Trashfiend: Disposable Horror Culture of the 1960s & 1970s

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From trashy horror films to grisly comic art; from lurid movie magazines to late-night creature features; from campy monster toys to exploitive poster art; Trashfiend takes a loving look at the whole of 'disposable' horror culture from the 1960s and 1970s.


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Scott Stine, author of The Gorehoundís Guides to Splatter Films, is back with this book, which picks up where his self-published Trashfiend magazine left off. Packed with film reviews, trivia, rare illustrations, exhaustive technical information, and written with a humorous but insightful flair that is sure to engage hardcore fans and curious browsers alike, Trashfiend takes a fun albeit critical look at an often-overlooked genre.

Includes interviews with John Stanley, ex-horror host who also directed Nightmare in Blood and authored The Creature Features Movie Guide; Richard Cardella, star and co-writer of The Crater Lake Monster; Bruce Jones, comic artist and writer with recent accolades for his work on The Incredible Hulk; and Cal Bolder, star of Jesse James Meets Frankensteinís Daughter, among other lesser known celebrities.

Articles include a detailed look at blaxploitation horror movies; Mars Attacks trading cards; Pat Boyette, prolific horror comic artist whose work has graced vintage Warren (Creepy) through to DC (The Witching Hour); Marvelís b&w horror comics line of the 1970s; Weird fiction digests (such as Magazine of Horror and Web of Terror Stories); collecting 8mm film reels; Aurora plastic hobby kits; and much more.

Includes over a hundred reproductions of rare ad art, as well as vintage books, toys and magazines from the era.

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Author Scott Aaron Stine
Publisher Headpress
Page Count 224pp
Publication Size 6.75 x 9.5
Publication Notes Softcover, b/w
Publication Date July 7, 2009
ISBN 978-1900486668

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