From the Shameless Self-Promotion Department...
My book, SMIRK, SNEER AND SCREAM: GREAT ACTING IN HORROR CINEMA is now available for pre-order from McFarland & Co.
Here's a url...
Please note that I did NOT write the text that describes my book! Here's how I would describe it:
The book (SMIRK, SNEER AND SCREAM: GREAT ACTING IN HORROR CINEMA)provides a high-level overview of how actors and the characters they created helped shape the history of the genre, with in-depth analysis of all the performances I deem to be "great" and shorter takes on additional performances I consider almost-great. Although much has been written about some of these movies in the past, this is the first book to focus specifically on the acting aspect.
I can almost guarantee that nobody will agree with everything I have to say! But thatís OK. My goal is to inspire debate; to provide the first word, rather than the last word, on this subject. I tried to keep my approach lively and not overly academic, so it should be a fun read.
Noted film historian Tom Weaver copy edited the book and had very encouraging things to say about it.