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Horror Films.

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Staten Island, New York: Phantom Press, 1991-1993. First edition: 13 issues of the bi-monthly newsletter/magazine. Fine, as new, staplebound within illustrated wraps--at first, simple black-and-white illustrated 20lb covers, which eventually evolve into slick, cardstock weight, color-illustrated covers. 
The full run of the illustrated newsletter devoted to Barker's book, film, and art projects. Many covers are illustrated with Barker artwork or with stills from his films. Quite scarce! 
Price: 300.00 USD
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2 (Barker, Clive). Jones, Stephen, editor CLIVE BARKER'S SHADOWS IN EDEN
(Lancaster, Pennsylvania): (Underwood-Miller), (1991). 0887330738 / 9780887330735 First edition. Hardcover. Covers very lightly splayed, else near fine, bound in black cloth with full-color endpaper art by Stephen Player; in a fine dust jacket with a photograph of Clive Barker on the front panel and a color photo from NIGHTBREED on the rear. 
Massive compendium of commentaries on Barker's books, films, plays, art, by a pantheon of modern horror practitioners, including R. Campbell, D. Cronenberg, S. King, and Barker himself. Crammed with hundreds of Barker drawings and stills. Bibliography. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 (Corman, Roger). Willemen, Paul; Pirie, David; Will, David; Myles, Linda ROGER CORMAN
[Great Britain]: Edinburgh Film Festival 70/Cinema Magazine, [circa 1971]. First edition: a square trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. A hint of wear to the extremities, else fine; printed on coated stock and perfect-bound with color-illustrated cardstock covers. Generously illustrated with film stills. Filmography; thumbnail biography. 
The "first book to examine the work of Roger Corman in a serious manner" collects five essays on the indie director's "Millennic vision", "Genre and Grammar," "Descent into the Maelstrom," "3 Gangster Films," and "2 Colour Supplement Movies." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 (Karloff, Boris). Lindsay, Cynthia DEAR BORIS: The Life of William Henry Pratt a.k.a. Boris Karloff
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. 0394475798 / 9780394475790 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild abrasion and bumping to shelf edges, thus near fine, in gilt-lettered brown cloth shelfback over tomato-red boards, with brown upper-edge tint; in a price-clipped, otherwise fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Square octavo. [272] pages; filmography. 
"This chatty biography, written with the cooperation of the late actor's family, is crammed with anecdotes, personal opinions, and warm humor."--LJ. The text is buttressed with 150 photos and a complete filmography. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 (Lugosi, Bela; Frye, Dwight). Cushing, Tom THE DEVIL IN THE CHEESE: A Fantastic Comedy in Three Acts
New York City: Samuel French, 1927. First edition. Bound in green cloth lettered in black; in printed dust jacket. Illustrated with production photos printed on coated stock inserts. Hardcover. Whisper of shelfwear, suggestion of dust-soiling to top edge, else a remarkably clean, fine copy ; in a dust jacket that shows some rubbing, age-toning, especially to spine, shallow chipping to spine ends, overzealous price clip to front flap. Scarce! 
Stage fantasy which starred Fredric March, Bela Lugosi (a year before his Broadway DRACULA), and Dwight Frye (Renfield to Lugosi's Count in the film). Cushing co-authored LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH--basis for the Lon Chaney film. Splendid horror film item! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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6 Ackerman, Forrest J, editor THE FRANKENSCIENCE MONSTER
New York: Ace Books, (1969). First edition: Paperback Original. Ace 25130. Mass market paperback. Very fine, unread copy in decorated wraps with color cover painting by Verne Tossey depicting Karloff and his most famous creation. Illustrated with photographs; with listings of the horror great's film, TV, radio, and stage credits. 
