Slasher Movies Pocket Essentials PDF ´ Slasher Movies


  • Paperback
  • 76 pages
  • Slasher Movies Pocket Essentials
  • Mark Whitehead
  • English
  • 24 October 2016
  • 9781903047279

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Slasher Movies Pocket EssentialsLess an academic insight into a sub genre a collection of sardonic Letterboxd movie reviews made my someone with a distaste for seemingly every movie except the original HalloweenThe audiobook is particularly bad with freuent mispronunciations and the reader stumbling over their lines Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise lively and easy to read Packed with facts as well as expert opinions each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film television cult fiction history and Slasher movies took horror to new heights of graphic violence while in some cases simultaneously plumbing new depths of camp self referentiality They have nonetheless had a lasting impact—from respectable studio pictures such as The Silence of the Lambs and Single White Female to the new breed of teen movies such as the Scream franchise which play knowingly with the conventions of the slasher In this Pocket Essential guide you'll find an introductory essay an in depth discussion of all the major films a consideration of the influences on the genre and a checklist of the stars who got their big break being slashed The book itself was okay doesn't really provide information that isn't available in any number of other sources but a decent intro to the genreI had this as an audiobook and I have to say that the narrationproduction was pretty bad I don't think I've even ever listened to an audiobook and notice the production values before but I did here The narrator constantly mispronounces names and even stumbles over his words a few times which makes me think not that it wasn't edited well but that it wasn't edited at all Interesting information when it's right and analysis It's an entertaining read as well However it does have uite a few misuotes and faulty pieces of information


About the Author: Mark Whitehead

Mark Whitehead is a Professor of human geography whose research interests span urban studies sustainability and the impacts of the psychological sciences on public policy Mark has authored and edited 10 books has written for The Guardian and Western Mail newspapers and has blogged for the Psychology Today magazine Mark holds an Award for Teaching Excellence from Aberystwyth University 2004