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

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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 and more pages. Extensively illustrated with distinctive and often graphic color poster artwork from around the world. Looks at the political,

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Pages 224
Publish Date 2018-10-09
Size 8.5" x 9.25" x 0.51"
Author J. A. Kerswell
Product Form Paperback / softback

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KinderTrauma.com
An outstanding tome about the very best movies ever made!...Recommended times five!
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Smash or Trash Independent Film-Making
Brilliant read...10/10 butcher knives.
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Complex Magazine
Exhaustive and lively.
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Pop Culture Guy
From Pop Culture Guy Blog: Horror fans of the golden age of slasher films will want to devour the just released book from author J.A. Kerswell, The Teenage Slasher Movie Book (CompanionHouse Books). The is the 2nd revised and expanded edition of the book and runs over 200 pages. Kerswell traces the evolution of the genre, from the films that inspired slashers to the current day, with an emphasis on the aforementioned golden age, from the early to mid 1980s. Of course, Halloween, Friday the 13th, and the Nightmare on Elm Street series receive much attention throughout and deservedly so. Indeed, Michael Myers, Mrs, Voorhees, Jason Voorhees and Freddie Krueger have captivated viewers for decades and Michael is still on the hunt when he returns in Halloween later this month. What sets The Teenage Slasher Movie Book apart from similar releases is the emphasis not only on American films, but also those from around the world. That adds to the comprehensive nature of this release and allows for a more cosmopolitan perspective. The book also includes film reviews, box office figures, enduring actors and actresses who appeared in various slasher films, and a chapter on the top ten body counts. In addition, the author includes countless pieces of artwork and photos from the featured slasher films, along with a glossary of popular terms and suggestions for further exploration of other books and websites. With Halloween fast approaching, The Teenage Slasher Movie Book is a fun, educational and festive way to celebrate the holiday and revisit this entertaining and enduring film genre.
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Little White Lies
Kerswell's weighty paperback tome has managed the almost impossible task of including every conceivable slasher flick of note and, indeed, many more that are not. In terms of completeness, research, and knowledge [this] is the definitive book on the slasher genre. . . . A must-buy for horror fans.
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Hollywood in Toto
The Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition" is a glossy affair with plenty of photographs and film poster images to make it a fine coffee table material.
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Hollywood in Toto
The Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition" is a glossy affair with plenty of photographs and film poster images to make it a fine coffee table material. --Hollywood in Toto
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Fangoria
Whether you're an old-school fright fanatic looking to relive the grindhouse glory or a horror newbie seeking guidance while traversing the genre's expansive landscape, [this book] is a magnificent read for the entirety of horror's spectrum of fans.
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Pop Culture Guy
With Halloween fast approaching, The Teenage Slasher Movie Book is a fun, educational and festive way to celebrate the holiday and revisit this entertaining and enduring film genre.

About the Author

J. A. Kerswell fell in love with the slasher movie after watching Halloween II (1981) at an impressionable age. It's a love he's been unable to shake through the best and very worst the subgenre has had to offer. Founder of the slasher movie website Hysteria Lives! (www.hysteria-lives.co.uk), which has been reporting on "slasher trash with panache" for over a decade, he knows more about the slasher movie than anyone should.

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