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Fred Brodrick: Universal's Secret Weapon

Over the past year and a bit I've been working on a book which I've tentatively titled "The Secret History Of The Horror Film In Australia".  This book will detail the beginnings of the genre in Australia, starting with the birth of cinema in 1896 and end in 1973. Why 1973? That's easy. Because there's plenty of other books out there that detail the resurgence of horror in Australia post-1973 so there's no need for me to rehash it.

The book will cover what movies were made here and what came into the country, along with censorship, how films were promoted and received by the public and much more. I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of this year and I've yet to approach a publisher. Currently it's hitting the 100,000 word mark with no sign of ending.

Along the way I'm writing about other parts of Australian cinema and finding myself cutting them out for various reasons. Some of those articles I've been shopping around but most I'…

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