Horror filmmaker B Harrison Smith (The Fields, Camp Dread, Death House, The Special) brings historical context to horror films from the 1930s through the late 1980s and the importance of theatrical and group screenings.
“We are losing that experience and these kind of memories today. Seeing horror with a crowd of people can’t be compared to watching it on a phone, computer or even big screen TV at home.”
“Horror has arrived and no one loves it more, or knows more about it than Harrison. Consider yourself lucky. He’s sharing his fascinating journey through the celluloid world of terror and you have a front row seat.” — Adrienne Barbeau
From the time I saw Jaws (1975) in theaters, I knew I wanted to make movies. It was the first movie for me where the audience stood, applauded and cheered at the end.
Since then I have had incredible theater experiences from the best to the worst the genre can offer in theaters with big crowds and the memories are something that fuel today’s nostalgia and drive fans to conventions.
Take a look at horror through a different view, with the historical context of the times and hear from fans who also contributed their memories. This is a fast, fun ride from a “Monster Kid” who went from the weird kid in school to a movie usher at the local mall multiplex and eventually a professional horror filmmaker.
Available in hardback, paperback, e-book and coming audio book from Bear Manor Media
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