Eaten alive!: Italian cannibal and zombie movies

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Plexus, Sep 25, 2002 - Performing Arts - 256 pages
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From the 1970s to the 1990s, Italian moviemakers produced the goriest exploitation films ever made, using recurring plot devices of cannibalism and putrefied zombie flesh eaters. Eaten Alive! dissects this outrageous period, setting it within its cultural and cinematic context. With an introduction explaining the origins of the gruesome genre, the book charts every bloody step, from the renowned Pasolini, who employed cannibalism as a satirical metaphor, to shocking "documentaries" such as Cannibal Holocaust, an acknowledged influence on The Blair Witch Project. Informed, irreverent contributions from legends of the modern horror scene round out this fascinating book.

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User Review  - Jake - Goodreads

Reading this again now that I have seen pretty much all of these films. Read full review

Review: Eaten Alive!: Italian Cannibal and Zombie Movies

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

If you love horror movies and have a strong stomach, this book gives a nice insight into the production of several movies within the genre. But beware, I mean it when I say you need a strong stomach. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Slater is editor of "Diabolik," a magazine devoted to European exploitation cinema.