Best Horror Movies Books
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1. The Making of Aliens
Author: by J. W. Rinzler
Published at: Titan Books (August 25, 2020)
As one of the most highly regarded movie sequels of all time, Aliens quickly embedded itself in the minds of cinemagoers around the world when it was released in 1986. Driven by the singular vision of director James Cameron and guided by producer Gale Ann Hurd, its relentless action and unforgettable characters helped cement its place as an undisputed classic of 1980s cinema.
The Making of Aliens tells the complete story of how Cameron and Hurd, together with their immensely talented cast and crew, brought heroine Ellen Ripley back to the big screen-and upped the stakes by introducing a whole army of aliens for her to face.
Interviews with the cast and crew, alongside revealing photography and fascinating concept art, illustrate the film’s eventful journey from its beginnings as a sequel that nobody wanted to make through to its transformation into one of the highest-grossing blockbusters of the decade.
2. Alien: The Original Screenplay
Author: by Cris Seixas
Published at: Dark Horse Books (December 15, 2020)
In 1976, Twentieth Century Fox bought a screenplay by Dan O’Bannon entitled Star Beast. Three years later with Ridley Scott at the helm, Alien was unleashed on unsuspecting filmgoers. En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission.
Their investigation leads them to a desolate planetoid, a crashed alien spacecraft, and a pyramidic structure of unknown origin. Then the terror begins … Writer Cristiano Seixas and artist Guilherme Balbi have attempted to stay true to the characters, settings, and creatures described in O’Bannon’s original screenplay-without replicating the famous designs of Ron Cobb, Moebius, and H.R.Giger.
A new experience, but still terrifying! Collects Alien: The Original Screenplay issues #1-#5.
3. Behind the Horror: True Stories That Inspired Horror Movies (True Crime Uncovered)
Author: by Lee Dr. Mellor
Published at: DK (July 28, 2020)
Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen’s greatest screams. Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was based on the infamous skin-wearing murderer Ed Gein?
Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killers who inspired Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.
Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism.
4. The World of IT
Author: by Ms. Alyse Wax
Published at: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (September 6, 2019)
An official behind-the-scenes companion to New Line Cinema’s IT and IT CHAPTER TWO, the globally popular blockbusters Collecting the best artwork produced during the making of both of these sophisticated and visually enthralling filmsincluding concept art, sketches, storyboards, and behind-the-scenes photographyThe World of IT explores the films’ singular aesthetic and meticulous world-building.
This compendium includes commentary from director Andy Muschietti; producer Barbara Muschietti; the acclaimed ensemble cast; and other creative players who helped bring a new, disturbing vision of King’s perennial bestseller to life.
5. The Making of Alien
Author: by J. W. Rinzler
Published at: Titan Books; Media tie-in edition (July 23, 2019)
A comprehensive and definitive volume telling the complete story of how Alien was made, featuring new interviews with Ridley Scott and other production crew, and including many rarely-seen photos and illustrations from the Fox archives. In 1979 a movie legend was born, as Twentieth Century-Fox and director Ridley Scott unleashed Alien – and gave audiences around the world the scare of their lives.
To celebrate the movie’s fortieth anniversary, author J.W. Rinzler (The Making of Star Wars) tells the whole fascinating story of how Alien evolved from a simple idea in the mind of writer Dan O’Bannon into one of the most memorable sci-fi horror thrillers of all time.
With brand new interviews with Ridley Scott and other key members of the original production crew, and featuring many never-before-seen photographs and artworks from the archives, The Making of Alien is the definitive work on this masterpiece of popular cinema.
6. Stephen King – Dollar Baby (hardback): The Book
Author: by Anthony Northrup
Published at: BearManor Media (January 19, 2021)
In the late 1970s, Stephen King had the idea of selling his short stories for ONE DOLLAR and a contract to let young filmmakers make their own films based on his works. After King’s approval, these films were only available for viewing at film festivals around the world.
For the last forty-plus years and over hundreds of films made, The Dollar Baby program has made a serious impact not only on the Stephen King world, but the film industry itself. Unfortunately, for Stephen King fans, unless you attended these film festivals, you basically would never be able to see them.
In fact, most Stephen King fans have never even heard of the Dollar Baby program. Well, that’s where I come in. I have been interviewing Dollar Baby filmmakers and reviewing their films for eight years. During that time, not only have I also hosted two Dollar Baby Film fests at Crypticon Horror Con in Minnesota, but I also built a trust, a bond, and a friendship with all of the Dollar Baby community.
As a major Stephen King fan, I decided it was time to pull the curtain back and show the fans just what they have been missing. In this book, readers will learn all about the Dollar Baby program, fun facts, trivia, personal stories from the fans themselves, special guests contributors, essays, Where Are They Now?, 55 exclusive interviews with the Dollar Baby filmmakers and reviews of their films, and a whole lot more!
7. The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History (Applause Books)
Author: by Stephen Jones
Published at: Applause; Ill edition (September 1, 2017)
This magnificent companion to The Art of Horror, from the same creative team behind that award-winning illustrated volume, looks at the entire history of the horror film, from the silent era right up to the latest releases and trends. Through a series of informative chapters and fascinating sidebars chronologically charting the evolution of horror movies for more than a century, profusely illustrated throughout with over 600 rare and unique images including posters, lobby cards, advertising, promotional items, tie-in books and magazines, and original artwork inspired by classic movies, this handsomely designed hardcover traces the development of the horror film from its inception, and celebrates the actors, filmmakers, and artists who were responsible for scaring the pants off successive generations of moviegoers!
Edited by multiple award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, and boasting a foreword by director and screenwriter John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), this volume brings together fascinating and incisive commentary from some of the genre’s most highly respected experts.
8. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th
Author: by Peter M. Bracke
Published at: Titan Books; 1st edition (October 11, 2006)
‘Friday the 13th’ introduced moviegoers to a new kind of cinematic terror – shocking, visceral, and graphic. Spawning ten sequels, the series has become the most successful horror franchise. Illustrated with nearly 600 photos, archives and production materials, this volume is a visual memoir of the series.
9. Fright Favorites: 31 Movies to Haunt Your Halloween and Beyond (Turner Classic Movies)
Author: by David J. Skal
Published at: Running Press Adult; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2020)
Turner Classic Movies presents a collection of monster greats, modern and classic horror, and family-friendly cinematic treats that capture the spirit of Halloween, complete with reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, and iconic images. Fright Favorites spotlights 31 essential Halloween-time films, their associated sequels and remakes, and recommendations to expand your seasonal repertoire based on your favorites.
Featured titles include Nosferatu (1922), Dracula (1931), Cat People (1942), Them (1953), House on Haunted Hill (1959), Black Sunday (1960), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Young Frankenstein (1976), Beetlejuice (1988), Get Out (2017), and many more.
10. Jaws: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat (RP Minis)
Author: by Running Press
Published at: RP Minis (October 27, 2020)
Celebrate the forty-fifth anniversary of the classic summer blockbuster with this official Jaws miniature collectible! We’re going to need a bigger boat – and desk – because Jaws is here! This deluxe mini kit includes: 3″ Jaws collectible shadow box inspired by the iconic 1975 movie poster with a spotlight and button that plays the chilling, iconic theme musicillustrated magnet
11. Hung, Drawn and Executed: The Horror Art of Graham Humphreys
Author: by Graham Humphreys
Published at: Korero Press; None edition (March 1, 2020)
Graham Humphreys’ career as a poster artist looms large over horror cinema. From designing the iconic Evil Dead poster to Nightmare on Elm Street and House of a Thousand Corpses, his work is familiar to everyone. It’s easy to see why his work grabs the attention of horror fans and filmmakers alike as he continually and systematically sets the bar ever higher in his quest for sheer terror and pure entertainment.
With more than 40 years experience he is one of the few contemporary illustrators using the traditional medium of gouache to paint his images. Includes previously unseen work: paintings, drawings, and color studies.
12. Beetlejuice: Handbook for the Recently Deceased Deluxe Note Card Set (With Keepsake Book Box) (80's Classics)
Author: by Insight Editions
Published at: Insights; Ncr edition (June 19, 2018)
Celebrate your love of Beetlejuice with this deluxe note card set based on the hit movie, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary! The 1988 Tim Burton movie Beetlejuice is an endearing classic. Now fans can enjoy this unique note card set and keepsake box modeled after the Handbook for the Recently Deceased used by the characters in the film.
Including a pocket journal, twenty note cards, envelopes, and sticker seals, this is the ultimate gift for fans to share their love of Beetlejuice with friends near and far. BEETLEJUICE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and Warner Bros.Entertainment Inc.(s18)
13. Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard: A Definitive Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Greatest Suspense Thriller of All Time
Author: by Matt Taylor
Titan Books; 2nd Expanded ed. edition (September 25, 2012)
The filming of the blockbuster film Jaws is regarded as a landmark event in both the history of motion pictures and the quaint New England island of Martha’s Vineyard, where the geographic isolation necessitated the hiring of hundreds of locals to work as actors and laborers.
Among this virtual army of hometown participants were numerous professional and amateur photographers, each with full access to the production’s inner workings-for the first time ever this compiles their behind-the-scenes photographs and stories into a treasure trove of Jaws rarities.
Included are a foreword by director Steven Spielberg, interviews with production designer Joe Alves, screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, location casting director Shari Rhodes, and more, providing an unprecedented all-access pass to the creation of some of the most memorable and terrifying scenes in film history.
This unique compendium is the first to focus on the production’s local participants, telling their stories at last.
14. Joe Alves: Designing Jaws
Author: by Dennis Prince
Published at: Titan Books; Media tie-in edition (December 3, 2019)
Joe Alves: Designing JAWS provides the production designer’s view into the development of this world-renowned film. Included are Joe’s stunning pre-production illustrations; handwritten location and production notes; on-set photographs; blueprints of the shark’s design; and first-time publication of his complete catalog of storyboards.
Joe Alves: Designing JAWS is a must-have addition to every film reference library. Universal Studios’ JAWS is one of the most compelling and enduring movies ever made. Thrilling generations of audiences worldwide with its tight plot, memorable characters, and ground-breaking special effects – those that brought the great white shark to terrifying life even after many said it couldn’t be done.
Buoyed by an energetic young director, Steven Spielberg, and through collaboration with trusted and equally determined production designer Joe Alves, the two proved integral to the making of this classic motion picture. Painstakingly compiled and written by Joe Alves’ biographer and JAWS expert, Dennis Prince, Joe Alves: Designing JAWS is a must-have addition to every film reference library.
15. Monsters in the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares
Author: by John Landis
Published at: DK; Illustrated edition (August 2, 2016)
Which 1932 film is considered the first feature-length zombie movie? Learn everything there is to know about special effects in films and what it goes into designing iconic monsters that still show up in nightmares in Monsters in the Movies, newly released in paperback.
From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, legendary filmmaker John Landis showcases the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage through theaters! Landis provides his own unique and entertaining insights into the world of moviemaking, and hosts in-depth conversations with leading monster makers, including David Cronenberg, Christopher Lee, John Carpenter, and Sam Raimi, to discuss the art of monster making.
He also surveys the historical origins of the archetypal monsters, such as vampires, zombies, and werewolves. Go behind the scenes to discover the secrets of the special-effects wizards who created legendary frighteners like King Kong, Dracula, and Halloween’s Michael Myers.