Winner of the Silver Award for Best Performing Arts book in ForeWord magazine’s Book Of The Year Awards 2009.
This large format paperback book presents a comprehensive analysis and overview of the state of horror cinema at the start of the 21st Century.
Axelle Carolyn discusses and dissects films from the Asian remake trend of The Ring and The Grudge to the so-called torture porn of the Saw and Hostel series, taking in independents and foreign productions as well as the blockbusters.
Illustrated in full colour, with numerous photos from the films discussed, It Lives Again! is your definitive guide to modern cinematic horror.
Foreword by Neil Marshall and Introduction by Mick Garris.
192pp large format paperback. Illustrated in full colour throughout.
ISBN 978-1-84583-182-0 (pb)
Published 22 February 2021
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Axelle Carolyn has been a horror fan for as long as she can remember. Brought up on a steady diet of scary movies and Stephen King novels, she soon began contributing to several genre websites, then to Fangoria, SFX, L’Ecran Fantastique and The Dark Side, for whom she conducted hundreds of interviews and covered dozens of festivals and film shoots. She wrote a monthly column on horror movies on the entertainment website IGN.com, and also started writing fiction. Axelle is an actress too, and her credits include Universal Pictures’ Doomsday and Celador’s The Descent 2.
More recently she has turned to directing, and her debut feature was Soulmate (2013). More recently she wrote an episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (‘Chapter Nine: The Returned Man’ 2018) and directed an episode of The Haunting of Bly Manor (‘The Romance of Certain Old Clothes’ 2020). Her next feature as director is The Manor (2021).