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Title: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Jonny on 13 May 2010 - 10:15
THE SHRIEKING SIXTIES sets out to document and comment upon the British horror boom of the period. Edited by Darrell Buxton (UK horror expert and critic whose work has appeared in publications including 'Samhain', 'Creeping Flesh' and 'Giallo Pages') and written by a variety of contributors including Mike Hodges ('Fangoria'), Steven West ('Is It...Uncut?') and Christopher Wood ('British Horror Films' website), the book features informative and lively reviews of 140 creepy, macabre, and downright scary movies. Additional appendices cover the short films of the era, borderline titles, and a study of how the censors handled on-screen terror at the time.

From Hammer's 'Brides Of Dracula' and 'Plague Of The Zombies', to cult classics like 'Witchfinder General' and 'Scream And Scream Again', THE SHRIEKING SIXTIES runs the full gruesome gamut. Of particular note is the book's coverage of Lindsay Shonteff's 1969 shocker 'Night, After Night, After Night', revealing daring new information about this ahead-of-its-time proto-slasher; and the rarely seen and even more rarely discussed 'The Return Of Dracula', a specialist vampire movie presented in British Sign Language.

In the tradition of recent successful publications such as 'English Gothic', 'Fragments Of Fear', and 'Ten Years Of Terror', THE SHRIEKING SIXTIES seems set to become a vital, essential addition to any fright film fan's library.

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8158/60si.jpg)

Special 'Festival' copies are available now for £14 inc P&P directly from Darrell who can be contacted via the Shrieking Sixties Facebook page HERE (http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/The-Shrieking-Sixties/156237000112?v=wall)

If you don't have a Facebook account and would like to order a copy PM me for the details.
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 May 2010 - 12:41
Mine arrived today  ::)
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 May 2010 - 13:09
This is the cover to the "Festival" edition.

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/shrieking.jpg)
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Jonny on 26 May 2010 - 13:37
Mine arrived today  ::)

Nice one! I'm picking my copy up when I go to Bradford in a couple of weeks time.
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 May 2010 - 13:44
Mine arrived today  ::)

Nice one! I'm picking my copy up when I go to Bradford in a couple of weeks time.
Which one are you going for?

I think the regular one is a nicer cover but there's something about having the "festival" one.

I wonder what the difference in print runs is?
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Jonny on 26 May 2010 - 13:55
Which one are you going for?

I think the regular one is a nicer cover but there's something about having the "festival" one.

I wonder what the difference in print runs is?

It will be the 'festival' edition as I believe that's the only version available at the moment, I'm like you I prefer to get this early 'pre-release' copy.

'cos I'm a nerd for things like that!  :-*
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 May 2010 - 16:09
I need to get this but isn't payment only by cheque? I haven't used a cheque for years.
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Jonny on 26 May 2010 - 16:15
I need to get this but isn't payment only by cheque? I haven't used a cheque for years.

Nope, he's recently got Paypal.
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 May 2010 - 16:23
Looks like he's got another buyer then!  :P
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Jonny on 26 May 2010 - 16:28
Looks like he's got another buyer then!  :P

He mentioned about just getting paypal in the thread over at the BHF forums. I can't remember my password though so I'm unable to get on there and find out the details.
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 May 2010 - 16:33
He mentioned about just getting paypal in the thread over at the BHF forums. I can't remember my password though so I'm unable to get on there and find out the details.

clicky (http://britishhorrorfilms.co.uk/board/index.php?act=Reg&CODE=10)
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Jonny on 26 May 2010 - 16:40
clicky (http://britishhorrorfilms.co.uk/board/index.php?act=Reg&CODE=10)

I know, I know. I was being rather lazy and couldn't be arsed doing all that...

Re-set my password now and have PM'd you the Paypal info.
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 May 2010 - 17:35

I know, I know. I was being rather lazy and couldn't be arsed doing all that...


To be fair, it is a bit of a grind to click on a fucking link  :-*
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 May 2010 - 22:21
Bit late now to say but I paid by paypal  :-\
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 28 May 2010 - 16:32
Received mine today. Aside from the cover, does anybody know if the 'Special Festival Edition' is any different from the Midnight Marquee version?
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 28 May 2010 - 16:38
Received mine today. Aside from the cover, does anybody know if the 'Special Festival Edition' is any different from the Midnight Marquee version?
What makes you think that Rich?
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 28 May 2010 - 16:41
Just asking.
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Jonny on 28 May 2010 - 17:29
I reckon there's no difference content wise. Least I hope not as I won't be buying it twice.  Unless there's loads of nice pictures added...  >:(
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Jun 2010 - 10:00
Just ordered my copy from Darrell this morning.

Be advised that there's only about 10 copies of this special edition left so I'd advise getting in touch sooner, rather than later if you want a copy.

The book is much larger than I thought it would be too, so £14 inc P&P seems a bit of a bargain.

Here's a pic I 'borrowed' from the BHF forums showing Darrell and Stanley Long with the book at the recent Fantastic Films Weekend at Bradford...

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/pmoodie/ffw10_01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Jun 2010 - 22:05
There's a great section at the back of the book about censorship and says whether various dvd's around the world are cut prints or not.
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: darrell on 30 Jun 2010 - 11:00
Pleased to hear that you're all enjoying the book.

We're working on the official version at the moment, I received the proofs from Midnight Marquee last week and have sent them back a bunch of amendments and revisions - hopefully once they've sorted those out, we'll be in a position to get the American version on sale.

As for differences between the two  - the text will be substantially the same (one or two minor changes and corrections, and judging by the proof copy, MidMar have added an American sheen to it with U.S. spellings, some of the British colloquialisms have been softened or changed, etc., but it's largely the same as in the Festival Edition). The book will be smaller, coming in at about 220 pages, and will be fully illustrated (black & white) with a great selection of movie stills, photos, posters etc.

I've still got about a dozen copies of the Festival Edition available.
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Jun 2010 - 11:06
Pleased to hear that you're all enjoying the book.

It's on my beside table and I'm still enjoying reading it. Nice to hear that the Midnight Marquee version will have something extra to make it a possible double dip, I'll be on the lookout for it when it goes on sale. More than likely will add it to my Christmas pressie list!

Thanks for dropping by to keep us up to date Darrell!  :'(
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: darrell on 21 Aug 2010 - 13:18
Apparently (I haven't even seen a copy myself yet!) the fully illustrated, official version of 'The Shrieking Sixties' is now out in the States. Available from amazon.com - I'm awaiting confirmation from the publishers as to whether it will eventually appear at amazon.co.uk
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 22 Aug 2010 - 02:01

Here's the amazon.com link:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61iqFhTZarL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
http://www.amazon.com/Shrieking-Sixties-British-Horror-Films/dp/1936168065/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1282442354&sr=8-1
Title: Re: The Shrieking Sixties (Edited by Darrell Buxton)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Dec 2012 - 20:35
Was just reading this on the bog, yeah that's how I roll on New Years Eve, and noticed D R Shimon's review of NIGHT, AFTER NIGHT, AFTER NIGHT says that the bad guy parades around in a black leather outfit with Beatles wig. ?? Eh? It's a pale blue trouser suit as far as my copy is concerned.

I used the footage in the video I made for DEMDIKE STARE and he's clearly not wearing a black leather outfit...

http://www.thewire.co.uk/video/p=15054 (http://www.thewire.co.uk/video/p=15054)

Is there another version or is D R Shimon mistaken?

EDIT: I'm really drunk so there could be a black leather outfit bit. Can't recall it being during the end bit though.