A rare out-of-print signed slipcased limited 1st edition of an homage to some of the best horror films of all time, edited by Mark Morris, and signed by all 52 contributing authors. Cinema Macabre' published by PS Publishing, Hornsea in 2006, 1st edition, medium modern hardback, (xii - signed sheets) + [xviii] + 233 pages.
Flat hand signed by all 52 contributing authors, including Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Basil Copper, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Aldiss, Lisa Tuttle and Mark Gatiss. This edition had a limited run of only 200 worldwide copies. This copy is a very low number, being hand numbered as 5 from the 200-run.
In very fine unread condition in a very fine slipcase, the book has a black ribbon page marker. A very uncommon collection from the ever-popular PS Publishing.
Horror movies are big business. Ever since the first flickering images started appearing on that magical silver screen, people have enjoyed being scared. What is it that compels us to seek the kinds of experiences we wouldn't dream of wishing for in real life? Is it the visceral thrill, the physical kick to our system that we crave?
Or are the reasons more deep-rooted? Are horror movies like waking dreams, sluicing out the clutter of our unconscious minds, purging our anxieties and fears by confronting us with them in a safe environment?
Travel back along the memory-paths of any current practitioner of strange fiction, of any professional creator of bizarre imagery - be they artist, writer, movie-maker, perhaps a combination of two, or even all three - and you will find, embedded in those paths, glinting like gold, seminal moments from countless horror movies, nightmare images that shaped that particular individual's mind, influenced his or her life in positive, creative ways. In Cinema Macabre the editor, Mark Morris, asked fifty genre practitioners to elect their favourite horror movie and to wax lyrical about it.The choices are eclectic, enlightening, occasionally startling. Come with us as we delve into some of the most fertile, imaginative minds working in the genre today, as we examine what frightens those who in turn frighten us.
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