The expanded edition of The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History is a truly phenomenal book. Its pages are adorned not only with diverse artwork, from posters and paintings to cigarette cards, but they are also replete with both obscure and mainstream information, from the very beginning of horror as a cinematographic phenomenon. For anyone interested in the history of horror films, this book is a gem to own... The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History serves as a serious and comprehensive guide to anyone seeking a true immersion in, and knowledge of, the horror genre. It is also a book so full of beautiful art, covering more than a century, that savoring its artwork is itself an eerie, immersive experience. Lastly, the book also serves as a work of comparative criticism and history, showing how real world events and artistic movements also inspired horror films.