The following horror, sci-fi and fantasy books and magazines are suggested for offline reading:

101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die – Edited by Steven Jay Schneider, Cassell Illustrated, 2009

101 Horror Movies

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150 Movies You Should Die Before You See – Steve Miller, F+W Media, 2010

150 movies you should die before you see

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1970s Italian Sexy Horror – Stefano Piselli, Glittering Images, 2010

The A to Z of Horror Cinema by Peter Hutchings, Scarecrow Press, 2009

The A – Z of Horror Movies by Howard Maxford, Batsford, 1996

The ABC Movie of the Week Companion – Michael Karol, iUniverse, 2005


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After Dracula: The 1930s Horror Film – Alison Peirse, I.B. Tauris, 2013


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Alfred Hitchcock by Peter Ackroyd, Chatto & Windus, 2015

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho – Stephen Rebello, Marion Boyars Publishing, 2012

Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much by Michael Wood, New Harvest, 2015

Alien (BFI Film Classics) – Roger Luckhurst, BFI, 2014

Alien: Scene by Scene by John David Ebert

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Alien the Archive: The Ultimate Guide to the Classic Movies – Titan Books, 2014

Allied Artists Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films by Michael R. Pitts, McFarland, 2011

The Amazing Colossal Worlds of Mr. B.I.G. – Bert I. Gordon, self-published, 2009


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The Amazing Colossal Book of Horror Trivia – Jonathan Malcolm Lampley, Ken Beck, Jim Clark, Cumberland House, 1999

The Amazing Herschell Gordon Lewis – Daniel Krogh, John McCarty, FantaCo, 1983



American Gothic: Sixty Years of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby, Signum Books, 2017 (2nd edition)

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American International Pictures: The Golden Years by Gary A. Smith, BearManor Media, 2013

The American International Pictures Video Guide by Gary A. Smith, McFarland, 2009


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American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium edited by Steffen Hantke

American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead by Kyle William Bishop, McFarland and Company, 2010

American Zombie Gothic The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead

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The Amicus Anthology by Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Hemlock Film



Amicus Horrors: Tales from the Filmmaker’s Crypt by Brian McFadden, Midnight Marquee Press, 2013

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Amicus: The Friendly Face of Fear by Alan Bryce, Stray Cat Publishing, 2016


Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood by Alan Bryce (editor), Stray Cat Publishing, 2009


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Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium 1964 – 1999 by Amanda Reyes (editor), Headpress, UK, 2017


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Art of Darkness: The Cinema of Dario Argento by Chris Gallant (editor), FAB Press, UK, 2001 (2nd edition)

The Art of Hammer: Posters from the Archive of Hammer Films by Marcus Hearn, Titan Books, UK, 2010

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The Art of Horror – edited by Stephen Jones, Applause Theatre Book Publishers; Ill edition, October 2015)



The Art of Ray Harryhausen by Peter Jackson, Ray Harryhausen, Tony Dalton, Aurum Press, 2005

The Art of the Nasty by Nigel Wingrove and Marc Morris, Salvation, 1998


Attack of the Leading Ladies: Gender, Sexuality, and Spectatorship in Classic Horror Cinema by Rhona J. Berenstein, Columbia University Press, 1995

Attack of the Leading Ladies Gender, Sexuality, and Spectatorship in Classic Horror Cinema Rhona J. Berenstein

Attack of the Monster Movie Makers by Tom Weaver, McFarland, 1994

Aurora Model Kits by Thomas Graham


Aurora Monster Scenes: The Most Controversial Toys of a Generation by Dennis L. Price, Andrew P. Yanchus



The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror – Phil Hardy (editor), Aurum, 1996

The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction – Phil Hardy (editor), Aurum, 1995

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Australian Horror Films by Peter Shelley, McFarland, 2012

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Basil Rathbone: His Life and His Films by Michael B. Druxman, BearManor Media, 2011

The Battle for the Bs: 1950s Hollywood and the Rebirth of of Low Budget Cinema by Blair Davis, Rutgers University Press, 2012

Beasts in the Cellar: The Exploitation Film Career of Tony Tenser – John Hamilton, FAB Press, 2005

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Beating the Devil: The Making of Night of the Demon – Tony Earnshaw, Tomahawk Press, 2005


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Behind the Mask: Secrets of Hollywood’s Monster Makers by Mark Salisbury and Alan Hedgcock, Titan Books, 1994



