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  • Shock Value

  • How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror
  • By: Jason Zinoman
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s, but while Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Coppola were making their first classic movies, a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film - aggressive, raw, and utterly original. Based on unprecedented access to the genre's major players, New York Times critic Jason Zinoman's Shock Value delivers the first definitive account of horror's golden age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen, but narrow in scope

  • By Billy on 01-31-13

Great read for the movie buff

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Reviewed: 06-13-15

Great stories, cool insight, well read. If you care at all about film history, you'll find this am interesting read.