I'm one of the lucky people who bought the original DARK DREAMS back in the late 1970s. It sat on my shelf next to my Clarens and my Butler - I thought it was that important a book. I am delighted to own the new volume, DARK DREAMS 2.0, with its hundreds of frame grabs and beautiful design. At the top, though, is Charles Derry's energetic, intelligent prose. I'm a lifelong student of the horror film, but Derry's book had me ordering DVDs to catch up with a slew of the films he'd discussed that I hadn't seen. It's that kind of book, and if Derry analyzes a film you do own, you'll absolutely want to watch it again. A must-have in every way.