Thursday, April 05, 2007

It's Here!

* 829 Pages.

* 328 Films reviewed

* 156 photographs

* 6 Appendices

* Interviews with: Rebecca Balding (The Silent Scream, The Boogens), Kent Beyda (Fright Night, Humanoids from the Deep), Kevin Connor (Motel Hell, The House Where Evil Dwells), James L. Conway (The Boogens), Ellie Cornell (Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers), Thom Eberhardt (Night of the Comet), Richard Franklin (Road Games, Psycho II, Link), Gloria Gifford (Halloween II), Tom McLoughlin (One Dark Night, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives!), Peter Smokler (Alligator), Lewis Teague (Alligator, Cujo, Cat's Eye) and Ken Russell (Altered States).

The back cover reads: "John Kenneth Muir is back! This time, the author of the acclaimed Horror Films of the 1970s turns his attention to 300 films from the 1980s. From horror franchises like Friday the 13th and Hellraiser to obscurities like The Children and The Boogens, Muir is our informative guide.

Muir introduces the scope of the decades horrors, and offers a history drawing parallels between current events and the nightmares unfolding on cinema screens. Each of the 300 films is discussed with detailed credits, a brief synopsis, a critical commentary, and where applicable, notes on the film's legacy. beyond the 80s. Also included is the author's ranking of the 15 best Horror Films of the 1980s.

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