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A thrilling A-Z of more than 250 slasher and splatter movies spanning sixty gloriously gory years and 23 countries, from Lucio Fulci's Zombie Flesh Eaters to Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later.
Peter Normanton's encyclopedic round-up is prefaced by an overview of the peaks and troughs of six decades of blood and guts in school dormitories, college campuses, shopping malls, and deep, dark woods. It concludes with a look at the key directors, from Argento to Romero, and a chronology of more than 500 movies.
Each movie listing gives cast and production details along with a splatter rating detailing its level of gore, from essentially "splatter-free" to "symphony of gore." The book also includes the list of video nasties the UK government tried to ban.
Peter Normanton has edited and published the horror comics fanzine From the Tomb for eight years and has recently published the 28th issue. He is widely admired for supporting the work of horror artists and small publishers. He lives in Rochdale, England.