John McCarty

Books

The Official Splatter Movie Guide, Volumes: 1963-1992
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 165,980. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Combining both volumes of the original print editions, The Official Splatter Movie Guide, Volumes I & II is a dream come true for splatter aficionados: a film-by-film guide to more than eight hundred masterworks of blood and gore. Each listing contains the film's movie studio, date of release, running time, director, producer, writer, and actors, along with a synopsis and review of the film.
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: The Cinema of John Huston
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,310. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
An excellent survey into the career of John Huston, the actor, screenwriter & director with an informative, entertaining text. Huston's screenwriting credits feature many mega-hits such as "The Maltese Falcon"; "Sergeant York"; "High Sierra"; "The Killers"; "Jezebel"; "Murders in the Rue Morgue" among the few. But, he is best known for directing "The Maltese Falcon".
The Sleaze Merchants: Adventures in Exploitation Filmmaking from the ’50s to the ’90s
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,490. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Now it can be told—here are the true stories of fifteen fearless filmmakers who defied the system…and won! This incredible book documents the real stories of Hollywood's true giants, the pioneers and crazed visionaries, the cinematic sorcerers without any scruples: magnificent men like Sam Katzman, Jim Wynorski, Fred Olen Ray, Jess Franco, and Edward D. Wood, Jr.
A Little Mad Sometimes: Film Psychopaths from Jekyll and Hyde to Hannibal Lecter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,260. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
With the idea for the book coming to him in a dream, John McCarty's review of self-dubbed "psychofilms" covers movies released between 1915 and 1992. From Trilby to Basic Instinct, A LITTLE MAD SOMETIMES discusses various implementations of the screen psycho throughout the years. Among the screen psychos featured here are Mr. Hyde, Norman Bates, and Michael Myers, as well as real-life psychos.
The Fearmakers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,580. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Since the advent of moving pictures, filmmakers have sought to scare the viewer. Fear remains one of the deepest, primal emotions, and this book profiles twenty directors who have tapped into it. McCarty coined the phrase "splatter films." He covers the spectrum of "fearmakers" from George A. Romero to Jacques Torneur and Roman Polanski, from Roland West to John Carpenter and David Cronenburg.
Hammer Films
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,780. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. An informed history of the company that put British horror on the map, this book takes an in-depth look at every film.
Deadly Resurrection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,040. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
When Julie Hauser came to Massachusetts, she wanted to start life anew after the death of her son. Now, in a desperate bid to be reunited with him, Julie must ally herself to a dreaded force long absent from the world, while confronting the savage thirst of a vicious killer stalking the countryside. Recommended by the Horror Writers of America for a Bram Stoker Award as Best First Novel of 1990.

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