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MIDMAR ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

Midnight Marquee Anniversary Issue Midnight Marquee #79
50th Anniversary Issue

MidMar is proud to announce
EXCITING NEW TITLES
COMING IN 2014!

Atomic Age Cinema: 
From a Duck to a Dinosaur

by Barry Atkinson

The Haunted World of Mario Bava
by Troy Howarth

 Tome of Terror: 
Horror Films of the 1930s
(first in a series) 

by Troy Howarth and Chris Workman

Ralph Bates: An Actor’s Life
by Christopher Gullo

Lionel Atwill:  The Exquisite Villain
by Neil Pettigrew

 Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films
by Jim Coughlin

 Diabolica: 
Supercriminals and Superheroes
in Italian Cinema

by Roberto Curti

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Midnight Marquee and Hemlock Books have joined forces to produce affordable books for their U.S. and U.K. fans.
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ORDER ALL 3 NEW TITLES FOR $40 plus shipping!
Set #1 Mind Warp, X-CERT, Urban Terrors

Set #2, Hammer Frankenstein, Vampire, Fantasy & Sci-fi
Roger Corman X-cerpts Urban Terrors Hammer, Frankenstein Hammer Vampire Hammer Sci-fi

MIND WARP!

The Fantastic True Story of
Roger Corman's
New World Pictures
296 pages,
6x9 paperback
Regular Price $25,
on SALE $15

The year is 1969. After making his hugely-successful series of Poe movies with Vincent Price, producer-director Roger Corman set up shop as New World Pictures. For the next thirteen years, Corman was the driving force behind some of the best-known fantasy and exploitation films of the 1970s and early '80s - while his company kicked off the careers of directors like James Cameron, Jonathan Demme and Ron Howard.
Mind Warp chronicles the amazing history of Corman's 'New World' – the films, the facts and the fantastic feats of budget ingenuity! The ultimate guide to drive-in thrills and chills at their best. 


X-CERT
240 pages,
6x9 paperback
Regular Price $25,
on SALE $15

Forget Hammer. Forget Amicus or Tigon. The 1950s and '60s were the era of the 'X'-certificate, when the emergent British horror film was equally represented by the work of a number of independent producers who between them created some of the most memorable thrillers of the period. This was the time when madmen stalked the Circus of Horrors, Jack the Ripper rubbed shoulders with Peeping Tom, and cinemagoers were invited to walk the Corridors of Blood, enter the Theatre of Death and set foot on the Island of Terror...
In X-CERT, the 'Adults Only' horror films that inspired the nightmares of a generation are examined in detail for the very first time through exclusive interviews, contemporary censorship reports and rare glimpses behind the scenes--complete with over 200 stills!

URBAN TERRORS

296 pages,
6x9 paperback
Regular Price $25,
on SALE $15

By the late 1990s, the Golden Age of British Horror Cinema was long gone. But like all the best monsters, the genre has risen from the grave and in the 21st century is going from strength to strength.
Urban Terrors is the first book to fully examine the British horror film revival, documenting and analysing the more than 100 movies that were commercially released between 1997 and 2008. It reveals how the changes in technology have enabled more people to make films, how changes in distribution - from VHS to DVD to VOD - are enabling more people to watch them, and how the mainstream media has failed to spot and comment upon this largely-undocumented phenomenon. And it examines how these new kinds of horror films have dealt with issues like disenfranchised youth, class division and social exclusion...

THE HAMMER FRANKENSTEIN
240 pages,
6x9 paperback
Regular Price $25,
on SALE $15

 In 1957, Hammer released The Curse of Frankenstein and changed the face of horror cinema forever, and made international stars of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. In the years that followed, the company made six more Frankenstein films and a television pilot, all but two of them starring Cushing as the callous and amoral Baron Frankenstein. Hallenbeck explores in detail the many cinematic experiments of the baron in a series unique in the annals of British horror. The Hammer Frankenstein relates the story of how Hammer Films, and director Terence Fisher, made a movie "monster" that endures to this day...

THE HAMMER VAMPIRE
240 pages,
6x9 paperback
Regular Price $25,
on SALE $15

The Hammer Vampire is an in-depth examination of how Hammer changed a genre forever. The screen vampire as we know and love it today would not have existed in its present form but for the 16 Gothic horror films produced by Hammer between 1958 and 1974.Hammer's greatest contribution may have been in its evolution of the seductive vampire woman, who ultimately proved to be far more deadly than the male...

 

HAMMER FANTASY
& SCI-FI
260 pages,
6x9 paperback
Regular Price $25,
on SALE $15

Hammer Fantasy & Sci-Fi: Although known for Horror, Hammer was also responsible for some of the best fantasy and sci-fi films made in the UK. From the terrors of Quatermass through the prehistoric menace of One Million Years B.C., Hammer put as much style and creativity into its fantasy features as it did into its Gothic horrors. Hallenbeck explores Hammer's many forays into science-fantasy, setting them in the context of the genre as a whole and providing the reader with a wealth of background detail and rare photos from private collections.

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I salute them and wish them continued success."—Leonard Maltin

 

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