Monday, November 21, 2016

...A Horror-Mood Horror Book Review... “Unsung Horrors”

Your “Mad Maniacal Mocking Marauder Of All Things Horror-Mood” returns once again to this “Dungeon Of Depravity” called …The Horror-Mood… for yet another “Diabolical Diatribe” in the form of yet another “Horror-Mood Horror Book Review”…

This time around we are presented for your enjoyment a “Terrible Tome” focused on the “Unsung Horrors” of the horror film industry…


“Unsung Horrors” are best described as neglected, unappreciated or otherwise forgotten horror or fantasy films from the Silents to the 70’s, at least according to publisher Eric McNaughton (he of We Belong Dead magazine and this past years sold out “70’s Monster Memories” “Tome Of Terror” (which I previously reviewed)…

Eric McNaughton’s heartfelt introduction and editorship is once again near flawless and seamless throughout, with an excellent foreword from Joe Dante (he of Gremlins and The Howling directorial fame)…

This is a massive and beautiful 440 page softcover book with full color throughout (packed with stills, posters and lobby cards) covering more than 200 of these deservedly or undeservedly forgotten and unsung horrors!


Titles that are thoroughly covered by editor McNaughton’s stable of reviewers in this publication are as follows:

Seven Dead In The Cat’s Eye, Goke Body Snatcher From Hell, Bug, Craze, The Asphyx, Orca, And Soon The Darkness, “SSSSSSS”, Baron Blood, Lévres De Sang, Lake Of Dracula, The Black Cat (1966), All The Colours Of The Dark, Matango, IT, Caltiki The Immortal Monster, The Lodger (1944), The 7th Victim, Blood And Roses, The Monkey’s Paw (1948), The Lost Continent (1968), Kongo, Doctor X, Death Line, The Black Panther, The Crazies, Onibaba, Grizzly (one of my personal favorites), Inquisition, Curse Of The Faceless Man, Chosen Survivors, The Face At The Window, Murders In The Zoo, The Long Hair Of Death (I Lunghi Capetti Della Morte), The Deathmaster, The Living Skeleton, Frogs, Behemoth The Sea Monster, Dark Places, The Green Slime (another personal favorite), The Projected Man, The Clairvoyant, Sugar Hill, Diary Of A Madman, The Golem (1920), Nightmare Castle, The Curse Of The Fly, Doomwatch, Willard, Equinox, Damned In Venice, The Face Of Fu Manchu, Werewolf Shadow, House Of Mystery, Frankenstein 1970, Deathdream, The Frozen Dead, The Ghost Of Frankenstein, Seven Footprints To Satan, Devil Doll, Dracula Pére Et Fils, Jonathan, Les Raisins Dela Mort, The Haunted House Of Horror (looooved this when I saw it first run at a Drive-In Theater), Crypt Of The Living Dead, Il Demonio, VIY, Shock Waves, Four Flies On Grey Velvet, The House That Screamed, The Sphinx, Jack The Ripper (1958), Curse Of The Devil, The Manster, Black Zoo, It! The Terror From Beyond Space, In Search Of Dracula, Le Golem, Kill Baby Kill, The Return Of Dracula, Children Of The Damned, Lady Frankenstein, The Beast With Five Fingers, Tintorerera: Killer Shark, A Study In Terror, Jaws 2, Legend Of The Werewolf, Doctor Blood’s Coffin, The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue, Day Of The Animals, The Pack, Dark Intruder, The Shuttered Room, Lorna The Exorcist, Castle Of The Walking Dead, Man-Made Monster, The Black Scorpion, The Werewolf, Castle Of The Living Dead, Kuroneko. Mother Reily Meets The Vampire, The Tell-Tale Heart (1960), The Vampire Bat, The Dark Eyes Of London, Mystery Of The Mary Celeste, La Noches De Las Gavlotas (Night Of The Seagulls), Atom Age Vampire, Race With The Devil, Cry Of The Werewolf, Werewolf Of London (a must see!), The Unknown, The Perfume Of The Lady In Black, An Angel For Satan, The Devil Bat, The Black Belly Of The Tarantula, The Bat Whispers, The Red Queen Kills 7 Times, Kingdom Of The Spiders, Revenge Of The Blood Beast (legendary director Michael Reeves first feature film), Trog, The Secret Of Dorian Gray, Horror Rises From The Tomb, The Loreley’s Grasp, The Snake Girl And The Silver-Haired Witch, Nothing But The Night, The Strange Door, The Virgin Of Nuremburg, The Legend Of Blood Castle, Devils Of Darkness, Supernatural, Murders In The Rue Morgue (Lugosi 1931), The House With Laughing Windows, Who Can Kill A Child, The Alligator People, The Comeback, Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb, The Mask Of Fu Manchu, The House In Nightmare Park, Lizard In A Woman’s Skin (a Lucio Fulci Classic!), The Psychopath, Terror-Creatures From The Grave, Pharaoh’s Curse, The Last Man On Earth, The Devil Commands, Tormented, The Legend Of Hell House, Castle Sinister, Scream And Scream Again, Twice Told Tales, The Undying Monster, Lady Morgan’s Vengeance, Der Student Von Prag (The Student Of Prague), The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock, Mill Of The Stone Women, Werewolf In A Girl’s Dormitory, The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1948), Squirm, Dr. Pyckle And Mr. Pryde, Le Testament Du Docteur Cordelier, The Dunwich Horror, Witchcraft, Son Of Kong, The Queen Of Spades, Macbeth (1971), The Hands Of Orlac, Tower Of Evil, Bloodstained Butterfly, Three Cases Of Murder, Murders In The Rue Morgue (1971), The Cremator, What Have You Done To Solange?, The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Nightmare In Wax, Where Has Poor Mickey Gone?, The Face Behind The Mask, The Naked Prey, Phantom Of The Paradise, Devil’s Nightmare, Scream Blacula Scream, The Mummy’s Hand, El Barón Del Terror (Braniac), The Curse Of The Living Corpse, Ben, The Incredible Melting Man, Tentacles, And Now The Screaming Starts, Damien Omen II, The Naked Jungle, House Of Horrors, The Four Skulls Of Jonathan Drake, The Man From Nowhere, Tombs Of The Blind Dead, Fährmann Maria (Ferryboat Maria) and The Return Of The Vampire…


Now That Is A Bucket List Of Movies To Watch, Eh?





Once again, Steve Kirkham’s Tree Frog Communications provides you with a plethora of eye popping visuals to guide you on your visual journey through this oft forgotten landscape of filmic delights…



Out now and again a must have tome for any discerning horror movie buff, ‘Unsung Horrors’ will prove indispensable as an informing and entertaining read and reference publication…

To order “Unsung Horrors” direct from the publisher please use the ordering link in the links section...

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