The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980s


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About the Book

Reviews of The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960s and 1970s: “recommended”—Booklist; “exhaustive…useful”—ARBA; “a solid reference work”—Video Watchdog; “bursting with information, opinion and trivia…impeccably researched”—Film Review; “interesting and informative”—Rue Morgue; “detailed credits…entertaining”—Classic Images.
Author Scott Aaron Stine is back again, this time with an exhaustive study of splatter films of the 1980s. Following a brief overview of the genre, the main part of the book is a filmography. Each entry includes extensive technical information; cast and production credits; release date; running time; alternate and foreign release titles; comments on the availability of the film on videocassette and DVD; a plot synopsis; commentary from the author; and reviews. Extensive cross-referencing is also included. Heavily illustrated.

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 1960s and 1970s (2001) and lives in Everett, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Scott Aaron Stine
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 398
Bibliographic Info: 100 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2003
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1532-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1132-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Preface      1

How to Use This Book      9

The Films      17

Sources for DVDs and Videocassettes      319

Index      321

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Booklist; “an admirable job…he seems to be having fun while simultaneously offering some judicious, clear-headed criticism of a group of films whose delights and flaws he knows and catalogs”—Video Watchdog; “insightful…the perfect addition to your horror library…important details”—; “plenty of material…doesn’t seem to have missed any title—from the most mainstream studio fare to obscure Italian thriller…numerous box art photos…eyepoppin’ art”—Hitch; “perceptive critic…argues effectively”—Brutarian Quarterly.