Slasher Films

An International Filmography, 1960 through 2001


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

Writer Kent Byron Armstrong lives in Mitchell, Indiana, where he is employed by the local newspaper, The Mitchell Tribune.

Bibliographic Details

Kent Byron Armstrong
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 376
Bibliographic Info: 25 photos, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4231-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0655-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
The Films     21
Appendix A: Slasher Directors     353
Appendix B: Slasher Actors and Actresses     355
Appendix C: Slasher Writers     359
Appendix D: Slasher Composers     361
Index     363

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Recommended”—Booklist
  • “Should be in all comprehensive film collections”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly
  • “Serious…comprehensive”—Hitch