Behind the Scenes at the BBFC: Film Classification from the Silver Screen to the Digital Age by Edward Lamberti (editor), Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration, with a Complete Filmography of Their Films Together by Gregory William Mank, McFarland, 2009

Bela Lugosi: Dreams and Nightmares by Gary D. Rhodes, Collectables Press, 2007

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Bela Lugosi: Midnight Marquee Actors Series by Gary J. Svehl, Midnight Marquee, 2008

The Best from Famous Monsters of Filmland by Forrest J Ackerman, 1964


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Beverly Garland: Her Life and Career by Deborah Del Vecchio, McFarland, 2012

Beyond Hammer: British Horror Cinema Since 1970 – James Rose (editor), Auteur, 2009



Beyond Horror Holocaust: A Deeper Shade of Red by Chas Balun, Fantasma Books, 2003

Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci by Stephen Thrower, FAB Press, 2018 (new 348 page revised expanded edition)

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The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television – David Coleman, 2012

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The BFI Companion to Horror (Cassell Film Studies) by Kim Newman (editor), Continuum, 1996

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The Birds (BFI Film Classics) – Camille Paglia, BFI, 1998

Bizarre Sinema! Horror All’Italiana 1957 – 1979, Glittering Images, 1996


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Bleeding Skull! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey – Joseph A. Ziemba, Dan Budnik, Headpress, 2013


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Blood & Black Lace – Adrian Luther-Smith, Stray Cat Publishing, 1999


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Blood Money: A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle by Richard Nowell, Continuum, 2011



Blood Read: The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture by Brian Aldiss, Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997

Blood Read The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture

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Blood Splatter: A Guide to Cinematic Zombie Violence, Gore and Special Effects by Craig W Chenery. CreateSpace, 2012

The Book of Alien – Paul Scanlon, Michael Gross, Heavy Metal Publications, 1979

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Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema – Jamie Russell, 2014, (2nd Edition)

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Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster by Stephen Jacobs, Tomahawk Press, 2010

Boris Karloff More Than a Monster by Stephen Jacobs, Tomahawk Press

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British Cult Cinema: The Amicus Anthology – Bruce G Hallenbeck, Hemlock Books, 2014

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British Cult Cinema: Hammer Fantasy & Sci-Fi – Bruce G Hallenbeck, Hemlock Books, 2011

British Cult Cinema: The Hammer Frankenstein – Bruce G Hallenbeck, Hemlock Books, 2013


British Cult Cinema: The Hammer Vampire – Bruce G Hallenbeck, Hemlock Books, 2010

British Gothic Cinema – Barry Forshaw, Palgrave McMillan, 2013

British Horror Cinema – Steve Chibnall, Julian Petley, Routledge, 2002

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British Horror Film Locations by Derek Pykett, McFarland, 2008


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British Trash Cinema – I.Q. Hunter, BFI, 2013

Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento by Maitland McDonagh, University of Minnesota Press, 2010 

Buffy: The Making of a Slayer: The Official Guide by Nancy Holder. Titan Books, 2012

Buffy The Making of a Slayer Official Guide Nancy Holder Titan Books

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Monster Book by Christopher GoldenS.R. Bisette, Thomas E. Sniegoski. Pocket Books, 2000

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher’s Guide Volume One by Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder. Pocket Books, 1998

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Caligari’s Children: The Film as Tale of Terror – S.S. Prawer, 1989

Cannibal Holocaust and the Savage Cinema of Ruggero Deodato by Harvey Fenton, Julian Grainger, Gian Luca Castoldi, FAB Press

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Carrie (Devil’s Advocates) – Neil Mitchell, Auteur, 2013

Carrie (Studies in the Horror Film) by Joe Aisenberg, Centipede Press, 2012

Censored: The Story of Film Censorship in Britain by Tom Dewe Mathews, 1994

Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World’s Most Notorious Horror Movie – Gunnar Hansen, Chronicle Books, 2013


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The Changing Vampire of Film and Television: A Critical Study of the Growth of a Genre by Tim Kane, McFarland, 2006

Cheap Scares! Low Budget Horror Filmmakers Share Their Secrets by Gregory Lamberson, McFarland, 2008

Cheap Scares! Low Budget Horror Filmmakers Share Their Secrets Gregory Lamberson

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Cheap Scares: The Essential Found Footage Horror Films by Stephen Hoover, 2014



Christopher Lee: Tall, Dark and Gruesome by Christopher Lee, Midnight Marquee Press, 2009

