Nightmare USA The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents From Quentin Tarantino Kill Bill to Eli Roth Hostel the young guns of modern Hollywood just can t get enough of that exploitation film high That s because between and American Exploitati

  • Title: Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents
  • Author: Stephen Thrower
  • ISBN: 9781903254523
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Quentin Tarantino Kill Bill to Eli Roth Hostel , the young guns of modern Hollywood just can t get enough of that exploitation film high That s because, between 1970 and 1985, American Exploitation movies went berserk With censorship relaxed, and the gate to excess wide open, horror the Exploitation genre par excellence offered a vibrant alternative to the maFrom Quentin Tarantino Kill Bill to Eli Roth Hostel , the young guns of modern Hollywood just can t get enough of that exploitation film high That s because, between 1970 and 1985, American Exploitation movies went berserk With censorship relaxed, and the gate to excess wide open, horror the Exploitation genre par excellence offered a vibrant alternative to the mainstream of American cinema Luridly titled wonders like The Headless Eyes, Scream Bloody Murder and Hitch Hike to Hell were everywhere, from the drive ins of Texas to the grindhouses of New York, touting a combination of mind bruising violence, weird sex and drug soaked delirium Massively popular around the world, American exploitation movies added immensely to the richness of the nation s cinema, but they have remained persona non grata in most serious studies of American film Until now Built on five years of research, Nightmare USA explores the development of America s subterranean horror film industry, spotlighting some of the wildest films imaginable from an era unchecked by censorship or good taste Ranging from cult favourites like I Drink Your Blood to stylish mind benders like Messiah of Evil and ultra violent shockers like Don t Go in the House, Nightmare USA goes where no other in depth study has gone before, revealing the fascinating true stories behind classics and obscurities alike Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror, the definitive book on Italian gore maestro Lucio Fulci, has explored the attics and cellars of American cinema, delved beneath the floorboards, peered between the walls, searching for the strangest, most exotic cine lifeforms Nightmare USA is the reader s guide to what lies beyond the mainstream of American horror, dispelling the shadows to meet the men and women behind fifteen years of screen terror the Exploitation Independents This massive overview of the Horror genre s development through the 1970s and 1980s features In depth EXCLUSIVE interviews with twenty five grindhouse movie makers, many of whom are discussing their work for the first time ever in print Over 175 individual films reviewed, with full cast and crew credits compiled by world renowned cinema archivist Julian Grainger Vast quantities of previously unpublished stills, posters, press books, plus behind the scenes photographs from the filmmakers own collections.

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    1. It's like this, see I don't have the fortitude necessary for sitting and watching these films but I do want to know them better. And while this guy flirts with exploitation cinema activism -- holding forth against the morality police and insipid, larger-scale exploitation of the Hollywood establishment -- I'm glad for his opinions and his passion. He also dredges the collectors' hideaways for all manner of rare photographs, stills, and posters (always a treat with this kind of material).The init [...]


    2. It's heavy (crushes my chest in bed). It's obscure (I Drink Your Blood? Oh yeah, on last week). And it's WONDERFUL! Like all good pop culture books, it's really a love letter - to the ultra cheapo horror films of the 70's & 80's, pre VHS. Fascinating interviews (even if you haven't seen the movie), a glorious collection of posters and stills, and what has to be THE authoritative index of U.S. independent horror schlock. (Don Dohler, anybody?) If you're a fan, highly recommended.


    3. One of the best history, critique, and reference books on the subject of Exploitation Cinema, focused on those produced in the United States. Packed full of information on the production companies, prominent directors and actors, as well as the films themselves. A wonderful book that is reasonable in price and quite well researched. I absolutely adore it.


    4. This book is fucking incredible! It is a mammoth of an undertaking to read but an exhaustive amount of information on American indie horror and exploitation films. A total must-read for any film buff. Stephen Thrower is genius! Anxiously awaiting that sequel that has been promised. Where is that Stephen?


    5. An incredible collection of essays about exploitation movies in the US (roughly covering a period from 1970 through the early 80s). The author has a knack for presenting an interesting look at how low-budget, exploitation films are made and why they have worth as reflections of both their creators and of America's culture. Highly recommended for any film buff.


    6. This absolutely massive book is certainly the most devotedly in-depth exploration of American exploitation cinema, and is worth owning for anyone interested in the genre if only for its garish and appropriately lurid visual material.




    7. This thing is like The Bible for exploitation filmmaking. Very well researched, huge and full of awesome pictures. A must for any grindhouse buff.


    8. Simply the book about Independent American Horror, 1970-1985, which just happens to be my favorite period in the genre. A massive, dense brick of a book and worth every cent.


    9. Head-spinningly good. This is not my favorite genre, by a mile. It doesn't matter. This is intelligent, articulate film writing of the kind I thought died out long ago.


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