Get more than 30% off all Spectacular Optical Books January 19-February 9!
Spectacular Optical is a small-press publisher of cult film and pop culture books based in Canada. Through our film production arm we support the creation of genre-related film and TV projects. In addition to our collectible print books, throughout the year we bring you articles, essays and interviews with established and emerging genre filmmakers, artists, curators and exhibitors on our website.
LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN will be selling for $30 CAD
Focused on the career of French fantasy and horror filmmaker Jean Rollin LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN is edited by Samm Deighan and penned by all women critics, scholars and film historians. This collection of essays covers the wide range of Rollin’s career from 1968’s LE VIOL DU VAMPIRE through his 2010 swansong, LE MASQUE DE LA MÉDUSE, touching upon his horror, fantasy, crime and sex films—including many lesser seen titles. The book closely examines Rollin’s core themes: his focus on overwhelmingly female protagonists, his use of horror genre and exploitation tropes, his reinterpretations of the fairy tale and fantastique, the influence of crime serials, Gothic literature and the occult, as well as much more.
YULETIDE TERROR: CHRISTMAS HORROR ON FILM AND TELEVISION will be selling for $25 CAD
Devoted to the darkside of holiday entertainment YULETIDE TERROR: CHRISTMAS HORROR ON FILM AND TELEVISION is a comprehensive collection of essays with insightful looks at all your festive fright favourites, from the BBC’s A GHOST STORY FOR CHRISTMAS series to SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (and the ensuing controversy), from Eastern European folk-horrors all the way up to the seasonal succubi of the “New French Extremity”—followed by a compendium of over 200 Christmas horror film reviews.
KID POWER will be selling for $7 CAD
Spectacular Optical’s inaugural anthology book of essays and interviews, all about the cool and inspiring kids of cult film and television.
SATANIC PANIC and KID POWER PDFs will be selling for $5 CAD
KENNY SKATEBOARD DECKS will be selling for $20 CAD
The sale begins on Friday January 19th, 2018 and runs through Friday February 9th, 2018. Mark your calendars!