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Traces of Snuff: Black Markets, Fan Subcultures, and Underground Horror in the 1990s

Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker is a Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University, UK. His writing on horror and exploitation cinema can be read in journals such as Horror Studies, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, and in his forthcoming books Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society (2015) and Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (Bloomsbury, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter seeks to explore the centrality, and significance, of underground horror films to fan cultures in the 1990s, demonstrating how a swelling interest in gory paracinemaJeffrey Sconce, “ ‘Trashing’ the Academy: Taste, Excess...

Introduction: 42nd Street, and Beyond

Austin Fisher

Austin Fisher is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at Bournemouth University, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western (2011), founding co-editor of the “Global Exploitation Cinemas” book series and editor of Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads (2015). He serves on the Editorial Board of the Transnational Cinemas journal, is Co-Chair of the SCMS “Transnational Cinemas” Scholarly Interest Group, and founder of the “Spaghetti Cinema” festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker is a Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University, UK. His writing on horror and exploitation cinema can be read in journals such as Horror Studies, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, and in his forthcoming books Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society (2015) and Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (Bloomsbury, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... Egan, Trash or Treasure? Censorship and the Changing Meanings of the Video Nasties (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007); on the term’s longevity in contemporary film cultures, see Johnny Walker, Contemporary British Horror Cinema:...

Low Budgets, No Budgets, and Digital-video Nasties: Recent British Horror and Informal Distribution

Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker is a Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University, UK. His writing on horror and exploitation cinema can be read in journals such as Horror Studies, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, and in his forthcoming books Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society (2015) and Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (Bloomsbury, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... (Leggott, 2008, p. 17). At this time, British horror film producers were seeking to emulate the box office success that some of their American contemporaries had enjoyed by modeling films on the hit teen slasher movie Scream (1996) (Walker, 2012,...

“Bigger Than a Payphone, Smaller Than a Cadillac”: Porn Stardom in Exhausted: John C Holmes the Real Story

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson teaches film at the University of Lincoln, UK, and has published on popular cinema in various books and journals. He is currently preparing a critical study of Hollywood’s representation of the adult film industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... with Johnny Wadd, a recurring fictional private detective character. Developed throughout the 1970s with Bob Chinn, the character’s very existence is testament to the associative value of a star persona amid the franchising of specific performative...

Run, Angel, Run: Serial Production and the Biker Movie, 1966–1972

Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The novelist and essayist Joan Didion watched nine biker films in seven days before publishing an account of the experience in a May 1970 edition of her regular Life magazine column. In the manner of an anthropologist, she sets out...

Cars and Girls (and Burgers and Weed): Branding, Mainstreaming, and Crown International Pictures’ SoCal Drive-in Movies

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A scene from the youth-centered comedy Pick-Up Summer (George Mihalka, 1980) depicted moviegoers enjoying the leisure opportunities available at the drive-in: making out in cars, stocking up on snacks, imbibing intoxicants, watching...

Grinding Out the Grind House: Exploitation, Myth, and Memory

Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Grind houses once existed, but “grindhouse cinema” and “grindhouse films,” as they are imagined today, never did. To put it less starkly, the term “grindhouse” has been used in the United States at least since the 1930s, but its...

“The Smashing, Crashing, Pileup of the Century”: The Carsploitation Film

Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The term “carsploitation,” like other subgenres that fall within the parameters of the grindhouse mythos—such as blaxploitation, nunsploitation, nazisploitation, Canuxploitation, and Ozploitation—denotes a body of cinematic production...

Go West, Brother: The Politics of Landscape in the Blaxploitation Western

Austin Fisher

Austin Fisher is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at Bournemouth University, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western (2011), founding co-editor of the “Global Exploitation Cinemas” book series and editor of Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads (2015). He serves on the Editorial Board of the Transnational Cinemas journal, is Co-Chair of the SCMS “Transnational Cinemas” Scholarly Interest Group, and founder of the “Spaghetti Cinema” festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... that contributed to the mythic Wild West. Their heroes can instead be seen as agents of transcultural appropriation across space and time. Robert A. Rosenstone sees in Alex Cox’s use of creative anachronisms throughout the 1987 biopic Walker...

From “Sex Entertainment for the Whole Family” to Mature Pictures: I Jomfruens Tegn and Transnational Erotic Cinema

Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Near the beginning of Finn Karlsson’s 1973 Danish hard-core film I Jomfruens Tegn (“In the Sign of the Virgin,” US title, Danish Pastries), Mr. Armand (Ole Søltof, star of major studio Palladium’s hugely popular Bedside series), a visiting...