It Lives Again! Horror Movies in the New Millennium
By Axelle Carolyn
Published by Telos Publishing Ltd, 2008. 191 Pages.
Author, actress, journalist, director, and all around horror fan, Axelle Carolyn has given us a beautifully laid out book that covers the horror films of the last decade. Filled with a great selection of stills and poster and DVD box art, there is a lot more to this book than the look of it. Carolyn is no slouch when it comes to the horror genre. She knows her stuff, and knows it well. This book covers the good, the bad, the well known, and even the not-so-well known. Plus, for us fans in the states, it’s great that she has complied films from all over the world. So no matter where you are, you’ll hear about films from Japan, Korea, the UK, and even Switzerland.
But not only discussing the movies, she also points out what is happening the world, and the possible connections between the real world and it’s effects it is having on the cinematic world. The best part is that it doesn’t become psycho-babble. She makes these comments and references, and lets the readers make their own decisions, as opposed to trying to push their opinions down the readers throat.
So major kudos to Carolyn for this awesome book. It’s one of those editions that is fun just to page through when you have a few moments. We are looking forward to whatever else she has in store for us.