Our guest, Jennifer Selway lives in Petersfield. She has a book just out – The Making of Horror movies: Key Figures who Established the Genre
She was executive editor of the Daily Express and before that was a journalist on The Observer. Now Jennifer writes a weekly opinion column in Sunday Express.
Horror films divide opinion.
This guide, which is for both the fan and the more faint-hearted, steers an illuminating path through a genre that has, since the early days of cinema, split off into many sub-divisions – folk horror, slasher movies, Hammer, sci-fi horror, psychological thrillers, zombie movies, among others.
This book also gives concise biographies of the many actors and directors who saw their careers – for better or worse – defined by their association with horror movies, and who created a genre that is instantly recognisable in all its forms and continues to find new and ingenious ways of scaring us in the dark.
This Months Books were:
- Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
- The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
- Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
- Beautiful World, Where are you by Sally Rooney
- Audiobook: The Devil Rides Out by Dennis Wheatley. Narrated by Nick Mercer.
- The Rest of Me by Katie Marsh
- Mount by Jilly Cooper
What’s Coming Up
- Sharpe’s Assassin by Bernard Cornwell
- Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
- Whistleblower by Robert Peston
- Transient Desires by Donna Leon (into pb)
- Slough House by Mick Herron (into pb)
- The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves
- Together by Jamie Oliver
Suzie’s backlisted, with extract from:
After You’d Gone by Maggie O’Farrell
A new edition of Talking Books is broadcast on the third Monday of the month at 8pm on Petersfield’s Shine Radio. It’s repeated at many other times during the month.