Modern Horrors, US critic Scott Weinberg’s big book of horror movie reviews is now available for pre-order.
Billed by publisher TheHorrorShow.TV as “the only horror movie review compendium you will ever need,” the massive e-book will be available as a Kindle e-book exclusive, sensibly alphabetized, and comprising 800+ reviews from 2000 to 2015, with an easy jump-to-an-entry contents page – but no cheap jump scares.
“Scott Weinberg has had a profound impact on the psyche of my career more than any other film critics out there,” says James Wan, director Saw and The Conjuring, in his exclusive introduction. But Wan isn’t the only one to weigh in on Weinberg’s legendary critical faculties, and his influence on indie horror filmmakers. Scott Derrickeson, director of Sinister, describes Weinberg as “a supremely knowledgable and sharply incisive reviewer [who] knows and loves horror cinema as much as anyone I know.” Adds Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw II-IV, “Agree or disagree with his reviews, he is a fan of cinema and knows the art.”
“I suppose I always wanted to be a film critic,” says Weinberg. “Growing up, movies were pretty much all I talked about. (Fine. Video games too.) High school taught me that I had no natural skills, although according to other people, I did show a glimmer of promise in the writing department. My ultimate goal was to write about film for a newspaper, a magazine, or perhaps even television – so once I finally got on to ‘the internet’ and found a forum for my early writing, I just kept plowing forward. Some of these reviews are still available online somewhere,” he adds, “but most of them are not. Several of them were almost lost forever, and that would have made me very miserable indeed.”