Graven Images: The Best of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Film Art



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One of the greatest collections of rare & classic movie posters.

Seven horror/fantasy writers contribute essays on the horror film: Stephen King, Forrest J Ackerman, Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, and Peter Straub.

From the publisher:

Ghouls, goblins, mummies, vampires, werewolves, zombies; mind-bending flights of fancy, apocalyptic visions of the future, electrifying jolts of supernatural fright, twisted glimpses of warped imagination... For most of the twentieth century, the film genre that has come to be known as "horror, fantasy, and science fiction" has produced not only the biggest thrills and chills but some of the greatest poster art ever. From seminal works such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925) to such classics as Dracula (1931) and Frankenstein (1931); from the cult "B" films of the Fifties through great Sixties blockbusters such as Psycho (1960), Planet of the Apes (1968), and Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the art created to promote these beloved films--some of which are cinematic classics, others second-rate curiosities--shines on long after the last flickering image has died on-screen. Ronald V. Bost has amassed nearly six decades worth of vintage film memorabilia, and in this book he reveals his extraordinary collection. As accompaniment, seven legendary authors of the fantastic offer their wit and wisdom. The book features more than 500 of the finest vintage film posters (and related memorabilia).

This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.


Ronald V. Borst

Condition & Attributes

Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (moderate wear to dustjacket)


Ronald V.

Publishing Information

New York
Grove Press

Physical Description

12.25 inches
9.25 inches
xvi, 240 pages
over 500 color illustrations
cloth spine