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Slice and Dice, Stalk and Slash, call it what you will. As William Shakespeare once said, “A Felissa Rose by any other name would still smell as sweet.” Though how the Bard knew about the star of Sleepaway Camp back in the 16th century we will never know. You’ll be able to read all about that particular movie franchise and many others involving unhappy campers and unkillable virtue-signalling maniacs who just can’t stand to see teens having fun in this best-selling (well, we’re predicting that part, obviously, but if we are wrong we may take violent revenge) volume covering the blood-soaked history of slasher movies.
You axed for it and we have delivered an exhaustive survey of the slasher movie, a genre which really began with John Carpenter’s Halloween in 1978 and Friday the 13th a year later but has its roots in the likes of Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) and Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace (1964).
Lavishly illustrated in full colour and printed on high quality gloss paper, this is a special collector’s edition that will delight every fan of this gruesome sub-genre. Delve inside these bloodstained pages and you will discover definitive chapters on all of the slice and dice heavyweights, from Halloween and Friday the 13th to Wes Craven classics like The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream. We also cover the Chucky movies and forgotten slashers of the 1980s like Visiting Hours, Happy Birthday To Me and Pieces. In fact whatever your favourite slasher movie is, you’ll find it here, covered in detail, often with fascinating facts about its production. There’s even a chapter on the best giallo slashers for those who like their slaughter al forno.
As always with Dark Side books this is a beautifully produced and designed volume, not available in shops and packed with never-before-published stills and posters. An essential purchase for any discerning viewer/reader who enjoys seeing annoying teenagers reduced to their component parts, it’s sure to take pride of place in your horror library!
Copyright November 2022 Ghoulish Publishing Soft Cover. 192 pages.
This book is brand new and shipped to us directly from Allan Bryce, publisher/editor of The Dark Side and INFINITY, in the UK.