For my review of Fright Favorites, I decided to ask my husband to guest post. Brett Gallman writes for http://www.oh-the-horror.com and @dailygrindhouse, and he’s been published on @fangoria so you can definitely trust his opinion. So here’s his take on the book!
Fright Favorites is a terrific horror movie primer that includes a fascinating preface about the history of Halloween on film starting with the silent era. David Skal’s selections to “haunt your Halloween and beyond” feature some interesting anecdotes and photographs, plus a companion selection for each entry that highlights relatively obscure titles. An essential book especially for those just starting their journey into horror movie history.
I’ve included photos of one of the opening pages and a feature on SCREAM, which is my favorite horror movie. Another favorite section is Hocus Pocus. It really doesn’t matter what mode of horror you like, this book covers classics to modern frights like GET OUT.
Definitely check this one out!
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