Called “A long overdue addition to the horror pantheon!” from Robert Englund himself, HIDDEN HORROR: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks features insights from 101 of the most passionate horror enthusiasts from all across the globe. From Aaron “Dr. AC” Christensen, the mind behind Horror 101: The A-List of Horror Films and Monster Movies, the film is composed of essays dripping with love for some of the most overlooked, forgotten, or dismissed horror films. This is a book that I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time, as I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute.
Contributors include Fangoria’s Tony Timpone and Chris Alexander, Rue Morgue’s Dave Alexander, Monica S. Kuebler and John W. Bowen, HorrorHound’s Kristy Jett, Kenneth Nelson and Nathan Hanneman, Videohound’s Mike Mayo, Twitch’s Dave Canfield, FEARnet’s Lawrence P. Raffel and John Squires, and many more. Cult filmmaker and Blue Underground founder William Lustig (Maniac, Maniac Cop) provides the foreword.The result is a roster of films as impressive as the bylines, highlighting silent classics such as THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
and THE HANDS OF ORLAC
alongside foreign horrors like TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD
. Schlocky shockers THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH
and HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP
share space with mind-benders like POSSESSION
and THE TENANT
. With 101 literary love letters to 101 underrated titles, you’ll soon be combing your queues and video shelves to see every last one! For inquiring minds, my contribution discussed the often misunderstood I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
Several of the tome’s contributors will be on hand for a book launch party at Spyners Pub in Chicago, IL on January 19 from 3pm – 7pm. In addition to food, drinks, trivia and prizes, physical copies of the book will be available at a discounted price.
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