Horror of It All: One Moviegoer's Love Affair with Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead...

Adam Rockoff (Author)

Product Details

Scribner Books Co
Publish Date
May 20, 2017
5.5 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author

Adam Rockoff is the screenwriter of Wicked Lake, a film so depraved that it caused Ron Jeremy to storm out of the theater in anger. He also wrote the 2010 adaptation of I Spit on Your Grave and a history of the slasher genre, Going to Pieces. When he's not getting his hands bloody, Adam runs the television production company FlashRock Films.


"Adam Rockoff is the ultimate authority on horror film andfandom, and no one captures the full dimensions of the genre with greater wit, humor, nostalgia and charm. The Horror of it All is bloodybrilliant!"--Adrienne King, star of "Friday the 13th"
"Adam Rockoff's The Horror of It All may well have been titled Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Horror Industry... But Were Too Afraid To Ask. It's a no bullshit look at the culture of horror and the films that define it, from a professional who hasn't lost his ability to be a fan. Written with the know-how of an academic and the crackerjack honesty of bathroom graffiti, The Horror of It All will satiate horror hounds and film buffs alike."--Rodrigo GudiΓ±o, RUE MORGUE
Rockoff is an amiable and often amusing guide...a passionate defender of the creative rights of filmmakers, no matter how shocking or disturbing their creations might be, and a convincing advocate for scary movies as transgressive art--or just plain fun."--Kirkus
"[Rockoff] knows horror movies like the Colonel knows chicken.... Rockoff's genuine love for the genre shouts from every page."--Buzzymag.com
"Some of the sharpest pop culture criticism you'll find in any medium today, delivered with evocative writing that veers between thoughtful, heartfelt and hilarious....a compulsively readable package that's likely to become the most popular non-fiction book horror aficionados will clamor for this year."--Rue Morgue
"Adam Rockoff writes from his heart with cleverness and wit as well as a hell of a lot of knowledge. The Horror Of It All is right up there with any classic tome of horror criticism and history."--Scream Magazine
"The author is a passionate fan of the horror genre in all its forms....The Horror of It All twitches with manic, foul-mouthed, bloggy energy."--The New York Times Book Review