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DIABOLIKA
264 pages, 8.5x11
full color
$45.00

 Since their heyday, comics (or fumetti as they are called in Italy) had a vital part in Italy’s culture and morality, and they even helped break boundaries. That was the case with the so-called “fumetti neri,” such as DIABOLIK, KRIMINAL, SATANIK, and many others that caused a sensation in the early-to-mid-1960s. Similarly, in the late 1960s the adults-only comics paved the way for a more explicit depiction of eroticism, while the 1980s saw the commercial exploitation of underground comics as well as popular genre ones, such as DYLAN DOG.
DIABOLIKA lists the Italian films and TV series based on (or inspired by) comics, graphic novels and photonovels, as well as those movies that, even though not directly adapted from them, sport a distinct comics feel in style, characters and plot. It includes the 1960s adaptations of the lurid “fumetti neri” such as DANGER: DIABOLIK, the two KRIMINAL movies, AVENGER X and SATANIK; the comic-inspired superheroes SUPERARGO, FLASHMAN, THE THREE FANTASTIC SUPERMEN; films based on erotic and adults-only comics including MS. STILETTO; adaptations of popular comic characters such as VALENTINA, TEX and DYLAN DOG and many, many more. It also includes an essay on Turkish films inspired by Italian comics, by Turkish film scholar Kaya Özkaracalar.
The book is lavishly illustrated in color with many rare set stills, lobby cards, poster art and comic book panels.

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British Cult Cinema:
THE AMICUS ANTHOLOGY

6x9, 240 pages, $25
SALE PRICE $18


In 1965, the newly-formed Amicus Productions of filmmaking duo Max J Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky burst onto the British fantasy scene with Dr Terror’s House of Horrors, an anthology film featuring five tales of suspense and the supernatural. The success of Dr Terror encouraged the partners to produce more of the same and in the years that followed, Torture Garden, The House That Dripped Blood, Tales From the Crypt and others forever associated the name of Amicus with the anthology horror film.The Amicus Anthology is an in-depth look at a body of films which were unique in the annals of fantasy cinema and featured not only the talents of horror icons Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee but those of dozens of the most famous names on the British screen in the 1960s and ’70s.

 


Coloring Book for Monster Kids


8.5 x 11, apx. , 50 pages (apx)
$10

This perfect gift for the classic
horror movie fan will take you back to those happy childhood memories of waiting for
Saturday’s horror movies to come on the television. Over 50 pages of horror film images just ready for crayons and some imagination. And the best thing is—no critics to annoy you!

FORGOTTEN FACES OF FANTASTIC FILMS


by James T. Coughlin, 8.5x11, paperback 257 pages, rare photos
Price $25 SALE PRICE $18!


James Coughlin dedicated this volume to those wonderful character actors, we know their faces, but seldom rmember their neams. They were a strange and striking repertory, playing in Hollywood’s nether world arena of Frankenstein’s Monster, Count Dracula, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and the Wolf Man. Each and every one was a seasoned professional, but his or her name was usually far below the billing of a Karloff, Lugosi, Rains or Chaney ... and sometimes there was no billing at all.

So Deadly, So Preverse Vol 2

 Retail Price $45,

SALE PRICE $35

SO DEADLY SO PERVERSE—The Italian thriller, known as the giallo to its hardcore devotees, is a breed of mystery thriller like none other. Taking inspiration from the Edgar Wallace krimis and early, seminal works by auteurs like Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang, these colorful and labyrinthine shockers pushed the envelope of good taste in the 1960s and exploded into glorious excess throughout the 1970s and ’80s. Author Troy Howarth explores the genesis of the genre and traces it to its eventual decline in this two-volume study. Each title is afforded its own in-depth review, replete with contextual information and biographical data on key players in front of and behind the camera. Volume two, covers 1974 to 2013.

So Deadly, So Perverse Vol 1

 Retail Price $45

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X-CERT 2
The British Independent Horror Film: 1971-1983

 6x9, 298 pages, $25
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NOW!X-CERT2 is the sequel to X-CERT, which told the story of Britain’s independent horror film producers from 1951-1970.     In X-CERT2, the low budget horrors of the period 1971-1983, when the age-limit for the X certificate was raised to 18, are examined in all their gruesome detail for the very first time through exclusive interviews, contemporary censorship reports and rare glimpses behind the scenes of some of British horror’s most infamous shockers. The definitive companion-piece to X-CERT.

