Hollywood Cauldron: Thirteen Horror Films from the Genre's Golden Age

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Thirteen of Hollywood s horror classics in detail: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Old Dark House(1932), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), Mark of the Vampire (1935), Mad Love (1935), The Black Room (1935), The Walking Dead (1936), Cat People (1942), Bluebeard (1944), The Lodger (1944), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), Hangover Square (1945) and Bedlam (1946). From original interviews and research, the styles of the various studios (from giant M-G-M to Poverty Row s PRC), along with the performers, directors, and backstage events, are examined.

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Gregory William Mank, a Delta, Pennsylvania, freelance writer, has acted in more than 100 stage productions. He has written numerous books on classic horror films.

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"wonderful -in-depth -I cant recommend this book highly enough -it belongs on every classic horror fans bookshelf"--Monsters From the Vault

"one of the best books about horror films ever"--Classic Images; "a wealth of insight and information"--Midnight Marquee; "impressive...an exemplary exercise in film writing, as well as in horror scholarship"--Scarlet Street; "I can't recommend this book highly enough"--Monsters From the Vault; "meticulously researched and includes fascinating, revealing interviews"--The Villadom Times; "detailed...fascinating stretch of film history...a real treat"--Rue Morgue.

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