The American International Pictures Video Guide

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About the Book

American International released a tide of low-budget, sensationalistic films aimed at the teenage audience, finding its greatest success in the horror genre. This is a comprehensive alphabetical guide to AIP movies that are or have been available in home viewing formats such as DVD and VHS. A brief history of the company, which produced movies from the 1950s until the 1980s, is provided. AIP television and unfilmed projects are also covered, and numerous photographs complement the text.

About the Author(s)

Gary A. Smith is the author of six other books dealing with various aspects of motion picture history. His subjects have ranged from epic films such as Ben-Hur to the Beach Party movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. A lifelong film fan, he lives in Palm Springs, California.

Bibliographic Details

Gary A. Smith
Foreword by Mark McGee
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 223
Bibliographic Info: 137 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021 [2009]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8519-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5369-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Foreword by Mark McGee      1
Introduction      3

THE FILMS      9

Appendix 1: American International Television      175
Appendix 2: The Unfilmed AIP      185
Appendix 3: Prepackaged Features      191
Appendix 4: Title Changes      195
Appendix 5: AIP Comic Books and Paperback Novel Tie-Ins      198
Bibliography      201
Index      203

Book Reviews & Awards

• “Handy and helpful, with more than statistical information for each title. This reference is most highly recommended to scholar and film buff alike. It is an essential addition to any comprehensive library of film study and reference materials. One of the very best books of its kind”—Rogue Cinema

• “A fabulous selection of photos…. I enjoyed this book a lot. You’ll enjoy it too.”—Little Shoppe of Horrors