Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema – book, 2016



Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema is a 2016 book by Jonathan Rigby published by Signum Books, an imprint of Flashpoint Media, on 19 April.

Jonathan Rigby is the author of American Gothic: Sixty Years of Horror CinemaEnglish Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema (reprinted 2006), A Study in Terror and Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History.

Press release:

A detailed study of the classics of Continental horror cinema. From the Expressionist reveries of the Weimar Republic to the transgressive nightmares smuggled past the Franco regime, via surrealist Gallic fever-dreams and psychedelic shockers from Cinecitta, Jonathan Rigby brings his incisive scrutiny to bear on more than 100 key films, starting in the aftermath of World War I and winding up with the video revolution of the early 1980s.


“Throughout its pages, Rigby’s writing always indicates an honest attempt to engage sympathetically with a multitude of idiosyncratic film-making styles and it becomes a sheer pleasure to immerse one self in this treasure-trove of writing on Europe’s finest horror productions; the book will also become an invaluable reference source, and an educational fount of new viewing ideas for anyone approaching the genre afresh. Very highly recommended.” Ian Hill, Nothing But the Night

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