Music..To wit, what sets this volume apart from others of its type is its many-voiced format. The participants range in age from 16 to 74. They are male and female. They hail from all over the U.S., England, Belgium, Scotland, Australia, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, and elsewhere. They are actors, clerks, students, librarians, office temps, retired grandparents, graphic designers, warehouse managers... Between these pages is proof positive that horror fans come in all shapes and sizes; we’re not all the pierced goth kids in black t-shirts that the civilians seem to envision (although we do have a few of those as well).
Movies..Alien / Aliens, An American Werewolf in London / The Howling, Asylum, The Beast from 20, 000 Fathoms, The Beyond, The Birds, The Black Cat, Black Christmas, Black Sunday, The Blair Witch Project, The Blob, Blood and Black Lace, Blood Feast / 2000 Maniacs!, The Body Snatcher, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Cannibal Holocaust, Carrie, Cat People, Child’s Play, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Curse of Frankenstein, Curse of the Demon aka Night of the Demon, Dawn of The Dead / Day of the Dead, Dead of Night, Les Diaboliques, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dracula, Dracula aka Horror of Dracula, Eraserhead, The Evil Dead / Evil Dead II, The Exorcist, Eyes Without a Face, The Fly (1958) / The Fly (1986), Frankenstein / Bride of Frankenstein, Freaks, Friday the 13th, Godzilla, Der Golem, Halloween, The Haunting, Hellraiser, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, House of Usher, House on Haunted Hill, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Innocents, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Invisible Man, Island of Lost Souls, I Walked With a Zombie, Jacob’s Ladder, Jaws, Jurassic Park, King Kong, The Last House on the Left, Mad Love, Martin, The Masque of the Red Death, The Mummy, Mystery of the Wax Museum / House of Wax, Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nosferatu, The Omen, Onibaba, Peeping Tom, Phantasm, The Phantom of the Opera, Plan Nine from Outer Space, Poltergeist, Profondo Rosso aka Deep Red, Psycho, Re-Animator, Repulsion, Return of the Living Dead, Ringu, Rosemary’s Baby, Scream, Se7en, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Shining, Shivers aka They Came from Within, The Silence of the Lambs, The Sixth Sense, The Stepford Wives, Suspiria, The Terminator, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Them!, The Thing from Another World / The Thing, The Uninvited, Videodrome, Village of the Damned, War of the Worlds, Westworld, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, White Zombie, The Wicker Man, Witchfinder General aka The Conqueror Worm, The Wolf Man
Books..Finally, we offer this as a sampler platter from the massive buffet that is the genre; an introductory class, if you will, at “Horror U.” It’s for the casual fan who is looking to get into the pool but isn’t sure where to start as well as the experienced viewer who has seen all the films listed and just wants to hang out with some like-minded folks. Basically, it’s for everyone who has ever trolled the horror aisles at the video store or furtively scanned the TV listings for the words, “melodrama,” “thriller,” or “horror,” depending on your age group.
Heroes..All 78 of the fantastic contributors from all over the globe who made HORROR 101 a reality. You guys rock!
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HORROR 101:
Bringing a refreshingly egalitarian approach to the subject, Horror 101 collects musings on our favorite chillers not by the expected assortment of critics and filmmakers, but the audience... the fans themselves. Young and old, male and female, located all over the globe. From Alien through The Wicker Man, each entry brings a breath of fresh air to the consideration of seminal movies many of us thought had been analyzed to death.
--Joe Dante, director, The Howling, Piranha, Gremlins
A master stroke...absolutely different and essential. If you find yourself feeling negative about the horror genre, you need to take a look at this book.
--Nick Digilio, News/Talk 720 WGNRadio Chicago
These are not just fanboys that like their gore and monsters; rather they are passionate folks who give great insight to all things horror and the macabre.
--Tiffany Shepis, scream queen, Tromeo & Juliet, Nightmare Man
The primer every sci-fi and horror student needs for a compelling and intellectual glimpse into the classroom of genre movies.
-- John Stanley, author, Creature Features, I Was a TV Horror Host
A great read for both veterans and those new to the horror genre…Highly recommended!!
--Aaron Crowell, HorrorHound Magazine
A fine collection of criticism, something different. This is a book of enthusiasm, reminding us why we love horror movies...
-- Michael W. Mayo, author, VideoHound's Horror Show
A masterpiece of fan literature and an indispensable review companion for some of the most treasured, and loathed, works of horror cinema.
--Uncle Bill, DeadPit.com
I LOVE this book!! Fascinating reading…should be on every horror fan’s required reading list.
-- Elaine Lamkin, bloody-disgusting.com
An extremely fun and informative read... If you don't know these movies, you should, and Dr. AC and his worldwide [team of] contributors break them down with great efficiency and insight.
--Mike & Rowdy J., The Horror Debate.com
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