The Howling 8. Children of the Corn 9. Witchcraft 16. Amityville 41 (legally?). Horror sequels have existed for over 100 years, dating back to at least The Golem (1915) and its first sequel, The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917). Originally a rarity and often looked down upon as lesser-than films, sequels within the genre exploded in popularity in the 1980s when video rental stores needed product to fill their empty shelves. A phenomenon around the world, sequels to any successful title guaranteed a profit for producers. These often direct-to-video installments were also quickly forgotten. This collection covers practically every American horror franchise from silent films of the early 1900's to the year 1999, with a few foreign exceptions that found equal fame in the U.S. Along for this nostalgic ride are the thoughts and recollections of many of the cast and crew members who brought them to theaters and TV screens for multiple generations to enjoy.
Author Jason Paul Collum has written and directed 13 feature films and documentaries like "Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era," published over 60 articles in magazines like FANGORIA, and is the author of three books including Assault of the Killer B's. The Advocate magazine labeled him "an artist to watch."
654 Pages • English • Rotten Rainbow Press