The Slasher Movie Book, by J.A. Kerswell
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Fans of stalk-and-kill cinema are a loyal, knowledgeable bunch, steeped in decades' worth of Italian giallos, grindhouse exploitation, glossier '80s flicks, and post-Scream Hollywood productions. Chances are, though, that even the proudest of aficionados will learn a thing or two from English writer J.A. Kerswell's exhaustive and lively The Slasher Movie Book, featuring mini reviews of every slasher film, essays about the cultural influences that shaped each decade's unique output, and hundreds of lavish, sometimes out-of-print movie posters.