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GOING TO PIECES: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SLASHER FILM

Director: Jeff McQueen

U.S.A.| 2006. COLOUR. DIGITAL VIDEO. 90 MIN.


Receiving its first festival screening in Horrorthon, this brand new featurelength documentary from director Jeff McQueen, writer Adam Rockoff and producer Rachel Belofsky provides a comprehensive and original look at the importance, prominence and newfound legitimacy of the horror film sub-genre known as the ‘slasher’ film. This pop culture phenomenon delighted fans with its iconic psychopaths, gory special effects, brainless teenagers in peril and more than a dash of soft-core sex. With their unconventional methods of production, distribution, exhibition and marketing, these films had an enormous impact on modern cinema. The intelligent and entertaining history features interviews with John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Rob Zombie and other key film-makers. There’s also some choice clips from Halloween, Prom Night, Last House on the Left and many other films.

Producer Rachel Belofsky will introduce the screening.
Plus BAN THE SADIST VIDEOS II a follow-up to last year’s excellent look at the moral panic caused by so-called video nasties.

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