Vuckovic’s Horror Miscellany [Book Review]

I love horror. No, really, I love it. Despite never having written a horror novel, I can honestly say that horror is in my top three favorite genres of books and movies.

Horror is kind of my thing.

That’s why my wife bought this book for me. That, and because she’s awesome. And this book didn’t disappoint.

Horror Miscellany

Book Description

From Frankenstein and Dracula, to Night of the Living Dead and The Omen, this grisly grimoire conjures up ghouls, demons and all manner of things that go bump in the night. Crammed with endless facts, trivia and stories about every aspect of horror – from 1950s EC Comics and TV series The Twilight Zone; to the music of Black Sabbath and Japanese horror films – this little gem of spookiness is guaranteed to keep readers up all night.

Intriguing insights into the lives of classic horror writers like H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Clive Barker, and Stephen King are complemented by fascinating behind-the-scenes peeks into the productions of Psycho, The Thing, and Halloween.

Vuckovic’s many authoritative lists include: The Top 13 Vampire Films;  13 Scariest Horror Video Games; and The 25 Best Horror Movie Taglines: “The good news is your date is here! The bad news is… He’s dead!” revealing the humour in the horror.
Vuckovic’s Horror Miscellany is the ideal present for The Walking Dead and World War Z fan in your life. Just don’t read it alone!

My Rating

This was a compact, informative read. The author has collected loads of interesting information and great pictures to go along with them. I loved the lists – like body count per slasher film – and facts I never knew about actors like Vincent Price and Boris Karloff.

Vincent Price
Vincent Price via IMDb.

This could have used another round with an editor’s pen, though. The grammar sometimes left a lot to be desired, and there were a few times I had to read a sentence over more than once to figure out what was being said.

I give this book four of five stars for collecting so much horror trivia all in one little, red book. It gave me ideas, it taught me lessons, and I came away feeling like I know a lot more about my favorite genre.

Overall, a book I’d recommend!

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