 

 


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SPLINTERED VISIONS

Black and White edition $30

sale price $18

 

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SPLINTERED VISIONS

COLOR edition $75,
sale price $45

 

For many horror film fans, the name Lucio Fulci conjures images of gore and depravity.Derided by critics as a hack and an imitator and lionized by others as the “Godfatherof Gore,” Fulci remains a polarizing and controversial figure. However, many fans are unaware of the scope and breadth of his filmography. From his early days writing material for popular comics like Totò and Franco and Ciccio to directing films in such genres as the musical and the Spaghetti Western, Lucio Fulci was a filmmaker of great diversity. When he attained international notoriety with the release of his gory epic ZOMBIE, Fulci already had years of experience in the film industry; that film’s success established him as one of Italy’s premier masters of the macabre and he would continue to shock and delight fans until shrinking budgets and failing health began to compromise some of his later work. When he died in 1996, he was on the cusp of a major comeback, but in the years following his death the cult surrounding his legacy has continued to grow. Unfortunately, most studies of Fulci and his work have elected to focus only on a small part of his career. SPLINTERED VISIONS changes all of that by providing an in-depth exploration of Fulci’s filmography, beginning with his work as a screenwriter and extending through all of his films as a director. The popular horror films and thrillers are given ample coverage, but the lesser-known works are finally put into their proper context. Author Howarth provides a detailed portrait of a complex man using newly conducted interviews with actors such as Richard Johnson and Franco Nero, which allows the reader a sense of who
the director was and how he worked. The end result is the most comprehensive overview of Fulci, the man and Fulci, the filmmaker that has been published in English—making SPLINTERED VISIONS a cause for celebration among serious Fulci fans. The book is also lavishly illustrated with a number of rare stills, posters and advertising materials.

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SIX-GUN LAW
$25 sale price $18.

 

The modern Western is so intent on portraying the West as it really was that the end product comes across as a tedious, dimly photographed exercise in grime, gloom and doom. Westerns of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s may not have been entirely accurate in their depiction of the Old West, but
they moved like wildfire and entertained prewar and postwar audiences by the millions.
Sadly, the classic American Western no longer exists—where good guys were good and bad guys were bad. The great Western hero actors of the past have holstered their six-shooters and ridden off into the fading sunset. Author Atkinson looks at the Western career of four of Hollywood’s often overlooked cowpokes: Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy, Joel McCrea and George Montgomery, What
these hombres have left behind is a vast body of work that continues to bring pleasure and enjoyment to many, many fans of a certain age, and may even garner a few younger devotees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTORS

Lionel Atwill
Lionel Atwill: An Exquisite Villain

Hollywood's Maddest Doctors

Lon Chaney, Jr.
Lon Chaney, Jr.- MMAS


Sinister Serials of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and

Lon Chaeny

Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb DVD

Terror in the Tropics DVD


Lon Chaney, Sr.
Chronicles of Terror: Silent Screams

Colin Clive
Hollywood's Maddest Doctors

George Coulouris
Unholy Three

Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing (Bio)

Peter Cushing (MMAS)

Midnight Madness
Dwight Frye

Brett Halsey

Imogen Hassell Tuesday's Child

Glenda Farrell
Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hardboiled Dame

Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life

MMAS Boris Karloff

Midnight Madness


Sinister Serials

We Belong Dead: Frankenstein on Film


Who Framed Boris Karloff (Fiction/mystery
)

Terror in the Tropics DVD


Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee: Autobio

Christopher Lee: Legacy of Horror DVD

Midnight Madness


Bela Lugosi
Bela Lugosi: MM Actors Series

Midnight Madness


Sinister Serials of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and

Lon Chaney


Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb DVD

Terror in the Tropics DVD


Who Framed Boris Karloff (Fiction/mystery

Carla Laemmle Bio


Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre
Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb DVD

Ingrid Pitt
Ingrid Pitt

Dennis Price
Unholy Three

Vincent Price
Midnight Madness
Vincent Price: MMAS

Michael Reeves

Michael Ripper
Michael Ripper Unmasked

Jimmy Sangster
Do You Want it Good or Tuesday?

George Zucco
Hollywood's Maddest Doctors

 

A-Z MOVIE GUIDES
Eurospy Guide

Indie Horrors

Italian Horror

It's Christmas Time at the Movies


Horror 101


Popcorn Prozac
Shrieking Sixties

You're Next: Loss of Identity in the Horror Film

ANIMALS/DOGS
Hollywood's Top Dogs: The Dog Hero in Film

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Lionel Atwill: An Exquisite Villain

Robert Clarke

Peter Cushing

Rosemary DeCamp

Theron Denson: Black Diamond

Glenda Farrell

Dwight Frye

Brett Halsey

Hollywood's Maddest Doctors:

Lionel Atwill, Colin Clive, George Zucco

Ib Melchior

Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life

Carla Laemmle

Christopher Lee

Mantan the Funnyman: Mantan Moreland

Paul Naschy

Michael Reeves

Jimmy Sangster: Do You Want it Good or Tuesday?


Unholy Three

Fritz Von Erich

Robert Wise: Americana Filmmaker DVD


DRACULA

Dwight Frye

Hammer Vampire


Christopher Lee


Bela Lugosi


EURO CINEMA
Eurospy Guide

Haunted World of Mario Bava

Italian Horror

Paul Naschy: Memoirs of a Wolfman

So Deadly, So Perverse

 

FICTION
Bela Lugosi and the House of Doom

Cool Cat

Drums of the Lost Gods

What You See Will Shock You!

