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50 Years of Ghost Movies: Ultimate Guide to Classic Horror Films by [Staci Layne Wilson]

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Staci Layne Wilson is a writer and filmmaker. She's written and directed several features, TV shows, web-series, and music videos. Follow her on Twitter @StaciWilson


For those of us who rank ghost stories among our favorite horror subgenres, there's never been a better time to be a fan. Japanese directors like Takashi (Ju-on) Shimizu and Hideo (Ring) Nakata have reinvigorated the form to such a degree that both men were recently called upon to direct U.S. versions of their overseas hits, thereby exposing themselves and their original products to a vast international audience. But J-horror isn't the only game in town. American and European filmmakers alike have re-entered the fray with a vengeance; just take a look at last year's After Dark HorrorFest. The Abandoned, Unrest, and The Gravedancers were recognized by most as the best of the fest along with Shimizu's Reincarnation. All revolve around restless spirits and put a fresh spin on a tired subject. And already only three months into 2007 we've seen The Messengers (not so fresh) and Dead Silence (a classic in the making if there ever was one) in theatres and a slew of direct-to-DVD offerings like Bloody Mary, Dead Mary, Mary Had a Bloody Dead Lamb . . . Okay, so I made that last one up, but you get my drift. Ghosts rule! But this is hardly a new craze. Spooky specters have been gracing the silver screen for longer than just about any other horror cliché, and now, thanks to Staci Layne Wilson, we have a definitive resource guide that lays them out for us in neat chronological order: 50 Years of Ghost Movies. The 50 years covered are 1935 to 1985, "golden" times in cinema indeed. From first entry The Fantasy of the Monastary to a little-known Spanish version of The Turn of the Screw that closes out the book on Page 138, every film released from January 1935 to December 1985 that has anything to do with "the soul or spirit of a deceased person" is included here. They are further broken down alphabetically by year with some films summarized in just a few choice words and others given a more lengthy paragraph. A few -- the cream of the crop like screwball favorite Topper, Boris --Debi Moore, Dread Central --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00AVS2HYS
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 1, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1326 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 157 pages
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Staci Layne Wilson is an L.A. native who enjoys traffic, wildfires, and earthquakes—but since her move to Las Vegas, she’s learned to love 110-degree summers, drive-thru wedding chapels, and casinos that still reek of the Rat Pack’s cigars. She has been a professional writer since the age of 12 when she was hired as a columnist for a national magazine. When she's not writing books, she is making movies (Cabaret of the Dead, The Ventures: Stars on Guitars, and The Second Age of Aquarius). Catch up with Staci at:

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