The Cinema of David Lynch: American Dreams, American Visions by Erica Sheen and Annette Davison, Wallflower Press, 2003


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The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead by Tony Williams, Columbia University Press, 2003

The Cinema of John Carpenter: The Technique of Terror by Ian Conrich, Columbia University Press, 2005

Cinema of Mystery by Rose London, Lorrimer, 1975

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The Cinematic Misadventures of Ed Wood by Andrew J. Rausch, Charles E. Pratt Jr, BearManor, 2015

Classics of the Horror Film by William K. Everson, 1988

Claws & Saucers: Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film A Complete Guide 1902 – 1982 by David Elroy Goldweber,, 2012


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Clive Barker’s A – Z of Horror by Stephen Jones, BBC Books, 1997

Collecting Japanese Movie Monsters by Dana Cain, KP Books, 2010

Collecting Japanese Movie Monsters

A Companion to the Horror Film by Harry M. Benshoff (editor), John Wiley & Sons, 2014

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The Complete History of The Return of the Living Dead by Christian Sellers and Gary Smart, Plexus Publishing, 2016 (2nd edition)

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Conservative Politics, ‘P*rno Chic’ and Snuff by Stephen Milligen, Headpress, March 2015

Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman, King of the B-Movie – Chris Nashawaty, Abrams, 2013

Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses Roger Corman King of the B Movie

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The Creature Chronicles: Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy by Tom Weaver, David Schecter, and Steve Kronenberg, McFarland, 2014

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Creature Features: Nature Turned Nasty in the Movies by William Schoell,


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Creature Features: The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Movie Guide by John Stanley, Berkley Boulevard, 2000


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Creeping Flesh: The Horror Fantasy Film Book by David Kerekes, Headpress, 2003

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Creeping Flesh Volume 2: The Horror Fantasy Film Book by David Kerekes, Headpress, 2005

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Creepshows: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide by Stephen Jones, Titan Books, 2001

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A Critical History of Doctor Who on Television – John Kenneth Muir, 1999

Cronenberg on Cronenberg (Directors on Directors) – Chris Rodley, Faber & Faber, 1996 (2nd edition)

Cult Horror: Fantasy Art, Fiction & The Movies (Gothic Dreams) by Russ Thorne, Flame Tree Publishing, 2014


Cult Horror Films by Welch Everman, Citadel Press, USA, 1993


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Cult Movie Stars by Danny Peary, Simon and Schuster, 1991


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Danse Macabre by Stephen King, 1981

Dario Argento by James Gracey, Kamera Books, 2010

Dario Argento: The Man, The Myths and the Magic by Alan Jones, FAB Press, 2012 (2nd edition)

Dark Romance: Sexuality in the Horror Film by Dark Romance: Sex and Death in the Horror Film – David J. Hogan, McFarland, USA, 1986,

David Cronenberg: Interviews With Serge Grünberg – by Serge Grünberg, 2005

The Dead That Walk – Leslie Halliwell, Grafton Books, UK, 1986

Deadlier Than the Male: Femme Fatales of 1960s and 1970s Cinema by Douglas Brode, BearManor Media, 2015


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Death by Umbrella! The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons by Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner, BearManor Media, 2016

Death by Umbrella The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner book

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Deep Red Horror Handbook by Chas Balun, FantaCo Enterprises, 1989

Delirium: A Guide to Italian Exploitation Cinema 1975 – 1979 – Adrian Luther-Smith, Media Publications, 1997

The Descent (Devil’s Advocates) – James Marriott, Auteur, 2013

Dissecting Aliens – John L. Flynn, Galactic Books, 2007

Do You Want It Good or Tuesday? From Hammer Films to Hollywood! – Jimmy Sangster, Midnight Marque Press, 1997


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Don’t Disturb the Dead: The Story of the Ramsay Brothers by Shamya Dasgupta, HarperCollins, India, 2017

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Don’t Look Now (BFI Film Classics) by Mark Sanderson, Palgrave MacMillan (2nd edition), 2012

The Dracula Scrapbook by Peter Haining, Souvenir Press, 1987

The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film by Barry Keith Grant, University of Texas, 2015 (2nd edition)



Drums of Terror: Voodoo in the Cinema – Bryan Senn, Midnight Marquee Press, 1998


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The Dread of Difference Gender and the Horror Film

