The BFI Companion to Horror

BFI Companion to Horror

The BFI Companion to Horror

UK: Continuum (formerly Cassell Academic), 1996; PB. ISBN: 0304332135Add to Goodreads


With a foreword by Ramsey Campbell.

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This book provides a valuable history of the horror genre from its genesis in the 18th-century Gothic novel, through to the Victorian ghost story, and onward via 100 years of film.

In addition to entries on actors, directors, writers, technicians, horror-themed films and television series, the book provides essays on classic horror characters like Frankenstein and Dracula, and on recurrent situations like decapitation and body-snatching.

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