The Cinema Museum, London

American Gothic book launch with author Jonathan Rigby

Mon 2 Oct 2017 @ 19:30 · Events

American Gothic front coverJonathan Rigby, author of the acclaimed English Gothic and Euro Gothic, launches the long awaited hardback edition of the third book in the trilogy: American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema. The highlight of the evening will be a talk illustrated with clips and rare stills.

In American Gothic, Jonathan tells the story of the Hollywood horror film from its 19th-century beginnings through to the hits produced by Universal, Warner Bros and M-G-M in the early days of talkies, the thoughtful RKO chillers of the 1940s, and the post-war boom in lurid science-fiction shockers.

Jonathan RigbyOut of print for more than ten years, American Gothic has been extensively revised and expanded, and is now available in hardback for the first time.

All attendees will be entitled to an exclusive £5 discount on signed, pre-publication copies of the book.

Doors open at 19.00 for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Free event.