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Title:
The Gorehound's guide to splatter films of the 1980s
Author:
Stine, Scott Aaron, 1968-
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
vii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786415328
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This is a study of splatter films of the 1980s. Following a brief overview of the genre, the main part of the book is a filmography. Each entry includes extensive technical information; cast and production credits; release date; running time; alternate and foreign release titles; comments on the availability of the film on videocassette and DVD; a plot synopsis; commentary from the author; and reviews.


Author Notes

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 1960s and 1970s (2001) and lives in Everett, Washington.


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Booklist Review

Splatter films have been around about 40 years and still do not enjoy high status. The sequel to Stine's The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960s and 1970s (McFarland, 2001) treats about 500 1980s titles, what Stine calls "the childhood days" of splatter films, which featured more special effects and more literalism. Most are U.S. productions, but a few European titles are covered. Entries are listed alphabetically and range in length from a half page to two pages. Technical information includes director, crew, cast, length, release date, variance in titles, distributor, and distribution forms. Plot is described briefly, with extensive commentary and background providing most of the text. The author is a "reel" aficionado and strong in his opinions (e.g., "a disgusting, albeit riotously funny, splatter flick"). Readers should not expect objectivity; rather, they can count on passionate interest. Extensive cross-references help the reader find films listed with different titles. A list of sources for DVDs and videocassettes follows the film entries. The index is extensive. About 100 black-and-white photos from movie posters and film clips supplement the text. Recommended for libraries with relevant collections. -- RBB Copyright 2004 Booklist


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Prefacep. 1
How to Use This Bookp. 9
The Filmsp. 17
Sources for DVDs and Videocassettesp. 319
Indexp. 321