DVD Delirium Volume 1: Redux by Nathaniel Thompson, FAB Press, 2006 (third printing with 128 extra pages)


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DVD Delirium Volume 2 by Nathaniel Thompson, FAB Press

DVD Delirium Volume 3 by Nathaniel Thompson, FAB Press

DVD Delirium Volume 4 by Nathaniel Thompson, FAB Press, 2010


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Earth vs. the Sci-Fi Filmmakers: Twenty Interviews by Tom Weaver, McFarland



Eaten Alive!: Italian Cannibal and Zombie Movies by Jay Slater (editor), Plexus, 2002

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Eaten Alive at a Chainsaw Massacre: The Films of Tobe Hooper by John Kenneth Muir, McFarland, 2002


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Ed Wood: Mad Genius by Rob Craig, McFarland, 2009

Educational Institutions in Horror Film: A History of Mad Professors, Student Bodies, and Final Exams by Andrew L. Grunzke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

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Elliot’s Guide to Films on Video by John Elliot, Boxtree, 2nd edition, 1991

Empire of the ‘B’s: The Mad Movie World of Charles Band by Dave Jay, Torsten Jewi, Nathan Shumate, Hemlock Books, 2014



The Encyclopedia of Monsters by Daniel Cohen, W. Clement Stone, 1987

Encyclopedia of Monsters Daniel Cohen

The Encyclopedia of Monsters by Jeff Rovin, Facts on File, 1990 (reprint)

Encyclopedia of Monsters Jeff Rovin Facts on File book

Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns: Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Films, Television and Games by Paul Green, McFarland, 2009

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English Gothic: Classic Horror Cinema 1897 – 2015 by Jonathan Rigby, 2015, Reynolds and Hearn, UK


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Eroticism in the Fantasy Cinema – Bill George, Imagine, USA, 1984

Essential Horror Movies: Matinee Monsters to Cult Classics by Michael Mallory, Rizzoli International Publications, Sept. 2015



The Essential Monster Movie Guide – Stephen Jones, Titan Books, London, UK, 1999

Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby, Signum Books, 2016

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European Horror Cinema by Ross Hunter


European Nightmares: Horror Cinema in Europe Since 1945 by Patricia Allmer, David Huxley, Emily Brick, Columbia University Press, 2012

Evilspeak: Horror Magazine by Vanessa Nocura, CreateSpace, 2013 – 2014




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The Exorcist – William Peter Blatty, Sight and Sound

The Exorcist – Mark Kermode, BFI, 2nd edition, 2011

The Exorcist: Out of the Shadows – Bob McCabe, Omnibus Press, UK, 1999

Exploitation Nation – CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2017

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The Facts About a Feature Film: Featuring Hammer Films – Marjorie Bilbow, 1978

Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos by Kerry Gammill, J. David Spurlock, Vanguard Productions, 2005



Famous Monsters of Filmland Strike Back by Forrest J Ackerman, 1965

Fangoria’s 101 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen by Adam Lukeman, Three Rivers Press (New York), 2003

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Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures – Mark Thomas McGee, McFarland, USA, 1996

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Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe – Jay Schneider (editor), FAB Press, 2003

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Feeding Hannibal: A Connoisseur’s Cookbook by Janice Poon, Titan Books, 2016


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Film and Video Censorship in Modern Britain by Julian Petley, Edinburgh University Press, 2011

The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead: How to Make Your Own Heart-Racing Horror Movie by Danny Draven, Focal Press, 2010


The Films of Donald Pleasence by Christopher Gullo, BearManor Media, 2012

The Films of John Carpenter – John Kenneth Muir, 2000

The Films of Larry Buchanan: A Critical Examination – Rob Craig, McFarland, 2007



The Films of Roger Corman by Alan Frank, Batsford, 1998

Films of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Baird Searles, Harry N. Abrams, 1988

The Films of Vincent Price by Iain F. McAsh, 1977

Flesh & Blood: Compendium: Cinema and Video for Adults by Harvey Fenton (editor), FAB Press, 2002


Flowers from Hell: The Modern Japanese Horror Film – Jim Harper, Noir Publishing, UK, 2008


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The Fly at Fifty: The Creation and Legacy of a Classic Science Fiction Film by Diane Kachmar, David Goudsward, Bear Manor Media, USA, 2009

Flying Through Hollywood By the Seat of My Pants by Sam Arkoff, McFarland, 1992

Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange by Adam Scovell, Auteur, 2017


