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By David Konow

From the writer of the definitive heavy steel historical past, Bang Your Head, a behind-the-scenes look a century of horror films

 

Reel Terror is a love letter to the wildly well known but nonetheless misunderstood style that churns out blockbusters and cult classics yr after yr. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Paranormal Activity, Konow explores its all-time highs and lows, why the style has been missed, and the way horror motion pictures simply will help us triumph over fear. His on-set tales and insights delve into each one motion picture and its impression on American culture.

For novices to all out film buffs, this is the perfection significant other to this Halloween’s motion picture marathons.

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Oh, she thought, maybe I only dreamed him. But I will go home anyway. Ma will protect me from my dreams. But then a clot of shadow moved low against that door, at the top of those stairs there, and a high cry snaked down the lane, and the thing, the man, unfolded himself, the full kinked lanky height of him, with his shining round head, a few hairs streaked across it, a few others floating out sideways, bright and frizzly in the lamplight. Watching him crane to see into that house, hearing his cry, Oll was like Mixie Dixon’s doll that her pa brought from Germany, held together with stiff wires.

Likely she’ll call me Mister Michaels then, not Arlen, not you great puddin-head as she did when I tickled her that time, not darlin as she said once, very low and growly and daring, and quite near her parents’ ears. Now they have all sailed into the clearing like ships into harbour, the whole party. Horses are tethered, cloths are spread, baskets are swung down from shoulders. The clean faces of the High House, with their ornamental collars below and their headwears above, laugh and smile and look about with pleasure.

The man’s feet, on the cobbles, slid, paused and then slapped. His muttering moved away from the window. Oll waited, because her heart of hearts knew he might well come back to a window he had peered in before. But she could not wait too long, because she must see which direction he went in, so she could avoid him. red spikes pages 56 3/8/06 10:11 AM Page 56 red spikes Up she got from between fat Anya and bony Sarra Keller, and ran lightly to the window, keeping to the shadows. She pressed her cheek to the window frame.

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