"Everything you could possibly wish to know about the late, great Boris Karloff," assembled by "Mr. Science Fiction" with his characteristically breezy, pun-filled brio. Tributes by Bradbury, Bloch, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Lon Chaney, etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Eykes, Allen; Adkinson, Robert; Fry, Nicholas, editors THE HOUSE OF HORROR: The Story of Hammer Films
London: Lorrimer Publishing, (1973). 0856470201 / 9780856470202 First edition: trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Book dealer's discreet rubber-stamp to half-title, a hint of age-toning to the pages, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
Early pictorial chronicle of the legendary film studio which infused new blood into the low-budget classical horror film by blending high style and low necklines. Featured: a photo-album of Hammer babes, and lovely color insert gallery of poster designs. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Kong, King as told to Wager, Walter MY SIDE
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., (1976). 0026224204 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in rose-colored cloth with gilt titles to the spine and a gilt ''KK'' to the front cover; in a near fine, bright and unfaded dust jacket with a mild crease to the rear panel. 
Tongue-and-cheek tribute to the great 1932 horror film classic KING KONG told in the "words" of the 132 foot ape as related through Walter Wager. "My children are entitled to hear my side."--Stanley (King) Kong. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 Loynd, Ray THE JAWS 2 LOG
(New York, New York): A Dell Book, (1978). 0440142385 / 9780440142386 First edition: Paperback Original. Dell #14238; cover price, $1.95. Mass market paperback. A hint of edgewear, some lower front corner creases, else a nearly fine, unread copy in color photo-illustrated wraps. 
The making of "the most colossal sequel in movie history!" With eight pages of on-the-scene photos by Susan Ford, plus over 75 other candid photos, diagrams, and a JAWS 2 production storyboard. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Parry, Michael COUNTESS DRACULA
New York: Beagle Books, (1971). First U.S. edition. Beagle #94081. Pages tanned, as is inevitable, mild edgewear and rubbing, else a nearly fine, unread copy in color-illustrated wraps with a still-photo of the incomparable Ingrid Pitt decorating the front cover. 
Novelization of the 1970 Peter Sasdy-directed Hammer horror about a Countess who discovers the secret of eternal youth--she must bathe in the blood of virgins! Based upon the screenplay by Jeremy Paul derived from Valentine Penrose's THE BLOODY COUNTESS. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Preiss, Byron, editor THE ULTIMATE DRACULA
(New York): A Byron Preiss Book, (1991). First hardcover edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Introduction by Dracula maven Leonard Woolf, who also supplies a Dracula filmography. Illustrations by David Johnson. 
Nineteen original vampire stories commissioned on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Universal's film adaptation of Stoker's deathless classic. Contributors include genre heavyweights Anne Rice, Dan Simmons, Philip Jose Farmer, Mike Resnick, et. al. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Stanley, John JOHN STANLEY'S CREATURE FEATURES MOVIE GUIDE STRIKES AGAIN: An A to Z Encyclopedia to the Cinema of the Fantastic, or, Is There a Mad Doctor/Dentist in the House?
Pacifica, Ca.: Creatures At Large Press, (1994). 0940064103 / 9780940064102 Fourth Revised edition: Deluxe Hardcover edition; limited to 1,000 numbered, SIGNED copies. Hardcover. Fine in green linen with red titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket with a front panel illustration by Kenn Davis depicting Frankenstein and an assortment of other film creatures posing for Oscar-award photos. Lacks the slipcase. 
This copy is SIGNED and inscribed by the author with the salutation: "Horrors looking at you, kid!" Chockful of stills (230) and illustrations by Kenn Davis. Includes a synopsis, date, credits and comments for 5,614 feature films and TV features. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Turner, George E. & Price, Michael H. FORGOTTEN HORRORS: Early Talkie Chillers from Poverty Row
South Brunswick & New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, (1979). First edition. SIGNED and inscribed, with an illustration, by the late George E. Turner to front free endpaper. Hardcover. Mild offsetting to all endpapers, tiny bump to upper corner tip of front cover, else near fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with a faint hint of darkening to spine and rear panel, light wear and rubbing, faint vertical crease to front panel. 
Illustrated with photo-repros of movie posters, stills and portrait shots, this is the history of shoestring "horror" films during the formative years of talking picture technology, where Poverty Row was a breeding ground for inventiveness and artistry. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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