Amid the Christmas morning carnage a gift surfaced that warmed the toes of my soul. My daughter gave me a book that will wrap me in hours of inspiration and obsession. “The Art of Horror,” an illustrated history edited by Stephen Jones, is a work of art in itself.
The cover alone hooked me. Inside, artworks of horror and themes monstrous fill the pages. For a horror fan of word, film, and art, this book is a discovery of the best kind. It is a welcome addition to my studio bookshelf.
As you can see from the Contents Page, the effort is comprehensive. It runs from grade B horror flick posters to Lovecraft’s Cthulhu and is chocked full of classic as well as little-known horror art.
This is good stuff. I would show more but now I’m sidetracked and want to read the book.