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For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films by Ric Meyers, Eirini Press, USA, 2011


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Forgotten Horrors by George E. Turner, Michael H. Price, Midnight Maquee, USA, 1999

Forgotten Horrors 2: Beyond the Horror Ban – Michael H. Price, George E. Turner, Luminary Press, USA, 2001

Forgotten Horrors 3: Dr. Turner’s House of Horrors – Michael H. Price, John Wooley with George E. Turner, Midnight Marquee Press, USA, 2003

Forgotten Horrors 4: Dreams That Money Can Buy – Michael H. Price, John Wooley, Midnight Marquee Press, USA, 2007

Forgotten Horrors 5: The Atomic Age – Michael H. Price, John Wooley, Jan Alan Henderson, Crema Studios, USA, 2011

Forgotten Horrors 6: Up from the Depths – Michael H. Price, John Wooley, Jan Alan Henderson, Crema Studios, USA, 2013

Forgotten Horrors 7: Famished Monsters from Filmland – John Wooley, Jan Alan Henderson, CreateSpace, USA, 2015


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Found Footage Horror Films: Fear and the Appearance of Reality – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas



Fragments of Fear: An Illustrated History of British Horror Films by Andy Boot, Creation Books, 1996

Fragments of Fear History of British Horror Films Andy Boot Creation Book

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The Frankenscience Monster by Forrest J Ackerman, 1969

The Frankenstein Archive: Essays on the Monster, the Myth, the Movies, and More by Donald F. Glut

Freaks: Cinema of the Bizarre by Werner Adrian, Lorrimer, 1976, UK

Frightmares: A History of British Horror Cinema by Ian Cooper, Auteur, 2017


Future Tense: The Cinema of Science Fiction by John Brosnan, St. Martin’s Press, 1978

George A. Romero – Tom Fallows, Curtis Owen, 2008, Pocket Essentials, Harpenden, USA

George A. Romero: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers) by Tony Williams (editor), University Press of Mississippi, 2011

The Ghastly One: The Sex-Gore Netherworld of Filmmaker Andy Milligan

Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953-1968 by Kevin Heffernan, Duke University Press, 2004

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The Godfather of Gore Speaks – Herschell Gordon Lewis Discusses His Films – 2012

Godzilla: History’s Greatest Monster by Dave Wachter, IDW Publishing, 2014

Godzilla on My Mind – William Tsutsui, Palgrave MacMillan, 2002

Godzilla: The Art of Destruction by Mark Cotta Vaz, Titan Books, 2014

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, 1978 – 1986 by Adam Rockoff, McFarland, First Edition edition, 31 May 2002


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The Golden Age of Crap: 77 B-Movies from the Golden Days of VHS by Nathan Shumate, Createspace, 2010


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The Gore Score: Ultra-violent Horror Since Friday the 13th by Chas Balun

The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960’s and 1970’s by Scott Aaron Stine


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Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero’s Visions of Hell on Earth by Kim Paffenroth, Baylor University Press, 2006

Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film – James Bell (editor), British Film Institute, 2013

Greasepaint and Gore: The Hammer Monsters of Roy Ashton by Bruce Sachs and Russell Wall, Tomahawk Press

The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time by Phil Hall, BearManor Media, 2013


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Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions – Guillermo del Toro, Titan Books, 2013

Guilty Pleasures of the Horror Film by Gary J. Svehla (Midnight Marquee Press, 2009)

Halloween (Devil’s Advocates) – Murray Leader, Auteur

Hammer and Beyond: British Horror Film – Peter Hutchings, Manchester University Press, 1993

Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde by David Huckvale, McFarland, 2008



Hammer Films: A Life in Pictures by Wayne Kinsey, Tomahawk Press, 2008



Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography – Tom Johnson, Deborah Del Vecchio, McFarland, USA, 1996

Hammer Films An Exhaustive Filmography

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Hammer Films’ Psychological Thrillers by David Huckvale


Hammer Films: The Bray Studios Years by Wayne Kinsey. Reynolds & Hearn, 2002

Hammer Films The Bray Studios Years Wayne Kinsey

Hammer Films: The Elstree Studios Years by Wayne Kinsey, Tomahawk Press

Hammer Films – The Unsung Heroes: The Team Behind the Legend by Wayne Kinsey. Tomahawk Press, 2010

The Hammer Frankenstein: British Cult Cinema by Bruce G. Hallenback, Hemlock Books, 2013

