The Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition

The Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition

The Definitive Slasher Movie Reference The slasher movie is the most reviled but successful of horror’s subgenres. Taking its cue from Hitchcock, grind-house movies, and the gory Italian giallo thrillers of the 1970s, slasher movies brought a new high in cinematic violence and suspense to mainstream cinema. For six bloody years (1978-1984)―the golden age of slashers―cinema screens and video stores were stalked by homicidal maniacs with murder and mayhem on their minds. The Teenage Slasher Movie Book details the subgenre’s surprising beginnings, revels in its g(l)ory days, and discusses its recent resurgence. Packed with reviews of the best (and worst) slasher movies and illustrated with an extensive collection of distinctive and often graphic color poster artwork from around the world, this book also looks at the political, cultural, and social influences on the slasher movie and its own effect on other film genres. Inside The Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition Comprehensive guide to one of the most reviled but successful movie subgenres. Reviews of every conceivable slasher film of note. Updated edition with more movies, more pages, and more information on George Romero. Extensively illustrated with distinctive and often graphic color poster art...

  • ASIN: 1620083078

The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies

The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies

From classic Hollywood masterpieces like M (1931) to the recent “torture porn” craze with flicks like the Saw franchise, this collection gives a master's overview of the genre.

  • ASIN: 0762445963

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, 1978-1986

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, 1978-1986

John Carpenter's Halloween, released on October 25, 1978, marked the beginning of the horror film's most colorful, controversial, and successful offshoot--the slasher film. Loved by fans and reviled by critics for its iconic psychopaths, gory special effects, brainless teenagers in peril, and more than a bit of soft-core sex, the slasher film secured its legacy as a cultural phenomenon and continues to be popular today. This work traces the evolution of the slasher film from 1978 when it was a fledgling genre, through the early 1980s when it was one of the most profitable and prolific genres in Hollywood, on to its decline in popularity around 1986. An introduction provides a brief history of the Grand Guignol, the pre-cinema forerunner of the slasher film, films such as Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and cinematic trends that gave rise to the slasher film. Also explained are the slasher film's characteristics, conventions, and cinematic devices, such as the "final girl," the omnipotent killer, the relationship between sex and death, the significant date or setting, and the point-of-view of the killer. The chapters that follow are devoted to the years 1978 through 1986 and analyze significant films from each year. The Toolbox Murders, When a Stranger Calls, the Friday th...

  • ASIN: 0786469323

Blood Money: A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle

Blood Money: A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle

Scholars have consistently applied psychoanalytic models to representations of gender in early teen slasher films such as Black Christmas (1974), Halloween (1978) and Friday the 13th (1980) in order to claim that these were formulaic, excessively violent exploitation films, fashioned to satisfy the misogynist fantasies of teenage boys and grind house patrons. However, by examining the commercial logic, strategies and objectives of the American and Canadian independents that produced the films and the companies that distributed them in the Us, Blood Money demonstrates that filmmakers and marketers actually went to extraordinary lengths to make early teen slashers attractive to female youth, to minimize displays of violence, gore and suffering and to invite comparisons to a wide range of post-classical Hollywood's biggest hits; including Love Story (1970), The Exorcist (1973), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease and Animal House (both 1978). Blood Money is a remarkable piece of scholarship that highlights the many forces that helped establish the teen slasher as a key component of the North American film industry's repertoire of youth-market product.

  • ASIN: 1441124969

The Slasher Movie Book

The Slasher Movie Book

The slasher movie is the most reviled but successful of horror’s subgenres. Taking its cue from Hitchcock, grind-house movies, and the gory Italian giallo thrillers of the 1970s, slasher movies brought a new high in cinematic violence and suspense to mainstream cinema. For six bloody years (1978–1984)—the “golden age” of slashers—cinema screens and video stores were stalked by homicidal maniacs with murder and mayhem on their minds. The Slasher Movie Book details the subgenre’s surprising beginnings, revels in its g(l)ory days, and discusses its recent resurgence. Packed with reviews of the best (and worst) slasher movies and illustrated with an extensive collection of distinctive and often graphic color poster artwork from around the world, this book also looks at the political, cultural, and social influences on the slasher movie and its own effect on other film genres.

