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This historic Dictionary of Horror motion pictures strains the advance of horror cinema from the start of the twentieth century to the current day. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 1000's of cross-referenced dictionary entries. Entries hide all of the significant motion picture villains, together with Frankenstein and his monster, the vampire, the werewolf, the mother, the zombie, the ghost, and the serial killer; the movie administrators, manufacturers, writers, actors, cinematographers, makeup artists, lighting tricks technicians, and composers who've helped to form horror historical past; major construction businesses and the most important movies that experience come to face as milestones within the improvement of the horror style; and the various nationwide traditions in horror cinema in addition to horror's preferred topics, codecs, conventions, and cycles.

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Her other genre acting credits include DeGenerazione (1994) and Les morsures de l’aube (Love Bites) (2001). ARGENTO, DARIO (1940– ). As a key European horror auteur, the Italian director Dario Argento’s films have not only been commercially successful but have also attracted a substantial cult following. Starting out as a film critic, he quickly graduated to scriptwriting, including a contribution to Sergio Leone’s classic western C’era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1968), and as an industry insider— his father, Salvatore, was a film producer—made the transition to film direction more easily than others might have.

ARGENTO, ASIA (1975– ). The daughter of noted Italian film director Dario Argento and Italian horror star Daria Nicolodi, the actor Asia Argento has acquired a cult following of her own. Small roles in two films produced by her father—Demoni 2: L’incubo ritorna (Demons 2) (1986) and La Chiesa (The Church) (1989)—led to starring roles in three films directed by him—Trauma (1993), La sindrome di Stendhal (The Stendhal Syndrome) (1996), and Il fantasma dell’opera (The Phantom of the Opera) (1998).

Ed Wood is Tim Burton’s tribute to the film director and features an Academy Award-winning performance from Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi. Wes Craven returns to the Nightmare on Elm Street cycle with the intensely self-reflexive New Nightmare. The Crow’s offering of morbid gothic is underlined by the accidental death of its star, Brandon Lee, during filming. 1995 Spain: El día de la bestia (Day of the Beast) is a stylish horror from a national cinema that has produced little horror since the 1970s.

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