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

An Illustrated Filmography with Plot Synopses and Critical Commentary, Volume I


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About the Book

Science fiction, fantasy and horror films have spawned more sequels than any other film genre. While the perhaps overly familiar Dracula and Frankenstein have inspired dozens of additional films, such movies as Quatermass and Francis have also produced several sequels.
More than 400 horror, science fiction and fantasy films are analyzed in this comprehensive reference to the genre’s sequels, series and remakes. Filmographies are given for each film, providing year of release, studio, running time, cast and credits. This is followed by a plot synopsis, reviews of the work, and a critical 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 (6 x 9)
Pages: 607
Bibliographic Info: 101 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016 [1997]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9388-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Foreword by Ingrid Pitt      1
Preface      5
Introduction      11

The Films      15

Bibliography      529
Index      535

Book Reviews & Awards

“film fans will be impressed by the scope of this volume”—Library Journal; “analyses are insightful, witty, and readable”—Booklist; “researchers and fans will take pleasure in the book”—Choice; “packed to the gills with information, the results are simply unputdownable”—Film Review; “well-done and useful…highly recommended for larger film and popular culture collections”—ARBA; “engaging and attractively designed…critical evaluations of the films are informative and entertaining”—AB Bookman’s Weekly; “recommended”—Interzone; “astute analysis…well illustrated”—Samhain; “an interesting browser…detailed synopsis”—bare•bones.