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6 edition of Horror Films of the 1970s found in the catalog.

Horror Films of the 1970s

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Published by McFarland .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bibliographies, catalogues, discographies,
  • Films, cinema,
  • c 1970 to c 1980,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • USA,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Art / Performing Arts

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages684
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9700561M
    ISBN 100786431040
    ISBN 109780786431045

    As can be seen above - there was a lot going on in the 70's. When a man who killed several children after delivering a phone call from inside the house gets back out on the street, he goes after the woman who was babysitting those kids that night. Muir has rounded off this collection very nicely just as fans would prefer. READ MORE: The 15 Best Found Footage Horror Movies The s brought the beginning of the slasher movie, the emergence of a number of directors and actors who remain active today, the birth of franchises that are still going and, in one particular case, one of the most successful movies ever made. When a cat belonging to his daughter was killed on the busy truck route in front of his house, King wondered: what would happen if he buried the cat, and three days later it came back, somewhat altered?

    Vietnam and Watergate had a powerful, darkening effect on the American psyche, and the collapse of the Hays Code and the rise of independent and exploitation cinema helped elements that would have once been taboo to reach the screen. The little tyke, who is not going to win any baby pageants, goes on a killing spree. He discovers a cannibalistic monster and creepy relatives. It was the decade of splinters in eyeballs!

    The mounting terror of the Navidson family is all embedded within the story of a young tattoo artist losing his grip on reality. Eli is brilliant, deathly pale—not to mention dirty and smelly. The ghetto language of this genre is what makes this flick truly memorable and funny. At the Mountains of Madness by H. There was an awareness of the ugly violence humans could and do inflict on each other. Fear in the Night — Starring Peter Cushing, this thriller is about a woman who is recovering from a mental breakdown.


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Horror Films of the 1970s book

On to the reviews! Having said that, the first two chapters put forth some interesting analysis of the genre as a whole over the course of the decades, and the capsule film reviews provide some good detail about nearly every major horror film released in the U.

Day of the Animals takes an ecological approach, imagining that the thinning ozone layer turns animals into kill-crazy beasts at high altitudes. It shows that there were a number of methods to scare in the decade and encapsulates the concerns of the decade.

In this one, zombies are everyone across the U. He shows us how society might be after 90 percent of humanity has been killed and an uneasy rebuilding period has begun. One feels the need to bathe afterwards but at a deep level feels they have learned something after watching it.

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Horror Films of the 1970s

He is intelligent, insightful yet clearly enjoys all aspects of the genre. READ MORE: The 15 Best Found Footage Horror Movies The s brought the beginning of the slasher movie, the emergence of a number of directors and actors who remain active today, the birth of franchises that are still going and, in one particular case, one of the most successful movies ever made.

Turns out they are all replacement parts for the real people. That scene was not in either the miniseries or the film adaption of Stephen King's ITbut I remember it vividly, nonetheless.

The books begin with a easy to find table of contents that lists each film according to its year and location in the book. Eleven-year-old Martin is used to entrails—his mother does special-effect makeup for horror movies—but would like to keep his inside of his body.

This early slasher is about several girls in a sorority house who get terrorized by creepy phone calls. The tumors soon develop and grow into mutant children. This campy, s-set black comedy, which has a delightful time with its outrageous murder scenes, was an unexpected hit for B-movie titans American International Pictures and spawned a sequel, Dr.

And what if a child were killed, too, then came back changed and not for the better? Piranha — A great movie about genetically altered piranha that escape from a military testing site. Whether it was inventive, groundbreaking or just different, there is no arguing that what came out during the time period has produced many regarded as classics.

A classic by director Antonio Bido. And what is scary? After the first few years of his career, Barker more often delved into dark fantasy than straight-up horror. Thirst — A modern day vampire cult uses a high-tech facility to drain the blood from drugged victims.

He shows us how the infection could realistically spread around the globe thanks to human trafficking. The remake, starring Crispin Glover, is also quite entertaining. Frankenstein is the resident surgeon of an insane asylum.

List of science fiction films of the 1970s

This sequel has a group of mutant babies running around slashing people with their claws and teeth. Eraserhead — A dark and surreal tale by David Lynch, it follows a guy with a big head of hair in a depressing industrial landscape. A janitor at a high school is on the lookout for virgins to sacrifice for his cult.

A Nazi hunter must track down the scientist before he can complete his plan. Abby and Gretchen are best friends for life on the eve of the first Bush presidency…until Gretchen gets lost in the woods and comes back different.

The Blaxploitation films like 'Blacula' a film I'd love to see could be seen as racist today but provided black audiences with cinema they could relate to.The horror film is virtually as old as cinema itself, but it turned into the genre that we know today in the s.

Vietnam and Watergate had a powerful, darkening effect on the American psyche, and the collapse of the Hays Code and the rise of independent and exploitation cinema helped elements that would have once been taboo to reach the sylvaindez.com: Oliver Lyttelton.

May 20,  · His Horror Films of the s was named an Outstanding Reference Book by the American Library Association, and likewise a Booklist Editors' Choice.

This time, Muir surveys films from the s. From backwards psychos (Just Before Dawn) and yuppie-baiting giant rats (Of Unknown Origin), to horror franchises like Friday the 13th and 5/5(2).

Italian Gothic horror films of the s were influenced by the violent giallo movies and adults-only comics of the era, resulting in a graphic approach to the genre.

Stories often featured over-the-top violence and nudity and pushed the limits of what could be shown on the screen. Jan 21,  · The books spans the entire decade from and boasts over films.

All films include a Cast & Crew listing plus running time and original date of airing. While I have no major criticisms there are a few minor points, here and there.

10 great overlooked British horror films of the 1970s

For example, the reviews are generally short/5(20). Nov 25, - A collection of cover art and photographs of s horror novels, including a few from the s and 90s, too. See more ideas about Horror, Horror books and Novels. 44 rows · A list of horror films released in Title Director(s) Cast Country Notes Ref.

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