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Cinema Macabre

£9.99

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From the back cover: Horror movies are big business. Ever since the first flickering images started appearing on that magical silver screen, people have enjoyed being scared. What is it that compels us to seek the kinds of experiences we wouldn't dream of wishing for in real life? Is it the visceral thrill, the physical kick to our system that we crave? Or are the reasons more deep-rooted? Are horror movies like waking dreams, sluicing out the clutter of our unconscious minds, purging our anxieties and fears by confronting us with them in a safe environment? Travel back along the memory-paths of any current practitioner of strange fiction, of any professional creator of bizarre imagery - be they artist, writer, movie-maker, perhaps a combination of two, or even all three - and you will find, embedded in those paths, glinting like gold, seminal moments from countless horror movies, nightmare images that shaped that particular individual's mind, influenced his or her life in positive, creative ways. In Cinema Macabre the editor, Mark Morris, asked fifty genre practitioners to elect their favourite horror movie and to wax lyrical about it. The choices are eclectic, enlightening, occasionally startling. Come with us as we delve into some of the most fertile, imaginative minds working in the genre today, as we examine what frightens those who in turn frighten us. Contributors include Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Simon Pegg, Michael Marshall Smith, Brian Aldiss, Christopher Fowler, Kim Newman, Thomas Tessier, Tim Lebbon, Mark Chadbourn and Ramsey Campbell. Mark Morris is the author of ten novels, several novellas and dozens of short stories. His previous UK novel was Fiddleback, a psychological thriller written under the pseudonym J.M. Morris. His most recent novel Nowhere Near An ANgel was published by PS in autumn 2005. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife, the artist Nel Whatmore, and their two children.

Book in good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Printed in 2006.

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Mark Morris
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21 x 14.7 x 2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
095386815X
ISBN-13:
9780953868155
Number of pages:
233
Publisher:
The British Fantasy Society

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From the back cover: Horror movies are big business. Ever since the first flickering images started appearing on that magical silver screen, people have enjoyed being scared. What is it that compels us to seek the kinds of experiences we wouldn't dream of wishing for in real life? Is it the visceral thrill, the physical kick to our system that we crave? Or are the reasons more deep-rooted? Are horror movies like waking dreams, sluicing out the clutter of our unconscious minds, purging our anxieties and fears by confronting us with them in a safe environment? Travel back along the memory-paths of any current practitioner of strange fiction, of any professional creator of bizarre imagery - be they artist, writer, movie-maker, perhaps a combination of two, or even all three - and you will find, embedded in those paths, glinting like gold, seminal moments from countless horror movies, nightmare images that shaped that particular individual's mind, influenced his or her life in positive, creative ways. In Cinema Macabre the editor, Mark Morris, asked fifty genre practitioners to elect their favourite horror movie and to wax lyrical about it. The choices are eclectic, enlightening, occasionally startling. Come with us as we delve into some of the most fertile, imaginative minds working in the genre today, as we examine what frightens those who in turn frighten us. Contributors include Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Simon Pegg, Michael Marshall Smith, Brian Aldiss, Christopher Fowler, Kim Newman, Thomas Tessier, Tim Lebbon, Mark Chadbourn and Ramsey Campbell. Mark Morris is the author of ten novels, several novellas and dozens of short stories. His previous UK novel was Fiddleback, a psychological thriller written under the pseudonym J.M. Morris. His most recent novel Nowhere Near An ANgel was published by PS in autumn 2005. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife, the artist Nel Whatmore, and their two children.

Book in good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Printed in 2006.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Mark Morris
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21 x 14.7 x 2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
095386815X
ISBN-13:
9780953868155
Number of pages:
233
Publisher:
The British Fantasy Society

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