This magnificent companion to the award-winning The Art of Horror, from the same creative team behind that acclaimed illustrated
volume, looks at the entire history of the horror film, from the early 1900s to the latest releases and trends. Through
a series of informative chapters and sidebars chronologically charting the evolution of horror movies for over a century,
and profusely illustrated with over 600 rare and unique images including posters, lobby cards, advertisements,
promotional items, tie-in books and magazines, and original artwork inspired by classic movies, this handsomely
designed hardcover celebrates the actors, filmmakers, and artists who were responsible for scaring the pants off
successive generations of movie-goers. Compiled by multiple award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, and with
a foreword Introduction by director and screenwriter John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), this volume brings
together fascinating and incisive commentary from some of the genre's most highly respected experts. With eye-popping
images from all over the world—including previously unpublished artwork commissioned especially for this
book—The Art of Horror Movies is the definitive guide for any fan of horror films and cinephiles of all ages.
|FOREWORD: THE ICONOGRAPHY OF HORROR
|INTRODUCTION: PAINTING WITH LIGHT AND SHADOWS
|THE SINISTER SILENTS
||Sir Christopher Frayling|
|THE THRILLING THIRTIES
|THE FRIGHTENING FORTIES
|THE FEARSOME FIFTIES
||David J. Schow|
|THE STYLISH SIXTIES
|THE SATANIC SEVENTIES
|THE EVIL EIGHTIES
|THE NASTY NINETIES
|THE 2000S MANIACS
"The seriously page-turning coffee table book The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History by Stephen Jones not only looks at the entire history of the horror film, but also assaults the eyes (in a good way) with a seemingly endless cavalcade of film posters. Trace the evolution of horror films through decades of horror filmmaking and get lost in over six hundred arresting images from the films that made us jump and fear the dark."
KIRKUS, November 22, 2017
"A lavishly illustrated and beautifully presented history of horror movies . . . A stunning piece of work that deserves to be on the shelves of every discerning horror fan."
SCI-FI BULLETIN, October 31, 2017
"Divided into nine chapters that cover the various periods of celluloid terror, The Art of Horror Movies not only provides the promised visual history, but also a brief but highly informative written account of the decades' standout films . . . If you're a horror movie fan (and if not, why not?), a lover of cinema in general, or just like looking at stunning images, this book is for you. A potted history of the genre and some of the most beautiful film posters ever created, what's not to love?"
"It's a only a few times a year that a horror genre book comes out that is so stunning, it becomes a must-own right out of the gate . . . this year's perfect coffee table book."
—HORRORNEWS.NET, October 12, 2017
"Primarily a history of the lobby cards and posters that advertised the genre, The Art of Horror Movies shows that those
artifacts are, like the films they represent, a mixed terrain whose lowlands of unconscionable schlock rise through foothills of
mediocrity to peaks of artistry . . . British horror writer Stephen Jones edited The Art of Horror Movies with an eye toward encompassing the scope of a genre that-like many of its monsters-refuses to die."
SHEPHERD EXPRESS, August 30, 2017