Predominately concerned with interpretations of contemporary Horror and Science Fiction cinema and television, James Rose has written critical texts for a range of international film journals and magazines. His first book, Beyond Hammer: British Horror Cinema since 1970 was published by Auteur, May 2009.
"There are rare treats of film books and this is definately one of them." Morpheus Tales Adrain Brady on Beyond Hammer
"Well-written and enlightening, managing to tread that difficult line between academic depth and easy readability." Filmstar's Kevin Stuart on Beyond Hammer
"8 out of 10 Stars. Going into intricate detail and theorising the film like never before, Rose takes new perspectives on the much loved and genre defining classic, such as reading the film as Gothic, its role in defining the 'final girl' trope, and the cannibalistic nature of the family. For such a slim tome, there's plenty to digest, and it's refreshing to see the film treated with such reverence and intelligent reasoning. You may think you know Hooper's film, but after reading this Devil's Advocate dissection you will look upon it in a whole new light." A Review of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre by Martin Unsworth in Starburst Magazine.
"It's in-depth, elegant, focused and with a remarkable attention to detail. Rose, an obvious fan and scholar of all things Chain Saw writes with clarity and intelligence… Like any good film criticism/appreciation book, it leaves you wanting to revisit the movie as soon as possible." A review of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre by Joel Harley at Horror Talk
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