Media reviews

Praise for Lost in the Dark: A World History of Horror Film

“The horror genre is vast, expanding into so many sub-genres and decades, it is hard sometimes to keep track. Lost in the Dark: A World History of Horror Film takes you on a tour through the sprawling history of horror, with author Brad Weismann as your very knowledgeable guide. Expansive yet very accessible, it touches on both the highs and lows, the controversial and more, with great insights and observations, making it a thoroughly enjoyable read.” JEFF FOUNTAIN, Horror Geek Life

“From biblical ghost stories, to the pioneering Haunted Castle, to Oscar-winning Get OutLost in the Dark: A World History of Horror Film is the definitive history of horror. The book dissects horror’s growth, step-by-step, from hiding behind dark curtains into the zeitgeist of respected art. People have a need for horror, a need to be scared. The art of horror is just as important culturally worldwide, as it is on an individually personal level. Love it or hate it, everyone has an opinion about horror. Brad Weismann’s book shows exactly why horror ignites that fire in us all.”—GREG KERSHAW, Horror Fuel

“Brad Weismann’s Lost in the Dark is an astonishingly expansive and accessible primer on the history of horror movies, tracing a path from its earliest origins to the most current offerings. Spanning the globe and covering more subgenres than you can count on two hands, this is an essential addition to any horror lover’s reference library. Whether you’re a seasoned genre vet or only just starting your journey, Lost in the Dark offers up an entire world’s worth of fright films waiting for you to discover.”—STACIE PONDER, writer behind the long-running horror blog Final Girl, columnist for Rue Morgue magazine, and co-host of the Gaylords of Darkness podcast