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The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960s and 1970s
     

The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960s and 1970s

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by Scott Aaron Stine
 

For the uninitiated the author has obligingly supplied a definition for the slasher/splatter film: “Any motion picture which contains scenes of extreme violence in graphic and grisly detail....” For those film viewers who think this is a good thing and are more likely to select The Texas Chainsaw Massacre than The Remains of the Day,

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For the uninitiated the author has obligingly supplied a definition for the slasher/splatter film: “Any motion picture which contains scenes of extreme violence in graphic and grisly detail....” For those film viewers who think this is a good thing and are more likely to select The Texas Chainsaw Massacre than The Remains of the Day, or for those who are not quite sure but are nevertheless drawn to the phantasmagoric, or for those horrified by gratuitous violence and blood for blood’s sake but are researching this filmic phenomenon, this reference book provides all the gory details.
From At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul Away to Zombie 2: The Dead Are Among Us, this book is an exhaustive study of the splatter films of the 1960s and 1970s. After a history of the development of the genre, the main meat of the book is a filmography. Each entry includes extensive credits, alternate names and foreign release titles; availability of the film on videocassette; availability of soundtracks and film novelization; and reviews. Extensive cross-referencing is also included.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
recommended
ARBA
exhaustive...useful
Film Review
bursting with information, opinion and trivia...impeccably researched
From the Publisher
“recommended”—Booklist; “exhaustive...useful”—ARBA; “bursting with information, opinion and trivia...impeccably researched”—Film Review; “a solid reference work”—Video Watchdog; “interesting and informative...essays on the evolution of graphically violent horror films and the non-existent phenomenon of the snuff movie”—Rue Morgue; “detailed credits...entertaining”—Classic Images; “for those who want more information on such films, this is the just the right place”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “useful and entertaining”—Interzone; “detailed…exhaustive filmography of each film…detailed cross-referencing”—Cult Movies; “a good read”—Scarlet Street.
Interzone
Useful and entertaining.
Cult Movies
An exhaustive study.... Each entry includes extensive credits, alternate names, foreign release titles; availability of the film on video; soundtracks and novelizations; and reviews.
Booknews
This guide alphabetically lists graphically violent films made between 1963 and 1979. Each entry cites the director, producer, screenwriter, director of photography, special effects, composer, cast, alternative titles, and availability on video, followed by a synopsis of the plot. The author unravels the minor mysteries common to sub-genres, such as a certain film's original ending or the root of the snuff film myth. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786409242
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/30/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Aaron Stine, publisher of Trashfiend magazine and its predecessor GICK!, has been an avid collector of horror movie memorabilia for many years. He is also the author of The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980s (2003) and lives in Everett, Washington.

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