Theatre of Fear and Horror by Mel Gordon
Tradepaperback – Feral House – Jul2016 – 220 pages
The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962
An expanded edition of the classic book The Grand Guignol, first published in 1988 and long out of print.
Presents the history and influence of the Grand Guignol, a breakdown of stage tricks, a summary of 100 plots, André de Lord’s essay “Fear in Literature”, Paula Maxa’s autobiographical account “I Am the Maddest Woman in the World”, a color insert of posters, and the playscripts to Crime in the Madhouse and Orgy in the Lighthouse.