Do you Own any Horror Reference/Review Books

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  1. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    Just picked up Sixties Shockers. Should be a good companion piece to MCF's Horror Films of the 70s, 80s and 90s series.
     
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    Universal Studios Monsters by Michael Mallory
    Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th by Peter Bracke
    Stephen Romano's Shock Festival (more of an art book of fictional grindhouse era movies)
    Tales from the Crypt: The Official Archives by Digby Diehl
    Bleeding Skull: A 1980's Trash-Horror Odyssey by Joseph A. Ziemba & Dan Budnik
    Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema by Jamie Russell
    The Slasher Movie Book by J.A. Kershwell
    Videohound's Horror Show: 999 Hair-Raising, Hellish and Humerous Movies by Mike Mayo
    Terror on Tape by James O'Neill
    Shock Value by Jason Zinoman
    Chain Saw Confidential by Gunnar Hansen
    The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Scott Zicree
    The Art of the Nasty by Nigel Wingrove & Marc Morris
    Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box by Jacques Boyreau
     
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    Just thought I'd give you guys a heads up 'cause I know a lot of people, like myself, missed out on this the first time around and wouldn't even consider paying what people are asking for it nowadays, but Stephen Thrower's Nightmare USA is finally being put back in print.

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    Anyone read Chainsaw Confidential by Gunnar Hansen? It's his account of the making of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

    Amazon Marketplace prices recently dropped to around $3.85, so I finally scooped up a copy.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I have a few from the early '80's. It was all we had back in the day.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! I too missed out on this and there is no way I would pay $250 plus for what people are asking for this now. Definetly will be getting this.:banana:
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    I hope some store in the USA gets some stock in, like DiabolikDVD. It's $86.68 through them, and that's with the $36+ for 2nd class surface shipping included.

    I guess that's still a bargain, but damn...
     
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    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Yep.

    The "Splatter Movie Guide" 1 & 2 were my gateway books to Fulci, Argento, etc. I'd scour our local mom & pop video store to see anything I could from the guides (which I still have to this day). Great, great memories.
     
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    Just picked up Heavy Metal Movies by Mike "McBeardo" McPadden and I'm having a hell of a time putting it down. It's amazing and entertaining as hell. Highly recommended.

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    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Good book indeed. Pretty nice companion piece to Destroy All Movies, though DAM is definitely superior.
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Got it for my birthday and loving it too! The constant typos piss me off, but other than that, a very entertaining book!
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    I had it pre-ordered at Amazon forever, and actually got it way before the official release date which was cool. Excellent book indeed.
     
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    A little nitpicky, I know, but one thing I noticed that really bothered me was in the Halloween entry he mentions how Laurie and Annie were listening to Don't Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult while driving in their "VW Bug". Really?
     
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    I'd like to get Blood Money, the history of SLashers book, anyone here read it?
     
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    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    I've been on a grindhouse bender lately, so I had to get Sleazoid Express: A Mind-Twisting Tour Through The Grindhouse Cinema of Times Square. It's one thing to take in the seedy atmosphere of the movies, but it's another to read what the cinemas where they played looked like inside, how it was to take a walk on 42nd Street, what kind of people you might meet there. There are also tidbits about the productions of notable movies, like Last House on Dead End Street, which are enjoyable. The book occasionally ventures into criticism, and in this regard, it's not very insightful. But as a first-hand account of this particular field of cinematic history, it's probably hard to beat.
     
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    Got my copy of Nightmare USA today and Jesus Christ! This thing is MASSIVE! This thing is just mind blowingly EPIC in scope. Definitely have my plate full for awhile as far as reading goes. This book literally looks like the only book one would ever need on the topic of independent horror/exploitation cinema. Money well spent.
     
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    Did you order it direct from the publisher in the UK?
     
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    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Any word on Volume II yet?
     
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    Yeah. I pre-ordered it back in June directly from FAB Press and it actually came with a huge 27"x40" poster of the cover art signed and numbered by Stephen Thrower. Total came to about $87 shipped, which just by quickly flipping through this thing is well worth it and a hell of a lot better than the nutty prices people were asking for it before it finally came back in print. This massive piece of literature is going to keep me occupied for a loooong time. I can't get over the sheer size and weight of this thing.

    I never even knew they were working on a Volume II.
     
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