Silver Scream – Vol 2 (Guide to 40 Classic Horror Movies)

Silver Scream – Vol 2 (Guide to 40 Classic Horror Movies)

Written by Steven Warren Hill

40 Classic Horror Movies 1941-1951

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363pp. A5 paperback original. Illustrated with many black and white photographs.
ISBN 978-1-84583-029-8 (pb)
Published 1 April 2010

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From somnambulist kidnappers stalking the streets of an expressionist nightmare to an ambulatory alien vegetable terrorising the crew of a futuristic spaceship, fantasy and horror film has explored every facet of human (and not so human) nature. From the earliest days of cinema, visions of blood-thirsty vampires, musty mummies, fanged wolf men, invisible men, insane phantoms and bolt-necked patchwork monstrosities have stalked, stomped, crept and lurched their way across popular consciousness.

In this two-volume series, we journey back to the very start, when the silver screen was silent and the horrors were presented in flickering black and white. We explore the development of eighty key films, with detailed analysis and biographies of all those involved in their creation from the writers and directors through the composers, cast and technical crew.

Revisit the days when the names of Lugosi, Karloff, Lorre and Chaney ruled the cinemas, and when the myths and legends of iconic monsters were created and developed. Come with us back to the time of the Silver Scream…

Contents – Vol. 2: Man Made MonsterThe Devil and Daniel Webster,The Wolf ManThe Ghost of FrankensteinThe Mummy’s TombThe Undying MonsterCat PeopleFrankenstein Meets the Wolf ManI Walked With A ZombieThe Leopard ManCaptive Wild WomanThe Seventh VictimPhantom of the OperaSon of DraculaThe Return of the VampireThe Mad GhoulThe Ghost ShipThe Curse of the Cat PeopleWeird WomanThe Monster MakerThe Invisible Man’s RevengeJungle WomanThe Mummy’s GhostHouse of FrankensteinThe Mummy’s CurseThe Picture of Dorian GrayThe Body SnatcherThe Jungle CaptiveDead of NightIsle of the Dead,House of DraculaWoman Who Came BackStrangler of the Swamp,The Flying SerpentHouse of HorrorsBedlamBlack NarcissusBud Abbott Lou Costello Meet FrankensteinApache Drums and The Thing From Another World.

363pp. A5 paperback original. Illustrated with many black and white photographs.
ISBN 978-1-84583-029-8 (pb)

N.B. Order Volumes 1 and 2 together and get reduced cost


Steven Warren Hill was born in Chicago in 1966 and has loved classic horror movies for as long as he can remember, thanks in part to his grandfather Karl’s own interest in the same subject. When Karl passed away in 1977, Steve inherited a collection of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine (issues 1-27) and a complete set of Aurora monster model kits beautifully built-up by Karl’s careful hand. With the coming of the home video boom in the 1980s, Steve was able to start collecting, watching, and rewatching all his favourite classic horror movies, something he still does to this day (though his top favourite film is BRIGHTON ROCK – not a horror film at all). He runs a number of websites including The Movie Title Screens Page (a gallery of – what else – movie title screens), The Fay Wray Pages (officially sanctioned by Fay Wray herself) and The Doctor Who Image Archive, under his umbrella site, not to mention the hugely popular Gallifrey Base Doctor Who forum. Steve also loves music, acting and moviemaking. He is married to Jill Petillo (no kids, one rabbit) and they live in Chicago. This is Steve’s first book. Erm, first two books.

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Weight .738 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 2 cm


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