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Hammer Glamour by Marcus Hearn, Titan Books, 2009


The Hammer Story: The Authorised History of Hammer Films by Marcus Hearn, Titan Books, 2007


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The Hammer Vault by Marcus Hearn, Titan Books, 2011

Hammer Vault Marcus Hearn

The Hannibal Lecter Story by John Brosnan, Boxtree, 2001

The Haunted World of Mario Bava by Troy Howarth, FAB Press, 2000

Haunted World of Mario Bava Troy Howarth

Hazel Court Horror Queen: An Autobiography by Hazel Court, Tomahawk Press, UK, 2008

Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks by Aaron Christensen (editor), Kitley’s Krypt 2013


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The Hideous Sun Demon: The Original Screenplay edited by Tom Weaver, Bear Manor Media, 2011

A History of Horrors: The Rise and Fall of the House of Hammer by Denis Meikle, Scarecrow Press (revised), 2008


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Hoffman’s Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991 – 1992, Corgi Books, UK, 1991

Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams by Robert Englund, Gallery Books, 2013 (reprint)



Hollywood’s Maddest Doctors: Lionel Atwill, Colin Clive, George Zucco by Gregory William Mank, Midnight Marquee Press, 1998

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Horror (Routledge Film Guidebooks) by Brigid Cherry, Routledge, 2009

Horror 101: The A-List of Horror Films and Monster Movies – Aaron Christensen

Horror! 333 Films to Scare You to Death – James Marriott, Kim Newman, 2010, Carlton Books, London, UK


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Horror: A Thematic History in Fiction and Film by Darryl Jones, Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Horror A Thematic History in Fiction and Film Darryl Jones

Horror After 9/11: World of Fear, Cinema of Terror by Aviva Briefel, Sam J. Miller, University of Texas Press, 2012

Horror After 9:11 World of Fear, Cinema of Terror

Horror Cinema by Jonathan Penner, Steven Jay Schneider, Paul Duncan, Taschen, 2012

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The Horror Film: A Guide to More Than 700 Films on Videocassette by James J. Mulay (editor), Cinebooks/McPherson’s Publishing, 1989

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The Horror Film by Peter Hutchings, Routledge, 2004

Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating The Visual Language of Fear by Thomas M. Sipos, McFarland, 2010

The Horror Film: An Introduction by Rick Worland, Wiley-Blackwell, 2006



Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud’s Worst Nightmare by Stephen Jay Schneider, Cambridge University Press, 2009 (2nd edition)

The Horror Film Handbook – Alan Frank, Batsford, UK, 1982


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Horror Film Quiz Book – Shaun Hutson, 1991

The Horror Film Quiz Book: 1,000 Questions on Spine Chilling Films – 2009

Horror Film Reader – Alain Silver, James Ursini

The Horror Film Reader by Mark Jancovich, Routledge, 2001



Horror Films by Alan Frank, Hamlyn Books, 1977 (reprinted by Spring Books, 1983)

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Horror Films by James Marriott, Virgin Film (Virgin Film Series), 2007

Horror Films by Colin Odell, Michelle Le Blanc, Kamera Books, 2007

Horror Films FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Slashers, Vampires, Zombies, Aliens, and More by John Kenneth Muir

Horror Films of the 1970s – John Kenneth Muir, McFarland


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Horror Films of the 1980s – John Kenneth Muir, McFarland, 2012 |

Horror Films of the 1990s – John Kenneth Muir, McFarland

The Horror Genre: From Beelzebub to Blair Witch (Short Cuts) by Paul Wells, Colombia University Press, 2001

The Horror Hits of Richard Gordon – Tom Weaver, Bear Manor Media, USA, 2011

Horror in Silent Films: A Filmography, 1896 – 1929 by Roy Kinnard, McFarland, 1995

Horror in the Cinema – Ivan Butler, Zwemmer (London), Barnes & Co. (New York), 1970 (revised). First published as The Horror Film in 1967

Horror Movie a Day: The Book by Brian W. Collins, Fright Club Publishing, 2016


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Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present by Robin R Means Coleman, Routledge, 2011

The Horror of It All: One Moviegoer’s Love Affair with Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead... by Adam Rockoff, Scribner, 2015


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The Horror People – John Brosnan, MacDonald and Jane’s, 1976

The Horror Reader by Ken Gelder, Routledge, 2000

The Horror/Science Fiction Film Silent Era to 1939 by Don G. Smith (Xlibris Corporation, 2009)

