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Going to pieces : the rise and fall of the slasher film, 1978-1986

Author: Adam Rockoff
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In writing about this rogue genre, Rockoff limits his audience. Yet in gathering all the nasty bits of gougings, stabbings, and bloodlettings that constitute the production of this cinematic subspecies, he targets how such gory films as Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc. actually altered the shadowy landscape of US cinema. For the most part, the author surveys the history of the specialized genre with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Rockoff, Adam, 1974-
Going to pieces.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2002
(DLC) 2002000543
(OCoLC)48817597
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Rockoff
ISBN: 9780786491926 0786491922
OCLC Number: 850939605
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: 1. What Is a Slasher Film? --
2. The Pre-History of the Slasher Film --
3. Halloween: The Night He Came Home --
4. Deadly Prank Calls, Driller Killers and an Angry Young Woman --
5. Friday the 13th, Prom Night and a Head in the Fish Tank --
6. Trains of Terror, Funhouses, Horrible Holidays and a Maniac --
7. Campus Killers, Slashing for Laughs and One Human Brain --
8. Prowlers, Spaghetti Slashers and the Joys of Summer Camp --
9. A Nightmare on Elm Street, Sequels Galore and the Decline of the Slasher Film --
10. The Resurgence --
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This work traces the evolution of the slasher film from 1978 when it was a fledgling genre, through the early 1980s when it was one of the most profitable and prolific genres in Hollywood, on to its  Read more...

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