviews of major films. A great place to start if you're curious to learn about horror films!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Felix

    Instead of providing an overview of the genre's development, this book is more or less just a collection of the authors' very short reviews sorted by year of production and by country of origin. I was disappointed. The 'free' DVD included is nice but doesn't make the book any better (only more expensive, probably). Instead of providing an overview of the genre's development, this book is more or less just a collection of the authors' very short reviews sorted by year of production and by country of origin. I was disappointed. The 'free' DVD included is nice but doesn't make the book any better (only more expensive, probably).

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    A great overview of the genre, including plenty of non US fare. My international horror film repertoire is lacking so I'm glad for the suggestions offered! Easy to understand and organized logically. A great overview of the genre, including plenty of non US fare. My international horror film repertoire is lacking so I'm glad for the suggestions offered! Easy to understand and organized logically.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lily

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elliot

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nick

  10. 5 out of 5

    Earl Woods

  11. 4 out of 5

    Melvin Van t hof

  12. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

  13. 4 out of 5

    Adam Nelson

  14. 4 out of 5

    Steven Heywood

  15. 5 out of 5

    David

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cairnraiser

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nick Cox

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kaci

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jorge

  21. 4 out of 5

    Gemma Innes

  22. 5 out of 5

    K.j. Muldoon

  23. 5 out of 5

    Misfit

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lee

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mariliis Elizabeth Holzmann

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mr Daniel Padian

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kurt

  29. 4 out of 5

    Chris Fletcher

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dylan

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.