Horror films of the 1990s

by Muir, John Kenneth, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2011
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1995.9.H6 M87 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN1995.9.H6 M87 2011
This filmography covers more than 300 horror films released from 1990 through 1999. The horror genre's trends and clichés are connected to social and cultural phenomena, such as Y2K fears and the Los Angeles riots. Popular films were about serial killers, aliens, conspiracies, and sinister "interlopers," new monsters who shambled their way into havoc. Each of the films is discussed at length with detailed credits and critical commentary. There are six appendices: 1990s clichés and conventions, 1990s hall of fame, memorable ad lines, movie references in Scream , 1990s horrors vs. The X-Files , and the decade's ten best. Fully indexed, 224 photographs.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "John Muir, horror blogger and author of more than 20 science fiction and horror film reference books, has gathered more than 300 film records for the period 1990-99. The preface describes trends, the dating (by American theatrical release or direct to video), and the book's organization. Part 1 covers the history of the horror film as a symbol of fear in America, from the first Bush presidency through Clinton; part 2 offers a decade of growing trends (serial killers); part 3 lists alphabetically within each year the film titles, with cast and crew, synopsis, and commentary. Films range from cult favorites, such as Candyman and The Frightened, to better-known films like the Oscar-winning Silence of the Lambs and the remake of Cape Fear. Black-and-white photographs are used to highlight selected films. There are several interesting appendixes offered: 1990s Horror Conventions, 1990s Horror Hall of Fame (which lists performers who appeared in at least three genre films in the decade), Memorable Ad Lines, Movie References in Scream (1996), Horror Films of the 90s vs. The X-Files, and The 10 Best Horror Films of the 1990s. These are followed by a list of references, a bibliography, and an index. This is a decent, easy-to-use resource on horror films as well as pop culture of the decade, and it would also be a useful aid to building a special horror DVD collection. Public libraries may want this volume in their circulating collections.--Hogan, Patricia Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Horror films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co.,2011
Language English
Description xii, 702 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 685-688) and index.
ISBN 9780786440122 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
0786440120 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
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