You Shrieked. You Gasped. You Hid Your Eyes.
Here’s What You Missed When You Couldn’t Look At The Screen.
Psycho turned a shower into a bloodbath. Touch of Evil divulged the unspeakable. Cat People clawed its way into everyone's nightmares. If a good movie scare is your thing, then this is the book for you—a sweeping look at the dark side in suspense, horror, western, and sci-fi films. From haunting Hitchcock classics to unsung chillers by lesser-known directors, from the creeping madness of Repulsion to the raw predatory fury of Jaws, here are the most spine-tingling moments of one hundred of the greatest cinematic thrillers.
- Embrace your fear of the dentist’s chair with Marathon Man.
- Put on your old prom dress for another turn on the floor with Carrie.
- Grab your field guide and have another look at The Birds.
Pour a nice Chianti and savor The Silence of the Lambs.
Packed with great photos, brief plot summaries, full credits, and the critical tidbits movie buffs crave, this fun-filled guide explains what you missed when you cringed and why these movies top the list of all-time shockers that kept you on the edge of your seat.
Douglas Brode wrote the screenplay for Midnight Blue, a 1995 cult classic, and his twenty-four previous books include The Films of Steven Spielberg, Sinema, and Boys and Toys (all published by Citadel Press), as well as Shakespeare in the Movies (published by Oxford University Press). Brode teaches Cinema Studies at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. He lives in upstate New York.