Synopses & Reviews
Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "the best movie critic in America," Joe Kane, The Phantom of the Movies®, has been a noted genre-film authority for many years. Now he shares his vast knowledge of genre-film culture in this fascinating collection. Kane has compiled more than twenty-five hundred reviews of horror, camp, sexploitation, sci-fi, thriller, and action films, along with exclusive interviews with some of the industry's giants -- Jackie Chan, Pam Grier, Wes Craven, John Waters, and John Carpenter, to name just a few.
Kane's writing is irreverent, informative, incisive, and entertaining. Not only is The Phantom of the Movies'® VideoScope chock-full of reviews and interviews, it also includes insightful sidebars covering video trends, complete ordering information, DVD availability, and Internet resources. This is the ultimate video guide that all movie buffs must have in their collections.
The "Phantom of the Movies", aka Joe Kane, has been avidly watching "B" movies since the 1960s and chronicling their mainstreaming over the past decade. His new book contains 3,000 reviews of thrillers and action flicks, horror, camp and comedy classics, sexploitation, sci-fi, and westerns, and incorporates exclusive celebrity interviews with genre heavyweights Gary Oldham, Jackie Chan, and Pamela Grier, and directors John Waters and Wes Craven. 100 illustrations.
About the Author
Joe Kane's "Phantom of the Movies®" columns and reviews have appeared in the New York Daily News since 1984. He also publishes The Phantom of the Movies'® VideoScope: The Ultimate Genre-Video Guide magazine, read by movie lovers and industry insiders alike. He lives in New York City.