Shock! Horror!: Astounding Artwork from the Video Nasty Era

Shock! Horror!: Astounding Artwork from the Video Nasty Era from Undead Honeymoon

By: Undead Honeymoon  14/11/2010
Keywords: Horror, Horror Books, Horror Collectables

Competition for shelf space in 80’s Britain was fierce and eye-catching cover designs were essential to succeed in such a saturated marketplace. Video was new, unregulated and out of control. These glory days spanned just five years, before a legal crackdown in 1984 banned most of these outrageous videos from the shelves forever. Marc Morris was one of the few to rescue these covers from obscurity, and this book delves into his unrivalled collection.

'Shock! Horror!' Is a smartly presented hardback art book containing hundreds of photographs of horror video cover illustrations and looks great on a bookshelf or coffee table. It also contains essays and text that lift the book to a level above most other film art books.

This is an essential book that should be owned by everyone interested in horror films, movie artwork and the history of video censorship.

Author: Francis Brewster, Harvey Fenton and Marc Morris
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: FAB Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1903254329

Keywords: Horror, Horror Art Books, Horror Books, Horror Collectables,