Mike Mayo Ultimate Horror Guide
November 1, 2014•9 min
Horror films' popularity has endured since the silent era, flaring from time to time in concert with public paranoia about the atomic bomb, mad serial killers, outof- control technology, and maniacal monsters lurking around every corner. The unleashing of technology, rapidly changing and dominating our lives, serves as an undercurrent for the ongoing wave of terror movies.
The Horror Show Guide: The Ultimate Frightfest of Movies by Mike Mayo (Visible Ink Press / $19.95) covers the genre monstrously well, with reviews of over 1,000 of the best, weirdest, wickedest, wackiest, and most entertaining scary movies from every age of horror. Highlighting each era's particular fear and paranoia, no gravestone is left unturned to bring entertaining critiques of the silent killers of the ’20s, Dracula and Frankenstein of the ’30s;superbugs and atomic monsters of the ’50s, the Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween films of the ’80s, the serial murders of the ’90s, the vampires, werewolves, and zom