Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels, Series and Remakes

An Illustrated Filmography, Volume II (1996–2016)


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About the Book

Science fiction, fantasy and horror movies have spawned more sequels and remakes than any other film genre. Following Volume 1, which covered 400 films made 1931–1995, Volume 2 of this comprehensive reference analyzes 334 releases 1996–2017. The traditional cinematic monsters are represented—Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, a new Mummy. A new wave of popular series inspired by comics and video games, as well as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, could never have been credibly produced without advances in special effects technology. Audiences follow the exploits of superheroes like Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Thor, and such heroines as the vampire Selene, zombie killer Alice, dystopian rebels Katniss Everdeen and Imperator Furiosa, and Soviet spy turned American agent Black Widow. The continuing depredations of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers are described. Pre–1996 movies that have since been remade are included. Entries features cast and credits, detailed synopsis, critics’ reviews, and original analysis.

About the Author(s)

Kim R. Holston is a staff librarian in the multimedia department of Chester County Library, Exton, Pennsylvania where he assists the public seeking recommendations on motion pictures, audiobooks, eBooks, and music CDs. He has written or cowritten several books for McFarland.

The late Tom Winchester was a connoisseur of classical music, an aficionado of TV’s Gunsmoke and The X-Files, and a fancier of film noir, especially Out of the Past. Tom lived in Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 374
Bibliographic Info: 140 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9685-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2985-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi
Preface  1
Introduction  3
The Films  5
Bibliography  351
Index  353