Terry Bosky

102 Articles

Last 30 days
Last 6 months
Last 12 months
Last 24 months
Specific Dates

Horror Films of the 2000s

Highly recommended. Beyond the insightful main text, horror fans will find the supplementary material an incredibly useful way to find movies by convention (e.g., “Road Trip Gone Wrong”).

Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century

More than a biography of Buster Keaton, this is a stunning, extensively researched, and eminently readable cultural history.

Doctor Who: Missy

Unabashedly geared toward fans who will no doubt love this volume.

You’ve Got Red on You: How Shaun of the Dead Was Brought to Life

This book covers every facet of Shaun of the Dead’s production, from storyboarding to translation for foreign markets, resulting in a work that will be useful to film students and wildly entertaining to horror buffs.

Northern Exposure: A Cultural History

Fans will appreciate Samuel’s focus on the real town that provided Northern Exposure’s scenic locations, as well as his useful episode guide. TV historians will benefit from his research and compelling examination of a show truly ahead of its time.

Extra Salty: Jennifer’s Body

This book presumes the reader is familiar with the film and works best for fans looking to dig into an extended think piece. Blichert’s breezy but insightful writing style makes for a quick read.

Ed Kemper: Conversations with a Killer; The Shocking True Story of the Co-Ed Butcher

Recent Netflix programming has sparked renewed interest in the Co-Ed Killings, and Matera provides a modern update on Kemper, who’s now in declining health and likely unaware of his internet presence. However, the book’s tone often feels more indulgent than instructive.

Hosted Horror on Television: The Films and Faces of Shock Theater, Creature Features and Chiller Theater

Markusen takes a successful stab at horror history, but television historians might feel the cut.

It Never Ends: A Memoir with Nice Memories!

A radio deejay should be loud and opinionated, and Scharpling doesn’t disappoint. Though the book will appeal mostly to his fanbase (who will learn that Scharpling isn’t his real name), his stories are accessible to a wider audience. Be warned, though: He has little use for conservatives, Billy Joel, or the pizza in Toronto.

We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing