Do you Own any Horror Reference/Review Books

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  1. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

    Oct 21, 2002
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    I often enjoy reading Horror Film Reference/Review Books and i was Just wondering if any of you owned any, and wich ones. I have made a list of mine:

    Reference Books.

    - 100 European Horror Films
    - 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die
    - The ABC Movie of the Week Companion (not many horrors but still handy)
    - Beyond Horror Holocaust: A Deeper Shade of Red
    - Classics of the horror film
    - Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror: Compiled by Stephen Jones
    - DVD Delirium
    - DVD Delirium Vol 2
    - DVD Delirium Vol 3
    - Blood and Black Lace
    - Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema
    - Fangoria's 101 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
    - Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe
    - Gore Score
    - More Gore Score
    - Hammer, House of Horror: Behind the Screams
    - Horror 101: The A-List of Horror Films and Monster Movies
    - Horror!: 333 Films to Scare You to Death
    - Horrors: A History of Horror Movies
    - Horror Films of the 1970s
    - Horror Films of the 1980s
    - Horror Films of the 1990s
    - Horror Movie Freak
    - It Lives Again! Horror Movies in the New Millennium
    - Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Films
    - The New Horror Handbook
    - The Official Splatter Movie Guide
    - The Official Splatter Movie Guide Vol 2
    - The Overlook film encyclopedia. Horror
    - Pocket Essentials: Horror Films
    - Psychotronic Encyclopaedia of Film
    - Rue Morgue Magazine's 200 Alternative Horror Films You Need to See
    - ShockDecember: 21 Horror Movies in 48 Hours! - (Don't buy this, It's terrible)
    - Sixties Shockers
    - Sleaze Creatures: An Illustrated Guide To Obscure Hollywood Horror Movies
    - Slimetime : A Guide To Sleazy Mindless Movies
    - Terror on Tape
    - They Came from Within: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema
    - VideoHound's Cult Flicks & Trash Pics
    - VideoHound's Horror Show


    - The Amazing, Colossal Book of Horror Trivia
    - Film Posters Horror
    - The Horror Movie Survival Guide
    - Men, Women, and Chain Saws
    - A Pictorial History of Horror Movies
    - Profondo Argento: The Man, The Myths And The Magic
    - Profoundly Disturbing: Shocking Movies That Changed History!
    - Screams and Nightmares: The Films of Wes Craven
    - Television Late Night Horror Omnibus
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  2. moogong

    moogong Arte Suave

    Oct 18, 2001
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    VideoHound's Horror Show: 999 Hair-Raising, Hellish and Humorous Movies

    Fangoria's 101 Best Horror Movies You'Ve Never Seen: A Celebration of the World's Most Unheralded Fright Flicks

    Evil Dead Companion

    Eaten Alive!: Italian Cannibal and Zombie Movies
  3. atkot

    atkot Guest

    Just a Fangoria video guide from 1988.
  4. DefJeff

    DefJeff Franca Stoppi's #1 fan

    Aug 1, 2001
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    Blood & Black Lace giallo book
    Cannibal Holocaust and the Savage Cinema of Ruggero Deodato
    Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jorge Buttgereit
    Joe D'Amato: Porno Holocaust
    Last House on the Left
    Eaten Alive!: Italian Zombie and Cannibal Movies

    I think I have a few more, those are just off the top of my head.
  5. speanroc

    speanroc I WANNA BAN

    Oct 26, 2002
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    i have many fangoria issues
    terror on tape
    splatter guide vol 1 and 2
    psychotronic magazines
    gore zone magazine
    video nasties book 1
    and a almost complete cable guide collection( 1978-1987)

    and i believe a few others
  6. I've got:

    Video Hound's Cult Flicks and Trash Pics

    John Stanley's Creature Features book (1988 edition)

    Evil Dead Companion (given to me...thank my ever loving upright walking god that I didn't pay for that shit)
  7. NickyDoyle

    NickyDoyle Guest

    Creature Features: The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Movie Guide

    The Official Splatter Movie Guide

    Official Splatter Movie Guide: Hundreds More of the Grossest, Goriest, Most Outrageous Movies Ever Made

    Offensive Films

    The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960's and 1970's

    The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980's (well, it's on order)

    Terror on Tape

    The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia

    Spaghetti Nightmares

    Blood and Black Lace


    Eaten Alive!

