Slasher Films

Slasher Films

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The slasher film genre got its start in the early 1960s with filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock Psycho and Michael Powell Peeping Tom making provocative mainstream films, but it is most associated with the late 1970s and the releases of Halloween and Friday the 13th. They have been frightening and thrilling audiences ever since with their bloody scenes and crazed killers. Over 250 slasher films are presented in this work, each with major cast and production credits, a plot synopsis, and a short critique; interesting production notes are often provided. Some of the films covered include Alice, Sweet Alice, American Psycho, The Burning, Cherry Falls, Curtains, Deep Red, Frenzy, Hide and Go Shriek, Maniac, Prom Night, Scream, Sleepaway Camp, Slumber Party Massacre, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Filmographies are provided for slasher directors, actors, writers, and composers.An International Filmography, 1960 through 2001 Kent Byron Armstrong ... Deane Beaman, the resident professional golfer at the Bethesda Country Club outside D.C., shot a 68 and was tied for ... Williams had persuaded owner Bob Short to evaluate what the trade wires might bring, and with the Angels in town, the twoanbsp;...

Title:Slasher Films
Author:Kent Byron Armstrong
Publisher:McFarland - 2003-07-09


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