"Those who like to stream movies will find Nightwalkers an essential guide." -- Danielle Trussoni, The New York Times
"With a gorgeous, full-color layout spanning more than 170 pages... covers every gothic horror staple imaginable... an essential reference guide that deserves a spot on your bookshelf." -- Breanna Whipple, Rue Morgue
In this revised edition of Bruce Lanier Wright's influential book on the history of gothic horror, Nightwalkers, Wright discusses the vampires, monsters and madmen who changed the world of film in the "modern gothic" era of the late fifties to mid-seventies. The period stretches from Hammer's Curse of Frankenstein (1957) roughly to the gothic era's close at the hands of modern horrors like The Exorcist and The Omen. Wright discusses the history of Hammer Films, American International, Roger Corman's midcentury Poe pictures, and more.
For 20 years, beginning in the late '50s, moviemakers created a new generation of screen terrors. Nightwalkers discusses, in depth, more than a hundred of these classic horror movies with wit, affection, and a wealth of interesting and amusing detail.