Anne Billson

Biography

Anne Billson, who was born in Southport in 1954, is a film critic, novelist and photographer whose work has been widely published.

Her books include studies of John Carpenter's The Thing and Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In, as well as horror novels Suckers, Stiff Lips and The Ex. In 1993 she was named one of Granta's "Best Young British Novelists".

She has lived in London, Cambridge, Tokyo, Paris and Croydon, and now lives in Brussels.

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Books

Amuse-Bouches
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,270. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.00)
A demon with a taste for Dry Martinis. An inexplicable pregnancy. A serial killer targets film critics. A woman gives up her old life to join a sinister cult in Croydon. A fashion blogger is trapped in Paris when the city is overrun by zombies. Five short tales of the unexpected from the author of horror novels Suckers, Stiff Lips and The Ex, described by Salman Rushdie as 'a superb satirist'.
Breast Man: A Conversation with Russ Meyer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,770. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Russ Meyer was one of cinema's true mavericks. His technical flair, wicked sense of humour, and predilection for actresses with enormous breasts helped turn movies like Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls into firm cult favorites. This is the transcript of a 1992 conversation, which offers a glimpse into the mind of an extraordinary film-maker and true American auteur.
Billson Film Database: short reviews of over 4000 films
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 511,100. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
(5.00)
Anne Billson has collected short reviews of over 4000 films into one ebook. You won't find reviews of every film ever made, or of the latest blockbuster, but you will have fun browsing (and perhaps disagreeing with) the personal and often unorthodox opinions of a widely published and respected film writer. Find out which films made her laugh, which made her cry, and which have cats in them!
Dream Demon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,910. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Susan is about to marry the man she loves, so why is she having such terrible nightmares? What is the secret of the ugly old doll she finds in the basement? And who is the mysterious American girl who turns up on the doorstep of her new London home? Soon, Susan is finding it hard to distinguish dream from reality. But if she can't learn to tell them apart, she may never be able to wake up again...
Anne Billson on Film 2011
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,010. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
For three years, Anne Billson wrote a film column for the Guardian newspaper which became obligatory reading for anyone interested in the world of cinema. She combines in-depth knowledge of her field with an eminently readable and unpretentious style and makes sometimes surprising and controversial observations with wit and elegance. Quite simply, she's a must-read for anyone who likes movies.
Stiff Lips
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,580. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Clare, stuck on the wrong side of town, is desperate to mingle with the artists and writers of trendy Notting Hill, like her friend Sophie. But how far will she go for a W11 postcode? As far as sharing a flat with someone who is, as she puts it, "vitally challenged"? From the author of cult vampire novel Suckers comes a 'sexy, sardonic and distinctly spooky' tale of girls, ghosts and glitterati.
The Ex
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,790. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.00)
John Croydon is out of his depth. His latest client is classy and beautiful, and she's being stalked by her fiance's ex-wife, who is threatening to disrupt the wedding, or worse. Can Croydon persuade this inconvenient ex to leave the happy couple alone? Problem is, she's going to take a lot of persuading. Because she's dead. Has been dead for some time. And she isn't looking pretty.
Suckers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,760. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00)
Anne Billson's debut novel, described by Christopher Fowler in Time Out as "dark, sharp, chic and very funny", is set at the end of the 'greed is good' decade, and features a gothic love triangle between a man, a woman and the 300-year-old vampire they chopped into easily disposable pieces a decade earlier. But now she's back, and this time she's building a bloodsucking empire...
Spoilers Part 2 1995-2001
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,500. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Anne Billson has been writing about films for more than a quarter of a century. This is a selection of her published work.
Spoilers Part 1 1989-1995
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,470. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Anne Billson has been writing about film for a quarter of a century. This is a selection of her published work.
Anne Billson on Film 2010
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,430. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
(5.00)
For three years, Anne Billson wrote a film column for the Guardian which became obligatory reading for anyone interested in the world of cinema. Billson combines in-depth knowledge of her field with an eminently readable and unpretentious style, and makes sometimes surprising and controversial observations with wit and elegance. Quite simply, she's a must-read for anyone who likes movies.
Anne Billson on Film 2009
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,280. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
(5.00)
For three years, Anne Billson wrote a film column for the Guardian newspaper which became obligatory reading for anyone interested in the world of cinema. She combines in-depth knowledge of her field with an eminently readable and unpretentious style and makes sometimes surprising and controversial observations with wit and elegance. Quite simply, she's a must-read for anyone who likes movies.

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