The Art of Horror Movies

An Illustrated History

Series: Applause Books
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Stephen Jones

This magnificent companion to The Art of Horror, from the same creative team behind that award-winning illustrated volume, looks at the entire history of the horror film, from the silent era right up to the latest releases and trends.

Through a series of informative chapters and fascinating sidebars chronologically charting the evolution of horror movies for more than a century, profusely illustrated throughout with over 600 rare and unique images including posters, lobby cards, advertising, promotional items, tie-in books and magazines, and original artwork inspired by classic movies, this handsomely designed hardcover traces the development of the horror film from its inception, and celebrates the actors, filmmakers, and artists who were responsible for scaring the pants off successive generations of moviegoers!

Edited by multiple award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, and boasting a foreword by director and screenwriter John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), this volume brings together fascinating and incisive commentary from some of the genre's most highly respected experts. With eye-popping images from all over the world, The Art of Horror Movies is the definitive guide for anyone who loves horror films and movie fans of all ages.

$40.00 (US)
Inventory #HL 00160422
ISBN: 9781495064845
UPC: 888680623098
Width: 10.0"
Length: 11.0"
256 pages


“A comprehensive journey through the history of horror films.” – Los Angeles Times

The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History is the one book screaming to land inside your trick-or-treat bag this year – just be prepared, because this thing is a monster! Compiled and edited by award-winning fright fiction author Stephen Jones, the huge, heavy, breathtakingly-rendered TAoHM compiles hundreds of exquisitely eerie posters and other promotional materials dating back from the dawn of cinematic terror to the cutting-edge of 21st century scare fare.” – Merry Jane

“A stunning piece of work that deserves to be on the shelves of every discerning horror fan. 10/10.” – Sci-Fi Bulletin

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