Xerox Ferox

Author: John Szpunar
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1909394114
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A scene that influenced generations of writers, filmmakers and fans, 'Xerox Ferox' covers the horror film fanzine and the culture it spawned. It covers much more than monster magazines. It examines the home-grown DIY fanzines that dared to dig deeper than newsstand mags ever could.

Xerox Ferox

Author: John Szpunar
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781909394100
Size: 79.76 MB
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From Famous Monsters of Filmland to Fangoria... and everything in between, Xerox Ferox is much more than a book about monster magazines. It is the first book of its kind to examine the home-grown DIY fanzines that dared to dig deeper than the slick and shiny newsstand mags ever would... or indeed even could.The titles were as lurid as the films that they covered. Gore Gazette. Deep Red. Sleazoid Express. Before message boards, before blogs, before the Internet itself, the fanzine reigned as the chief source of news and information for horror fans worldwide. Often printed on the cheap and sold for the price of postage, madcap mags like Slimetime, The Splatter Times, and Subhuman traveled the globe, creating a thriving network of fans and professionals alike.Xerox Ferox traces the rise of the horror film fanzine, from the Famous Monster-starved kids of the 1960s to the splatter-crazed gorehounds of the Fangoria generation. Featuring in-depth interviews with over fifty writers, editors, and industry pros, Xerox Ferox is the final word on an era that changed the world of fandom forever... Xerox Ferox is the first title to cover the horror film fanzine phenomenon and culture in encyclopedic depth. The book also contains lengthy chapters that deal with the New York zine scene and the hub of its grindhouse activity, Times Square. In many ways, the book works as time capsule of that era-writers and filmmakers including Jimmy McDonough, Bill Landis, Mike McPadden, Steve Puchalski, Roy Frumkes, and Buddy Giovinazzo share their memories of the movie houses of Forty Second Street-and the dangers that were encountered while visiting them. Not limited to New York City, Xerox Ferox also concentrates on the drive-in theaters of the south. Other topics discussed include commercial Super-8 horror films of the 1960s and 1970s, the home video revolution of the 1980s, regional exploitation films, low budget filmmaking, and of course, self publishing, networking, and distribution.

Snuff

Author: Neil Jackson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628921145
Size: 12.33 MB
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"Brings together scholars from film and media studies for the definitive academic study of 'real death' on screen - from horror cinema, to pornography, to online 'shock videos'"--

Cinema Sewer Volume 5 The Adults Only Guide To History S Sickest And Sexiest Movies

Author: Robin Bougie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781903254837
Size: 44.35 MB
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The celebrated underground smash that is Cinema Sewer the magazine has been transformed and mutated into CINEMA SEWER: THE BOOK - and following the outstanding popularity of the first four books, VOLUME FIVE has been unleashed onto a now slightly-less-unsuspecting world! A mind-melting compilation of gonzo writing, illustration and comics about the most insane, sexy, awkward, cheesy, hilarious, upsetting and jaw-dropping movies in the history of film, Cinema Sewer joyously and shamelessly celebrates the sleazy aspects of bizarre cinematic history. Issues 24 to 26 of Robin Bougie's celebrated independent magazine are revisited in this fifth wild FAB Press volume, along with an additional 85 pages of never-before-seen interviews, rants, comics, hard-to-find classic movie advertising, and graphic illustrations by Bougie and his talented friends from both the comic book and animation industries. Regardless of whether readers are just discovering the world of classic porn, horror, and exploitation movies, or if they're long time fans, they'll find plenty to get excited about, as they gleefully slosh around in the filth of the Cinema Sewer!

Blood Sucking Freak

Author: John Szpunar
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ISBN: 9781909394520
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New York City, 1976. Newspaper ads dare the denizens of Times Square to see a morbid movie called The Incredible Torture Show. The film is yanked from theatres. Years later it is retitled Blood Sucking Freaks and hits pay dirt, becoming a perverse cult classic. Its writer and director is Joel M. Reed. Like his films, the life of Joel M. Reed is a crazy cocktail of New York satire and sleaze, commencing with cocktail lounges in the 1950s, before hitting the grindhouses of the 1970s. Using Reed and Blood Sucking Freaks as its cornerstone, this book - 20 years in the making - is a snapshot of the last gasp of Times Square as AIDS, crack, and anti-porn laws strike their final blow.

Beyond Exile Day By Day Armageddon

Author: J. L. Bourne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849831610
Size: 35.75 MB
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Sporadic news reports indicate chaos and violence spreading through US cities. An unknown evil is sweeping the planet. The dead are rising to claim the earth as the new dominant species in the food chain. Day by Day Armageddonand its sequel Beyond Exileare the handwritten journals of one desperate survivor as he battles in the face of global disaster. Zombie fiction at its finest, these books will take you to a whole new level of terror.

Trash Cinema

Author: Guy Barefoot
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231542690
Size: 57.51 MB
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This volume explores the lower reaches of cinema and its paradoxical appeal. It looks at films from the B-movies of the 1930s to the mockbusters of today, and from the New York underground to the genre variations of Turkey’s Yesilçam studios (and their YouTube afterlife). Critically examining the reasons for studying, denigrating, or celebrating the detritus of film history, it also considers the place of a trash aesthetic within and beyond 1960s American avant-garde and looks at the cult of trash in the fanzines of the 1980s. It draws on debates about cult, paracinema, and camp, arguing that trash cinema exists in relation to these but brings with it a particular history that includes the ordinary as well as the strange. Trash Cinema places these debates, and the strand of self-proclaimed low culture that emerged in the second half of the twentieth century, within a historical and international perspective. It focuses on American cinema history but addresses Eurotrash reception as well as the related field of garbology, examining trash cinema as a distinct but fluid category.

Gutter Auteur

Author: Rob Craig
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786493186
Size: 59.12 MB
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"Working virtually alone, on infinitesimal budgets, Milligan crafted some unique melodramas of the 1960s and 1970s. Using costumes sewn by the filmmaker, Milligan's gritty, bizarre films come across as the random cinéma vérité of a lunatic with a home movie camera. Evident throughout are deconstruction of the heterosexual paradigm, and the family as breeder of dysfunction"--Provided by publisher.

Bleeding Skull

Author: Joseph A. Ziemba
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781900486880
Size: 17.23 MB
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Bleeding Skull! is the definitive resource on 1980s trash-horror cinema. This beautiful book gets deep into gutter-level, no-budget horror, from shot-on-video revelations (Doctor Bloodbath) to forgotten theatrical casualities (Frozen Scream). It's all here. And it's all curated by Bleedingskull.com, the world's foremost authority on trash-horror obscurities. Jam-packed with rare photographs, adverts, VHS sleeves, Bleeding Skull! is an edifying, laugh-out-loud guide through the dusty inventory of the great video store that never existed.