If you are expecting easy reading about horror films and pop culture do not read this book. It is an academic book that reads like a dissertation.
That out of the way, I really liked this. It covers the cultural and subcultural times of the era when the originals and also of the remakes. It states that the remakes are not necessarily bad, but they reflect the change of the times between the two decades. That said, some of the horror films discussed (a la the remakes)failed with their execution of the era that they were made, and the homage to the earlier film. It some cases the originals were not as good as the remakes, maybe simply because of budget, the acting, or the effects.