Horror Screenwriting: The Nature of Fear by Devin Watson, Michael Weise Productions, 2009

The Horror Show Guide: The Ultimate Frightfest of Movies by Mike Mayo, Visible Ink Press, 2013 (2nd edition)


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The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read

Horror: The Film Reader (In Focus: Routledge Film Readers) by Mark Jancovich (Editor)

Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema edited by Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano, Hong Kong University Press, 2009

Horror Zone: The Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema – Ian Conrich, I.B. Tauris, London/New York, 2010



Horrorshows: Horror in Film, Television, Radio and Theater by Gene Wright, Facts on File Publications, 1986

House of Dark Shadows: The Television Mysteries of the Dark Shadows Auteur by Jeff Thompson, Ideas into Books, 2010


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The House of Horror: The Story of Hammer Films by Allen Eyles, Robert Adkinson, Nicolas Fry (editors), 1994 (additional revisions), Creation Books, London, UK



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How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime by Roger Corman with Jim Jerome, 1998, Da Capo Press reprint

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How Zombies Conquered Popular Culture: The Multifarious Walking Dead in the 21st Century (Contributions to Zombie Studies) by Kyle William Bishop, McFarland, 2015

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An Illustrated History of Horror and Science-Fiction Films 1895-1967 – Carlos Clarens, Da Capo Press, USA, 1967 (1997 reprint)

The Illustrated Dinosaur Movie Guide – Stephen Jones, 1994, Titan Books, London, UK

The Illustrated Frankenstein Movie Guide – Stephen Jones, 1994, Titan Books, London, UK

The Illustrated Vampire Movie Guide – Stephen Jones, 1993, Titan Books, London, UK

The Illustrated Werewolf Movie Guide – Stephen Jones, 1996, Titan Books, London, UK

Images of Blood in American Cinema: The Tingler to The Wild Bunch by Kjetil Rødje. Routledge

Immoral Tales: Sex & Horror Cinema in Europe 1956 – 1984 by Cathal Tohill, Pete Tombs, Primitive Press, 1994

The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi by Arthur Lennig, University Press of Kentucky, 2010

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The Incredibly Strange Film Book by Jonathan Ross, Simon & Schuster, UK, 1993

Incredibly Strange Films by V Vale, Andrea Juno, Re/Search, San Francisco, USA, 1986


Indie Horrors! The Not-To-Be-Missed, The Acceptable and The Forgettable by Barry Atkinson, Midnight Marquee and Hemlock Publishing, 2012

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The Ingrid Pitt Bedside Companion for Vampire Lovers by Ingrid Pitt, Batsford, 1998

Inside Hammer by Jimmy Sangster, Reynolds and Hearn, 2001


Inside the Wicker Man: How Not to Make a Cult Classic by Allan Brown, Polygon, 2010

Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale by Andy Murray, Headpress, 2017 [revised and updated 2nd edition]


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Introduction to Japanese Horror Film by Colette Balmain, Edinburgh University Press, 2008


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It Came from Hunger! Tales of a Schlockmeister by Larry Buchanan, 1996, McFarland, USA |

It Came from the Video Aisle! by David Jay, William Wilson and Dewi Torsten, Schiffer Publishing, 2017

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Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1957 – 1969 by Roberto Curti

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Italian Horror by Jim Harper

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Italian Horror Film Directors by Louis Paul, McFarland, 2010


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Italian Horror Films of the 1960s by Thomas McCallum, McFarland, 1998


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J-Horror: The Definitive Guide to The Ring, The Grudge and Beyond by David Kalat, Vertical, 2007

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Jack the Ripper: The Murders and the Movies – Denis Meikle, Reynolds and Hearn, 2002

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Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Films by Thomas Weisser, Yuko Mihara Weisser, Vital Books, 1998 (2nd edition)

Japanese Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films by Stuart Galbraith IV, McFarland, 1994

The Jaws Log by Carl Gottleib, Newmarket Press, 2005 (expanded edition)

Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard by Matt Taylor, 2012

Joe Bob Briggs Goes to the Drive-in by Joe Bob Briggs, Penguin Books, 1989

John Carradine: The Films by Tom Weaver, McFarland, USA, 1999


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Journey to the Centre of The Cramps by Dick Porter

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Keep Watching the Skies!: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties (928 pages!) by Bill Warren, McFarland, 2009

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Kenneth Strickfaden: Dr. Frankenstein’s Electrician by Harry Goldman

