Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Review: How To Survive A Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills

How To Survive A Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills
By: Seth Grahame-Smith with a foreword by Wes Craven
ISBN: 9781594741791

Every month or so, a new horror movie hits #1 at the box office-no wonder there are dozens of new fright films slated for release. But should you find yourself trapped in one of these movies, there’s no need to be afraid. How to Survive a Horror Movie will teach you how to cope with every kind of horror movie obstacle, from ax-wielding psychopaths to haunted Japanese VHS tapes. Chapters include:
  • How to Survive a Night of Babysitting 
  • How to Convince the Skeptical Local Sheriff
  • How to Perform an Exorcism
  • How to Tell If You’ve Been Dead Since the Beginning of the Movie
  • How to Vanquish a Murderous Doll 
Full of illustrated instructions on avoiding ghosts, serial killers, haunted cars, murderous pets, telekinetic prom queens, and countless other hazards, How to Survive a Horror Movie is essential reading for movie buffs of all ages!

How To Survive A Horror Movie is a great companion book to a dark and stormy night. This is a fun yet serious guide to the horror movie universe. It even has a foreword by Wes Craven, one of the great creators in this genre. Seth Grahame-Smith took the rules we hear about in Scream a great step forward. This book describes all the different types of horror as well as what isn't horror. Not only are the different types recognized but they are also dissected in a very comical way.

As a horror aficionado I was even amazed to learn a new thing or two that I had never considered before. Overall, this guide is a fun addition to any movie lover's library. I rate this book at a high three, for as much as I enjoy this book I would have liked a little more depth.

No comments: