Have you ever wondered where you can find those little interesting horror related facts that you can’t seem to find any where else? How about short biographies about the horror careers of Vincent Price, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Castle? Tidbits of horror lore about Godzilla, King Kong, and zombies? A little while ago, I was sent two copies of a book written by Jovanka Vuckovic titled Vuckovic’s Horror Miscellany, and I found the source of all those wonderfully terrifying tidbits that make horror amazing.
Read the official book summary from Ilex Press.
From ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Dracula’ to ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘The Omen’, this grisly grimoire conjures up ghouls, demons and all manner of things that go bump in the night.
Crammed with endless facts, trivia, and stories about every aspect of horror from 1950s EC Comics and TV series ‘The Twilight Zone’; to the music of Black Sabbath and Japanese horror films this little gem of spookiness is guaranteed to keep readers up all night.
Intriguing insights into the lives and work of classic horror writers like H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Clive Barker, and Stephen King are complemented by fascinating behind-the-scenes peeks into the productions of ‘Psycho’, ‘The Thing’, and ‘Halloween’.
Vuckovic’s many authoritative lists include: The Top 13 Vampire Films; Scariest Horror Video Games; and The Best Horror Movie Taglines: “The good news is your date is here! The bad news is … he’s dead!” revealing humor in the horror.
‘Vuckovic’s Horror Miscellany’ is the ideal present for ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘World War Z’ fan in your life. Just don’t read it alone!
If you are hunting for something unique, something that will give you a little different appreciation for the horror genre, you need to pick up Jovanka’s book. Full of interesting and sometimes thought provoking tidbits, the book presents the reader with stories, facts, and trivia concerning a multitude of historical figures in horror, whether they be fictional, real, or phantasmagorical.
These lost bits of horror lore range from Godzilla and King Kong to Vincent Price and Bela Lugosi. The Wolfman meets Night of the Living Dead while top five lists abound (with such subjects as Mandatory Ripper films, Horror Movie Taglines, etc.). What I really appreciated was an abundance of quotes from movies, books, actors, and authors. Diving into their thoughts is always a trip.
What else can I tell you about the book? If you are intrigued by how horror got it’s start plus all of the little nasties that happened with the growth of horror, you really need to check this one out. I really expected to pick this book up every once in a while but I found myself flipping the pages, looking for that next little morsel to intrigue me.
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