Hardcore Horror Cinema in the 21st Century

Production, Marketing and Consumption

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FALL 2018

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About the Book

The first of its kind, this study examines the exemplars of hardcore horror—Fred Vogel’s August Underground trilogy, Shane Ryan’s Amateur Porn Star Killer series and Lucifer Valentine’s “vomit gore” films. The author begins with a definition and critical overview of this marginalized subgenre before exploring its key aesthetic convention, the pursuit of realist horror. Production practices, exhibition and marketing strategies are discussed in an in-depth interview with filmmaker Shane Ryan. Audience reception is viewed covered with a focus on fan interaction via the Internet.

About the Author(s)

James Aston is program leader for screen at the University of Hull. He teaches on the film studies undergraduate program. He lives in Worcester, United Kingdom.

Bibliographic Details

James Aston
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 32 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6888-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3353-4
Imprint: McFarland