By Phil Russell
"Fans of hardcore horror might reasonable good with this compendium" - Horrornews.net past The Darkness is the 1st and merely reference consultant out there to discover the main stunning, hectic, and debatable motion pictures ever made. in addition to plot synopsis, research, and history at the administrators and actors, there also are information on censorship and the debate sparked. The publication additionally comprises chapters on Spanish Horror lower than the Franco regime, the CAT III phenomenon, Mondo videos and shockumentaries, and an interview with mythical underground filmmaker, Nick Zedd. every thing from colossal price range mainstream movies to arthouse oddities and obscurities and underground flicks are lined. during this booklet you're simply as more likely to examine despised filmmakers corresponding to Andrey Iskanov, Fred Vogel, and Uwe Boll as you're such very important artists as Abel Ferrara, David Cronenberg, and Lars Von Trier. With greater than 2 hundred movies coated it's a must-read for somebody attracted to the darkside of cinema. "For enthusiasts of the horror style this can be a ***** 5 famous person book" - Goodreads
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