Great Books on Horror Film

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Ten Years of Terror: British Horror Films of the Seventies
1.  Ten Years of Terror: British Horror Films of the Seventies by Harvey Fenton
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  "The most gorgeous book on horror film I own.  Great analysis and TONS of photos from the greatest decade of British horror."
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Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema
2.  Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema by Jamie Russell
The list author says:
  "Finally a good book on zombie films!  Lots of pictures, smart text, and an exhaustive filmography.  Everything from FAB press is fantastic."
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Horror, The Film Reader (In Focus: Routledge Film Readers)
3.  Horror, The Film Reader (In Focus: Routledge Film Readers) by Mark Jancovich
The list author says:
  "This is the book I use in my class on horror film.  Accessible readings for undergraduates.  Classic essays are cut down to managable size."
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Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film
4.  Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film by Carol J. Clover
The list author says:
  "Classic study of gender in slasher films.  The chapter on rape/revenge films is great."
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Flesh & Blood: Compendium
5.  Flesh & Blood: Compendium by Harvey Fenton
The list author says:
  "Hours and hours and hours of reading pleasure.  Articles and reviews from Flesh and Blood magazine.  Just look at the cover: you know you want it."
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Shock Horror
6.  Shock Horror by Harvey Fenton
The list author says:
  "Video nasties.  Yessssss!!!"
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Offensive Films
7.  Offensive Films by Mikita Brottman
The list author says:
  "Smart and entertaining study of "cinema vomitif."  Includes chapters on Freaks, The Tingler, Bloodfeast, Snuff, Tx Chainsaw, Cannibal Holocaust, Mondo, and Irreversible.  What a line-up!!!"
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Necronomicon I: The Journal of Horror and Erotic Cinema
8.  Necronomicon I: The Journal of Horror and Erotic Cinema by Andy Black
The list author says:
  "Essays on lesbian vampires, Barbara Steele, Evil Dead, HP Lovecraft films, Dario Argento, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Ms. 45, Deep Throat and more."
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Necronomicon II: The Journal of Horror and Erotic Cinema (Bk. 2)
9.  Necronomicon II: The Journal of Horror and Erotic Cinema (Bk. 2) by Andy Black
The list author says:
  "Essays on SS explotation (Ilsa!), Jesus Franco, Romero, Cemetary Man, De Sade and more."
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Necronomicon: Book Three
10.  Necronomicon: Book Three by Andy Black
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  "I don't have 3 and 4 yet, but I'm sure they're good."
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Necronomicon: Book Four
11.  Necronomicon: Book Four by Andy Black
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Killing for Culture: Death Film from Mondo to Snuff (Creation Cinema Collection)
12.  Killing for Culture: Death Film from Mondo to Snuff (Creation Cinema Collection) by David Kerekes
The list author says:
  "My favorite of the Cinema Creation film studies books.  Absolutely brilliant.  Covers death in feature films (Snuff, Peeping Tom, Videodrome, etc.), Mondo, and Death Film (Faces of Death, TV footage)"
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Inside Teradome: An Illustrated History of Freak Film (Creation Cinema Collection)
13.  Inside Teradome: An Illustrated History of Freak Film (Creation Cinema Collection) by Jack Hunter
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  "This book would be worth it for the photos alone but the text is also smart."
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Fragments of Fear: An Illustrated History of British Horror Films (Creation Cinema Collection)
14.  Fragments of Fear: An Illustrated History of British Horror Films (Creation Cinema Collection) by Andy Boot
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  "There's not a lot of analysis in this one, but it's worth it as a descriptive filmography."
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House of Horror: The Complete Hammer Films Story (Creation Cinema Collection)
15.  House of Horror: The Complete Hammer Films Story (Creation Cinema Collection) by Jack Hunter
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  "HAMMER!"
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The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema
16.  The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema by Nikolas Schreck
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  "Satan and his devotees on film."
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Bad Blood: An Illustrated Guide to Psycho Cinema
17.  Bad Blood: An Illustrated Guide to Psycho Cinema by Christian Fuchs
The list author says:
  "Case histories of real killers and the films based on their "work."  Also a section about fictional screen killers."
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The Horror Reader
18.  The Horror Reader by Ken Gelder
The list author says:
  "In my opinion, the editor truncated these essays too much.  Still, it's not a bad place to start (but you'll want to find the good articles in their full versions)."
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Danse Macabre
19.  Danse Macabre by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "Reading this is like watching movies with someone who's really stoned when you're sober.  King rambles and cracks himself up, which cracks *me* up.  A fun read."
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The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror; Revised Edition with a New Afterword
20.  The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror; Revised Edition with a New Afterword by David J. Skal
The list author says:
  "The ubiquitous Skal doesn't do much analysis, but this is a pretty good basic history of mainstream horror.  Good for undergrads."
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Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film (Inside Popular Film)
21.  Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film (Inside Popular Film) by Harry M. Benshoff
The list author says:
  "It's too bad this is out of print because it's the only book on the subject.  It's great on films from the 30s through 60s but someone needs to do an update."
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Planks of Reason: Essays on the Horror Film
22.  Planks of Reason: Essays on the Horror Film by Christopher Sharrett
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  "More good essays."
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The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series)
23.  The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series) by Barbara Creed
The list author says:
  "Good feminist reading of the abject in horror film."
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The Philosophy of Horror: Or, Paradoxes of the Heart
24.  The Philosophy of Horror: Or, Paradoxes of the Heart by Noel Carroll
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  "I haven't gotten around to reading this yet, but the excerpts I've read are interesting."
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Beyond Horror Holocaust: A Deeper Shade of Red
25.  Beyond Horror Holocaust: A Deeper Shade of Red by Chas Balun
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  "On my wish list."
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