Nightmare Movies: new edition now on sale

Kim Newman’s Nightmare Movies was first published in 1988 and since then gained a place among the classics of cult film criticism. Now in 2011, the new edition brings Newman’s seminal work up to date by ‘reassessing his earlier evaluations and adding a second part that analyses the last two decades of horror films with all the wit, intelligence and insight for which he is known. Since the publication of the first edition, horror has been on a gradual upswing and has gained a new and stronger hold over the film industry. Newman negotiates his way through a vast back catalogue of horror and charts the on-screen progress of our collective fears and bogeymen, from the low-budget slasher movies of the 1960s, through to the slick releases of the 2000s.’

Nightmare Movies is an invaluable companion, an updated history, and an entertaining guide to horror films since the ’60s. It is now available from Bloomsbury at ’30.

Kim Newman’s Nightmare Movies was first published in 1988 and since then gained a place among the classics of cult film criticism. Now in 2011, the new edition brings Newman’s seminal work up to date by ‘reassessing his earlier evaluations and adding a second part that analyses the last two decades of horror films with all the wit, intelligence and insight for which he is known. Since the publication of the first edition, horror has been on a gradual upswing and has gained a new and stronger hold over the film industry. Newman negotiates his way through a vast back catalogue of horror and charts the on-screen progress of our collective fears and bogeymen, from the low-budget slasher movies of the 1960s, through to the slick releases of the 2000s.’

Nightmare Movies is an invaluable companion, an updated history, and an entertaining guide to horror films since the ’60s. It is now available from Bloomsbury at ’30.