Author: Kim Newman
Original publication date: 1985

How passionate is British journalist Kim Newman about the horror genre? He wrote a 630-page tome about damn near every single scary movie that's been released since 1960, one that covers so much ground that the reader has to wonder how Newman has ever gotten any sleep. The man watches every kind of horror flick, from the greats to the schlock that Mystery Science Theater 3000 wouldn't even entertain.

Broken down into categories, Newman's Nightmare Movies reviews each and every one of them with no-holds-barred honesty and snappy, humorous writing. —MB