Did you know: that William Shatner starred in a 'vampire' movie made entirely in Esperanto? that in the Far East
there is a genre of 'hopping vampire' movies? that there are vampires in a movie called Geek Maggot Bingo? that the
movie Atom Age Vampire features no vampires at all? If you V.I.Q. (Vampire Intelligence Quotient) is lacking, then you
need this book: a guide to the best and the worst vampire movies around the world over the last 80 years. Lavishly
illustrated with photos, lobby cards and posters, it reviews more than 600 movies, with a special 'vampire bat' rating for
each one, and identifies the key trends in celluloid blood-sucking for each decade. Whether you're a cinema buff or a couch
potato, you'll find all you need here: so stock up on garlic and sharpen the stakes ready for a blood-curdling read!
|APPENDIX 1: VAMPIRES ON TV
|APPENDIX 2: INDEX OF FILM REVIEWS
"This concise and incisive volume bears witness to the global appeal offangs that go slurp in the night . . . For vampire voyeurs, this is the definitive guide."
—OUTLOOK, July/August 1993
"Complemented by an excellent array of photos, lobby cards and posters, this is a fun book, obviously put together with a great deal of affection for its subject."
FILM REVIEW, April 1993
"To the current post-Coppola effusion of vampire books Stephen Jones adds one of the best . . . What makes Jones' effort, apart from the critical acumen and occasional wit of his comments, is its range."
—Michael A. Morrison
NECROFILE Issue 8, Spring 1993
"With a superb introduction especially written by Peter Cushing, this is a masterful and definitive work. A perfect book to get your teeth into—sorry!—and very reasonably priced."
STARBURST No.175, March 1993
"Stephen Jones' The Illustrated Vampire Movie Guide is mindblowingly comprehensive, taking a decade-by-decade approach and also encompassing the famous, the obscure, the silly and the downright bizarre . . . Great Peter Cushing foreword, too."
MELODY MAKER, January 9, 1993
"A near definitive list of every vampire movie ever made . . . With an introduction by Peter Cushing, bite-sized reviews and an ingenious rating system (five bats is the highest) this is a book for aficionados as well as the casual bloodsucker."
EMPIRE, January 1993
"The entries are pithy, informed and comprehensive—including many rare, foreign titles—and ratings are given in bat symbols."
TIME OUT, December 16-30, 1992
"The Illustrated Vampire Movie Guide is a delightful—and invaluable compendium. Congratulations on a really outstanding contribution to the genre."
—Robert Bloch (author of Psycho)
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