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Cross the line between reason and magic with our stunning Ultimate Guide to Night of the Demon, and rediscover one of the horror movie genre’s most terrifying classics.
The history of horror cinema is full of iconic moments, and many of them are to be found in Columbia’s 1957 masterpiece Night of the Demon. Now, Classic Monsters is proud to present a sumptuous Ultimate Guide magazine to this classic of supernatural and psychological terror. This full colour tribute publication is designed and produced to the absolute highest standard, taking you through the conflict between magic and rationality that raised the water mark for movie chills.
Within the pages of this magazine guide to Night of the Demon you’ll find an in-depth and lavishly illustrated exploration of the movie’s inception and production, following its journey from the pages of M R James’ horror tale ‘Casting the Runes’ to the movie screen. You’ll discover the conflicts that shaped its production and the debates that still rage today about the titular demon. Who made the decision to depict the monster in all its flaming glory, and were they right?
As well as detailed articles leading you through the making of the movie and its impact on horror culture, the Night of the Demon Ultimate Guide features a wealth of biographies telling the stories of the cast and crew behind the picture. Director Jacques Tourneur had previously helmed three of RKO’s celebrated noir thrillers in the forties, and took his skills to a new level in building the claustrophobic, oppressive atmosphere that makes his exploration of dark sorcery so special. This luxury Ultimate Guide magazine to Night of the Demon captures the mood of brooding fear that shapes the movie, from its agonisingly tense opening scene right through to the nail-biting finale.
Of course, Tourneur wasn’t alone in his endeavours, and the Night of the Demon Ultimate Guide features biographies of the many talented souls who created this enduring piece of monstrous movie magic. Stars Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis brought grounded realism to the characters of psychologist John Holden, scholar Joanna Harrington and cult leader Julian Karswell; you’ll learn about their lives and careers as well as those of supporting players like character actors Athene Seyler, Maurice Denham and Reginald Beckwith. The plethora of facts in this Night of the Demon magazine guide makes it an absolute must for any fan.
From the high quality paper stock and crisp, timeless design to the pin-sharp stills and engaging writing, a commitment to excellence shines through in every page of the Night of the Demon Ultimate Guide. Inspired by the movie’s noir stylings and powerful sense of urgency, this is a magazine guide like nothing you’ve ever seen. The use of full colour printing techniques means that even black and white stills have a beautiful richness and depth, giving you a stunning new look at this ever-popular horror classic.
Mr Karswell is determined to be taken seriously, and woe betide anyone who tries to discredit him. Those runic symbols are difficult to translate but it’s pretty clear they don’t mean anything good, so it’s best to keep them away from the fire and lose yourself in the pages of the Ultimate Guide to Night of the Demon instead. And if you see any billowing smoke outside, don’t worry. There’s nothing in the trees… is there?
- 36 pages
- Full colour throughout
- Luxury gloss laminated cover