  • ASIN: 1556520107

Slashed Dreams: The Ultimate Guide to Slasher Movies

Slashed Dreams: The Ultimate Guide to Slasher Movies

Revised 2017 Edition. A comprehensive guide to Slasher Horror movies by NW author Ronnie Angel with over three years of research and writing on one of the more endearing genres in fright film history. Features reviews of hundreds of movies in the slasher genre with hard to find and interesting facts, figures and connections for these films - as well as entertaining opinions on each one. Also included are brand new interviews with several of the stars and makers of some of the author's favorite slasher films - including: Adrienne King (Friday The 13th, Friday the 13th Pt. 2, Bully), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Slaughter Party), Tom McLoughlin (Friday The 13th Part 6, Sometimes They Come Back), Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall), Sean Whalen (People Under The Stairs, Hatchett 3), Thomas Drury (Don't Go In The Woods), Jon Fasano (Black Roses, Rock N' Roll Nightmare), Mark Metcalf (The Final Terror, Animal House), John Carl Buechler (Crawlspace, The Prey, Friday the 13th Part 7), Peter Giuliano (The Prowler) and more. It's a must for horror and slasher fans!

  • Brand: Angel Ronnie
  • ASIN: 1518822258

Hack/Slash Omnibus, Vol. 1

Hack/Slash Omnibus, Vol. 1

At the end of every horror movie, one girl always survives... in this case, Cassie Hack not only survives, she turns the tables by hunting and destroying the horrible slashers that would do harm to the innocent! Alongside the gentle giant known as Vlad, the two cut a bloody path through those who deserve to be put down... hard!

  • Brand: Stefano Caselli
  • ASIN: 1607062739

The Last Final Girl

The Last Final Girl

"The Last Final Girl is like Quentin Tarantino's take on The Cabin in the Woods. Bloody, absurd, and smart. Plus, there's a killer in a Michael Jackson mask." - Carlton Mellick III, author of Apeshit Life in a slasher film is easy. You just have to know when to die. Aerial View: A suburban town in Texas. Everyone's got an automatic garage door opener. All the kids jump off a perilous cliff into a shallow river as a rite of passage. The sheriff is a local celebrity. You know this town. You're from this town. Zoom In: Homecoming princess, Lindsay. She's just barely escaped death at the hands of a brutal, sadistic murderer in a Michael Jackson mask. Up on the cliff, she was rescued by a horse and bravely defeated the killer, alone, bra-less. Her story is already a legend. She's this town's heroic final girl, their virgin angel. Monster Vision: Halloween masks floating down that same river the kids jump into. But just as one slaughter is not enough for Billie Jean, our masked killer, one victory is not enough for Lindsay. Her high school is full of final girls, and she's not the only one who knows the rules of the game. When Lindsay chooses a host of virgins, misfits, and former final girls to replace the slaughtered members of her original homecoming court, it's not just a fight for...

  • Brand: Brand: Lazy Fascist Press
  • ASIN: 1621050513

Horror Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Slashers, Vampires, Zombies, Aliens, and More

Horror Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Slashers, Vampires, Zombies, Aliens, and More

Horror Films FAQ explores a century of ghoulish and grand horror cinema, gazing at the different characters, situations, settings, and themes featured in the horror film, from final girls, monstrous bogeymen, giant monsters and vampires to the recent torture porn and found footage formats. The book remembers the J-Horror remake trend of the 2000s, and examines the oft-repeated slasher format popularized by John Carpenters Halloween (1978) and Friday the 13th (1980). After an introduction positioning the horror film as an important and moral voice in the national dialogue, the book explores the history of horror decade by decade, remembering the womens liberation horrors of the 1970s, the rubber reality films of the late 1980s, the serial killers of the 1990s, and the xenophobic terrors of the 9/11 age. Horror Films FAQ also asks what it means when animals attack in such films as The Birds (1963) or Jaws (1975), and considers the moral underpinnings of rape-and-revenge movies, such as I Spit on Your Grave (1978) and Irreversible (2002). The book features numerous photographs from the authors extensive personal archive, and also catalogs the genres most prominent directors.

  • Brand: Brand: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books
  • ASIN: 1557839506
  • UPC: 884088658830

Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film

Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film

Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film fills a broad scholastic gap by analysing the elements of narrative and stylistic construction of films in the slasher subgenre of horror that have been produced and/or distributed in the Hollywood studio system from its initial boom in the late 1970s to the present.

  • ASIN: 1349573450
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