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Title:
How to survive a horror movie : all the skills to dodge the kills
Author:
Grahame-Smith, Seth.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Quirk Books ; San Francisco : Distributed in North America by Chronicle Books, [2007]

©2007
Physical Description:
175 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Summary:
Teaches readers how to cope with every kind of horror movie obstacle, from ax-wielding psychopaths to haunted Japanese VHS tapes.
Language:
English
Contents:
Welcome to the terrorverse -- Slasher survival school- masks, gloves, and motels -- Inanimate evil- the manmade instruments of death -- Crypt-ography- ghosts, zombies, and the reanimated -- Fangs of fury- aliens and beasts -- The satanic "versus"- curses, demons, and the devil himself.
ISBN:
9781594741791
Format :
Book

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Summary

Every month a new horror movie hits number one at the box office. Recent gorefests like Hostel and Saw II and even parodies such as Scary Movie 4 continue to attract rabid fans. Whatever the movie, though, horror movie characters keep making the same stupid mistakes. Enter How to Survive a Horror Movie, a hilarious illustrated guide to surviving every kind of horror movie obstacle, from axe-wielding psychopaths to haunted Japanese VHS tapes.Readers will learn how to tell if they're in a horror movie, what to do if their corn has children in it, how to perform an exorcism, and more. With information covering every major horror movie of the past three decades--ghosts, serial killers, haunted cars, killer pets, creepy Japanese children--How to Survive a Horror Movie will appeal to legions of horror fans.


Author Notes

Seth Grahame-Smith is an author and a film and television writer/producer. His books include How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Unholy Night, and The Last American Vampire. In addition to adapting the screenplay for his novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, he also wrote Tim Burton's film Dark Shadows.

(Bowker Author Biography)