The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960s and 1970s


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About the Book

For the uninitiated the author has obligingly supplied a definition for the slasher/splatter film: “Any motion picture which contains scenes of extreme violence in graphic and grisly detail….” For those film viewers who think this is a good thing and are more likely to select The Texas Chainsaw Massacre than The Remains of the Day, or for those who are not quite sure but are nevertheless drawn to the phantasmagoric, or for those horrified by gratuitous violence and blood for blood’s sake but are researching this filmic phenomenon, this reference book provides all the gory details.
From At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul Away to Zombie 2: The Dead Are Among Us, this book is an exhaustive study of the splatter films of the 1960s and 1970s. After a history of the development of the genre, the main meat of the book is a filmography. Each entry includes extensive credits, alternate names and foreign release titles; availability of the film on videocassette; availability of soundtracks and film novelization; and reviews. Extensive cross-referencing is also included.

About the Author(s)

Scott Aaron Stine, publisher of Trashfiend magazine and its predecessor GICK!, has been an avid collector of horror movie memorabilia for many years. He is also the author of The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980s (2003) and lives in Everett, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Scott Aaron Stine
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 304
Bibliographic Info: 165 photos, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2001
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0924-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9140-7
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Booklist; “exhaustive…useful”—ARBA; “bursting with information, opinion and trivia…impeccably researched”—Film Review; “a solid reference work”—Video Watchdog; “interesting and informative…essays on the evolution of graphically violent horror films and the non-existent phenomenon of the snuff movie”—Rue Morgue; “detailed credits…entertaining”—Classic Images; “for those who want more information on such films, this is the just the right place”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “useful and entertaining”—Interzone; “detailed…exhaustive filmography of each film…detailed cross-referencing”—Cult Movies; “a good read”—Scarlet Street.