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Blood money : a history of the first teen slasher film cycle

Author: Richard Nowell
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Future historians of the horror genre who ignore Nowell's insights into a major transitional period in the relationship between independent producers and the major studios will do so at their own peril." Kevin Heffernan, author of Ghouls, Gimmicks and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953-1968.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nowell, Richard.
Blood money.
New York : Continuum, 2011
(DLC) 2010019839
(OCoLC)613994926
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Nowell
ISBN: 9781441188502 1441188509 9781628928587 1628928581
OCLC Number: 701057235
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. OrPS
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 287 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : co-ed frenzy --
"There's more than one way to lose your heart" : the teen slasher film-type, production strategies, and film cycle --
A slay-ride to small-town, U.S.A : the advent of the teen slasher film, Black Christmas (1974) and Halloween (1978) --
"They were warned, they are doomed" : the United States, the development of the teen slasher film, and Friday the 13th (1980) --
Murder on the dance-floor : Canada, the development of the teen slasher film, and Prom night (1980) --
The animal house on sorority row : boom and bust, and the establishment of the teen slasher film, 1980-1981 --
Conclusion : time after time.
Responsibility: Richard Nowell.

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