The warlocks and ghosts of fantasy film haunt our popular culture, but the genre has too long been ignored by critics. This comprehensive critical survey of fantasy cinema demonstrates that the fantasy genre amounts to more than escapism.
"comprehensive...meticulously researched...richly illustrated"—Prehistoric Times
"critical survey...comprehensive...Worley has researched his subject with the thoroughness of a scholar"—Film Review
"an impassioned and enthusiastic read that really makes you want to seek out the more obscure titles...and believe in fairies"—VECTOR: The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association
"terrific analysis...that tracks fantasy trends throughout film history...Worley makes points with reason and intelligence and the result is an impressive book...a stimulating read"—NCFlix
Author Alec Worley lives in London, England. He writes comics, books and audio dramas set in the worlds of fantasy, sci-fi and horror.