You'll scream with delight while reading this fun and engaging book as it recommends and explores the fright flicks all horror fans need to see to ascend to the level of a true horror freak. Learn More
In these pages, Roger Corman, the most successful independent filmmaker in Hollywood, relates his experiences as the director and/or producer of such low-budget classics as ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS, THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE RAVEN, THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES, THE WILD ANGELS, THE TRIP, NIGHT CALL NURSES, BLOODY MAMA, PIRANHA, and many others. Learn More
An enormously entertaining account of the gifted and eccentric directors who gave us the golden age of modern horror in the 1970s, bringing a new brand of politics and gritty realism to the genre.
Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves provides essential background on the samurai warrior in Japanese culture and helps explain what makes these tales of loyalty, revenge, and explosive swordsmanship so watchable. Learn More
Sweden’s place in film history is secure and prominent. Swedish films are associated internationally with Ingmar Bergman’s successful and high quality works. However, another breed of Swedish film is notorious for its laissez-faire attitude towards nudity, relaxed sexuality, drugs, and shocking violence. Learn More
In 1977, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training had a moment in the sun. A glowing junk sculpture of American genres—sports flick, coming-of-age story, family melodrama, after-school special, road narrative—the film cashed in on the previous year’s success of its predecessor, The Bad News Bears. Arguing against the sequel’s dismissal as a cultural afterthought, Josh Wilker lovingly rescues from the oblivion of cinema history a quintessential expression of American resilience and joy. Learn More