Celebrate The Art of Horror this Halloween Season


In The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History, multi-award winning horror and dark fantasy writer and editor Stephen Jones brings together thrilling visuals of the horror genre that have bewitched audiences since the 19th century. With a foreword by Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods), this is one collection you don’t want to miss!

The images contained in the book have inspired nightmarish creatures that wander the streets every Halloween, the tradition of bone-chilling campfire stories, and let’s not forget the psyche-scarring films audiences like us can’t get enough of.

Look for The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History during the Halloween season from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; it’s currently set for an October 13th release.

Amazingly, there has never been a book quite like The Art of Horror – a celebration of frightful images, compiled and presented by some of the genre’s most respected names. While acknowledging the beginnings of horror-related art in legends and folk tales, the focus of the book is on how the genre has presented itself to the world since the creations of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley first became part of the public consciousness in the 19th century. It’s all here: from early engravings – via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books, and paintings – to today’s artists working entirely in the digital realm.

Editor Stephen Jones (a Hugo Award nominee and the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, three International Horror Guild Awards, four Bram Stoker Awards, twenty-one British Fantasy Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Horror Association) and his stellar team of contributors have sourced visuals from archives and private collections (including their own) worldwide, ensuring an unprecedented selection that is accessible to those discovering the genre, while also including many images that will be rare and unfamiliar to even the most committed fan.

From the shockingly lurid to the hauntingly beautiful – including images of vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, demons, serial killers, alien invaders, and more – every aspect of the genre is represented in ten themed chapters. Quotes from artists/illustrators and a selection from writers and filmmakers are featured throughout.





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