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Fragments of Fear: An Illustrated History of British Horror Films

Fragments of Fear An Illustrated History of British Horror Films Fragments of Fear is an illustrated history of an often neglected film genre the British Horror Movie The book examines a wide array of British horror films and the stories behind them from the earl

  • Title: Fragments of Fear: An Illustrated History of British Horror Films
  • Author: Andrew Boot
  • ISBN: 9781840680553
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fragments of Fear is an illustrated history of an often neglected film genre the British Horror Movie.The book examines a wide array of British horror films, and the stories behind them, from the early melodramas of Tod Slaughter right through to Hammer and their rivals Tigon and Amicus, plus mavericks like Michael Reeves, sex horror director Peter Walker and recentFragments of Fear is an illustrated history of an often neglected film genre the British Horror Movie.The book examines a wide array of British horror films, and the stories behind them, from the early melodramas of Tod Slaughter right through to Hammer and their rivals Tigon and Amicus, plus mavericks like Michael Reeves, sex horror director Peter Walker and recent talents such as Clibe Barker, director of Hellraiser Films featured range in scope from the sadism of Peeping Tom to the mutant SF of A Clockwork Orange.With plentiful illustrations, author Andy Boot unravels a tangled history and discovers many little known gems amid the familiar images of Hammer and Tigon, including a wealth of exploitation B movies, to establish the British horror movie as a genre which can easily stand up to its lauded American counterpart in the depth and diversity of its scope.

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    1. I found this to be a very average book on horror films, in a world replete with very average books on horror films. The discussion is casual (not dry, dusty and academic), but with it comes a lot of unsubstantiated opinion. Many instances like "This film was better than that one," but with no explanation as to why.Also blown was a chance to showcase the visual art. The photos used in the book seem poor choices, not exciting or interesting at all for the most part (excepting the cover of the book [...]


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