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Butcher Knives & Body Counts

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  2 reviews
He warned you not to go out tonight...

From meat cleavers and machetes to summer camp carnage and sorority house massacres, from final girls and scream queens to demented deviants and dead teenagers, slasher films have turned body counts into box office gold. It s the oft-maligned but surprisingly durable sub-genre of horror films that uses a Freudian rulebook and bases t

Paperback, First, 489 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Dark Scribe Press (first published 2011)
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A must read for all horror fans. This books contains scads of scholarly essays about this oft-misunderstood artform, as well as a trivia section to put your knowledge of slasher lore to the test. There were quite a few essays dedicated to movies even I, a dedicated Monster Kid from birth, had never heard of, so a few film recommendations were gleaned from it as well, which was an added bonus.
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Everyone is aware of the slasher subgenre of horror films. Even if you’re not a fan, you know the icons: Freddy, Michael, and Jason. You know the film that reputedly started it all, Psycho. You know the basic formula – crazed killer out for revenge, picking off teens in creative, bloody ways as they partake in sex, drugs and rock and roll. This book is written for slasher fans, by slasher fans, and it explores the genre a bit deeper than most critics would. Some of the es
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Vince Liaguno is the Bram Stoker Award-winning editor of UNSPEAKABLE HORROR: FROM THE SHADOWS OF THE CLOSET (Dark Scribe Press 2008), an anthology of queer horror fiction, which he co-edited with Chad Helder. His debut novel, 2006’s THE LITERARY SIX, was a tribute to the slasher films of the 80’s and won an Independent Publisher Award (IPPY) for Horror and was named a finalist in ForeWord Magazine ...more
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