theparisreview:

“A Pictorial History of Horror Movies scared me more than the movies. A constant presence in the house, I knew where that big red thing was at all times. The fear lay in the possibility of what happened within those images when the book was closed. Did the Phantom remove his tombstone dentures when I wasn’t looking?”
Read more of Dave Tompkins on Denis Gifford’s A Pictorial History of Horror Movies here.

theparisreview:

A Pictorial History of Horror Movies scared me more than the movies. A constant presence in the house, I knew where that big red thing was at all times. The fear lay in the possibility of what happened within those images when the book was closed. Did the Phantom remove his tombstone dentures when I wasn’t looking?”

Read more of Dave Tompkins on Denis Gifford’s A Pictorial History of Horror Movies here.