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A History of Horror,
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A History of Horror is an engaging overview of the history of horror cinema. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the subject, or who wants to know more about the genre. Dixon is a great writer, and I was impressed by the ground he managed to cover in only 210 pages. The only negative to the book is he sometimes slips into a "those were the days" routine, forcing his particular vision of what horror should be on the reader. I love a moody atmospheric film that doesn't rely on gore as much as the next person, but that isn't the only flavor out there that has merit.