    Horror of the 20th Century (it's more about horror in general, books, comics, movies)

    Beyond Terror

    The Art of Darkness
  8. satanservant

    satanservant Guest

    Gorescore 2001
    Deep Red
    Cult flicks and Trash pics
    Schlock-o-rama: The films of Al Adamson
    Spaghetti Nightmares
    Re-Search: Incredibly Strange Films
    Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In
    Joe Bob Goes Back to the Drive-In
    Lucio Fulci: Beyond the Gates
    Down and Dirty: Exploitation Filmakers
    Psychotronic Video Guide
    Fangoria: Best Horror Films
    Creature Features
  9. Grim

    Grim Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2002
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    I too own Video Hound's Cult Flicks and Trash Pics. Great book, although I don't agree with some of the reviews. I reccomend it to everyone here.
  10. It's a great book to flip through and find the worst movies ever....usually by reading the titles alone
  11. Jimbo

    Jimbo The Bloodstained Shadow

    May 19, 2003
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    Castle of Blood
    Poverty row horrors
    Creature features
    Twilight zone companion
  12. ekent

    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

    Jul 15, 2002
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    -Vampires on Video
    -The Evil Dead Companion
    -The Zombies that Ate Pittsburgh:The Films of George Romero
    -The Night of the Livign Dead filmbook
    -If Chins Could Kill (Bruce Campbell)
    -Grande Illusions (Savini)
  13. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

    May 14, 2000
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    Pyschotronic Encyclopedia of Film
    Psychotronic Video Guide
    The Phantom's Ultimate Video Guide
    Sex and Zen and a Bullet in the Head
    Art of Darkness
    The Bare Facts Video Guide
  14. Agent Z

    Agent Z "Get to the river...

    Oct 27, 2001
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    Great book! Hang onto it: I sold my copy, that was in VGC, about a year ago on eBay and got $60 for it, but now wish that I hadn't..... :(
  15. DVD Connoisseur

    DVD Connoisseur Active Member

    Oct 17, 2000
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    In the early '90s, I bought practically every horror related book or magazine that I could find. My addiction / obsession knew no ends! From memory, my collection includes:

    Deep Red volumes 1 - 6
    Deep Red Horror Handbook
    Deep Red Alert (sic?)
    Deep Red Anniversary
    Most of the first 100 or so Fangoria mags, the early Gorezones, the early Headpress and Dark Side magazines from the UK, etc.

    I have some great George Romero related books from the early '90s including The Zombies That Ate Pittsburgh. Great book. Also Romero's novel Dawn of the Dead.

    I have some great glossy horror books from France and Italy. They're small but very glossy with the most exquisite photographs and are based on such films as Cannibal Holocaust, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Argento, Fulci, etc.

    Altogether, with all my Chas Balun books, early guides to horror from the '70s, and so on, I'd hazard a guess that I have around 250 - 500 film guides / movie tie-ins.

    Sadly, most of my books are normally boxed up so I rarely have the opportunity to read up on genre subjects.

    My spending on movie books has really dropped off in the last decade but I have purchased the beautiful Beyond Terror Fulci book (ltd signed edition) and the Argento hardback (1st version) from Fab Press in the last few years.
  16. Deaddevilman

    Deaddevilman Guest

    Shock Express 2 - Stefan Jaworzyn
    Killing For Culture - David Kerekes & David Slater
    Inside Teradome - Jack Hunter
    Asian Cult Cinema - Thomas Weisser
    The Anime Encyclopedia - Jonathan Clements & Helen M.
    Splatter Movies - John McCarty
    The Psychotronic Video Guide - Micheal Weldon
    Incredibly Strange Films- ReSearch #10
    Various Copies of Shock Cinema, Fangoria, Rue Morgue
  17. Tuzotonic

    Tuzotonic Guest

    I have

    Psychotronic Video Guide
    Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film
    Video Hound's Cult Flicks and Trash Pics
    Terror On Film
    Creature Features
    Fangoria's 101 best Horror Films you have not seen
    BFI Companion on Horror

    I recommend all of these to a varying degree. The Psychotronic books and Terror On Film are my bibles.
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  18. I've got Videhounds Cult Flicks and Trash Picks and the second edition of John Stanley's Creature Features
  19. Tom Servo

    Tom Servo Guest

    Fangoria's 101 best Horror Films you have not seen

    I've read numerous other ones, but when I get to the checkout counter I find another DVD in my hand and not the book. :D
  20. Tuzotonic

    Tuzotonic Guest

    I always get fustrated and happy at the same time when I read horror review/reference books. I realize that there are so many movies I have not seen yet which makes me mad because I wish I had the money to buy them all but at the same time I know that my search for good horror will probably never end since good movies keep poping up all the time.

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