Who Framed Boris Karloff


FORGOTTEN HORRORS
Forgotten Horrors Vol. 1-4

Human Monsters


FRANKENSTEIN
Hammer Frankenstein

Hollywood's Maddest Doctors

Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life
Reel Mad Doctors

We Belong Dead: Frankenstein on Film

Who Framed Boris Karloff (Fiction/mystery)

Dwight Frye

 

GHOSTS/SUPERNATURAL
Cinematic Hauntings

 

 

 

DVDS

Christopher Lee: Legacy of Horror DVD

The Ed Wood Awards: DVD

FANEX Files: Hammer DVD

FANEX Files: Sam Arkoff DVD

Midnight Madness/Monster Madness Part 1, 2, 3

Robert Wise: Americana Filmmaker DVD

Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb DVD

Terror in the Tropics DVD

GORE/MODERN HORROR/EXPLOITATION

Attack of the B Queens

Chris Alexander's Blood Spattered Book

The Ed Wood Awards: DVD

FANEX Files: Sam Arkoff DVD

Forbidden Fruit

Guilty Pleasures of the Horror Film

Haunted World of Mario Bava

Horror 101

Minds of Fear: 30 Cult Classics
of the Modern Horror  Film


Shadowplay


Son of Guilty Pleasures of the Horror Fil
m

X-Cert: The British Independent
Horror Film: 1951-1970

GRAPHIC NOVELS/ART
Carnival of Souls

A Gallery of Stars:The Story of the Hollywood
Brown Derby's Wall of Fame

Scream Chills

 

HAMMER FILMS/BRITISH HORROR
Amicus

Midnight Marquee Studio Series: Hammer

Peter Cushing (Bio)


Peter Cushing (MMAS)


English Gothic


FANEX Files: Hammer DVD


Hammer Frankenstein

Hammer Sci-fi

Hammer Vampire

Imogen Hassall

Christopher Lee: Tall Dark and Gruesome (autographed)


Memories of Hammer


Ingrid Pitt

Jimmy Sangster: Do You Want it Good or Tuesday? First Edition

The Shrieking Sixties

You Are Old Enough Son

You're Not Old Enough Son


HISTORIES OF FILM
Celluloid Adventures: Good Movies, Bad Timing

Celluloid Adventures: Artistic Triumphs
Box-Office Bombs


Mad About Movies Magazine

Midnight Marquee 50th Anniversary Issue #79

Mindwarp: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures

The Rise and Fall of the Horror Film

Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the 1930s


INTERVIEW BOOKS
Monsters, Mutants and Heavenly Creatures


ALFRED HITCHCOCK
Alfred Hitchcock's London

Hitchcock Becomes Hitchcock

 

HORROR SHOW HOSTS
American Scary


KING KONG
Spawn of Skull Island: The Making of King Kong

MAD ABOUT MOVIES/Movie Mystique
MAM 1-9

MEMOIRS
Paul Naschy: Memoirs of a Wolfman

William Fox: A Story of Early Hollywood

You Are Old Enough Son

You're Not Old Enough Son



 

MOGULS/MOVIE STUDIOS
FANEX FILES - Sam Arkoff (DVD)

Midmar Studio Series: Hammer


20th Century Fox - William Fox


MUSICALS/BROADWAY
Art, Popular Culture and the Classical Ideal in the 1930s: Two Classic Films—A Study of Roman Scandals and Christopher Strong

Lionel Atwill: An Exquisite Villain

It's Christmas Time at the Movies

Frank Sinatra


Maxine Barrat

Vera-Ellen

 

SCI-FI
Atomic Age Cinema

FANEX FILES -

Sam Arkoff (DVD)


Attack of the B Queens


Fantastic Journeys: Sci-Fi Memories

Robert Clarke

Guilty Pleasures of the Horror Film

Hammer Sci-fi

Ib Melchior

Massacred by Mother Nature

Silent Screams


Son of Guilty Pleasures of the Horror Film

You're Next: Loss of Identity in the Horror Film


SCREAM QUEENS/
WOMEN IN GENRE FILMS

Attack of the B Queens

Bitches, Bimbos and Virgins: Revised


Imogen Hassall


Ingrid Pitt

Movie Mystique Magazine

SERIALS
Classic Cliffhangers
Vol 1 and Vol. 2

Sinister Serials

Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb DVD

Terror in the Tropics DVD

 

SILENT FILMS
Silent Screams

SPYS
Brett Halsey

Celluloid Adventures: Good Movies, Bad Timing


Eurospy Guide

 

TRIVIA
The 'Way-Out, Wonderful
World of Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Trivia


VOODOO/ZOMBIES
Drums of Terror:
Voodoo in the Cinema

WRESTLING

Fritz Von Erich

 

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