Edited by Gary J. Svehla, Susan Svehla
List Price: $35.00
8.25" x 10.5"
on White paper 160 pages
The history of ghost cinema, as well as the haunting
literature upon which the films are often based, is a
noble tradition. Ghost films go back as far as the era
of the Silents. This Midnight Marquee Press volume
presents respected film writers’ personal analyses
of their favorite ghost films. Not necessarily the best
of the genre, but always films of merit. The Mt. Everest
of ghost films—the acclaimed classics—The Uninvited,
The Innocents, The Haunting—are of course included.
But also many neglected cinema specters are
covered: Carnival of Souls, Lady in White, Portrait of
Jennie, High Plains Drifter, etc. Most of these films
are known by the average film buff, but several titles
included may not be recognized (but are equally
of merit and should be sought out).
Often Ghost films have been overlooked by film
historians and critics alike. This revised collection
of Cinematic Hauntings hopes to
remedy the situation.