Killer Kaiju Monsters: Strange Beasts of Japanese Film by Ivan Vartanian, Harper Design, 2010

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Killing for Culture by David Kerekes, David Slater, Headpress, 1993 (3rd edition)

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Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon by Kim Newman, Titan Books (UK), 2017

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Kiss of the Beast: From Paris Salon to King Kong – Queensland Art Gallery, 2005

Korean Horror Cinema edited by Alison Peirse and Daniel Martin, Edinburgh University Press, 2013 (reprint)

La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film by Mikel J. Koven, Scarecrow Press, 2006

Larry Cohen: The Stuff of Gods and Monsters by Michael Doyle, BearManor Media, 2015


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Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas, and Latin America by Victoria Victoria Ruétalo and Dolores Tierney, Routledge Advances in Film Studies, 2011

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Legacy of Blood: A Comprehensive Guide to Slasher Movies by Jim Harper, Critical Vision, UK, 2004

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Let the Right One In by Anne Billson, Auteur

Little Book of Horror Films by David Miller, Demand Media Limited, 2014

The Little Shop of Horrors Book by John McCarty, St. Martin’s Press, 1988

Lon Chaney Jr. – Horror Star (1906 – 1973) by Don G. Smith, McFarland, 2004

Lord of Misrule: The Autobiography of Christopher Lee by Christopher Lee, Orion, 2004

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre by Stephen D. Youngkin, University Press of Kentucky, 2012

Lucifer Fulci’s Guide to the Italian Cannibal Film! by Lucifer Fulci,, 2014

Lucio Fulci: Beyond the Gates by Chas Balun, Access Publishers Network, 1997

The Lure of the Vampire: Gender, Fiction and Fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy by Milly Williamson, Columbia University Press, 2005

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Lure of the Vampire: A Pop Culture Reference Book by Bertena Varney, CreateSpace, 2014 (3rd edition)

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Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H.P. Lovecraft by Andrew Migliore and John Strysik, Night Shade Books, 2006


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Mad Doctors, Monsters and Mummies! Lobby Card Postcards From Hollywood Horrors by Denis Gifford, HC Blossom, 1990


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Making Friday the 13th: The Legend of Camp Blood by David Grove, 2005, FAB Press

Making Mischief: The Cult Films of Pete Walker by Steve Chibnall, FAB Press, 1998


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The Making of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead by Lee Karr, Plexus, 2014

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The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies – Peter Normanton, Robinson Press, 2012


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The Man Who Created Halloween – Irwin Yablans, self published, 2012

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Meat is Murder!: An Illustrated Guide to Cannibal Culture by Mikita Brottman, Creation Books, 2001 (2nd edition)

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Memoirs of Hammer: The Fanex Interviews – Midnight Marquee Press, 2009

Men, Makeup and Monsters: Hollywood’s Masters of Illusion and FX by Anthony Timpone, St. Martin’s Press, 1996


Men, Women and Chainsaws by Carol J. Clover, Princeton Classics, 2015 (Revised)

Merchant of Menace: The Life and Films of Vincent Price by Denis Meikle, Hemlock Film, 2015

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Merchants of Menace: The Business of Horror Cinema, edited by Richard Nowell, Bloomsbury


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Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film: Cultural Transformations in Europe, 1732-1933 by Erik Butler, Camden House, 2011 (reprint)

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The Mexican Cinema of Darkness: A Critical Study of Six Landmark Horror and Exploitation Films, 1969-1988 by Doyle Greene, McFarland, 2007

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3 replies

  1. Sounds like the legend of hell house.


  2. Hi, I just found your blog. I noticed that you seem to like old horror movies. I do too. I was hoping that you could tell me the name of a movie I used to see when I was a kid. it’s about a group of paranormal investigators who show up at an old “haunted” house. The story ends with all of them gathered in a room listening to the sound of a loud boom. It turns out that the noises are being made by the ghost of an old bedridden woman who was beating on the wall to summon her nurse. One night, the old woman beat on the wall for help but the nurse was off seeing her boyfriend and so the old woman died. She of course didn’t realize she was dead and was now haunting the house and ultimately ended up driving the nurse to commit suicide. It used to come on tv a lot, in the seventies, and for some reason I seem to think that it’s either a rip-off of the haunting on a sequel to the Haunting.If you have any idea what the name of this movie is, I would be forever grateful. I’ve been looking for it for years.


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