Slasher films: an international filmography, 1960 through 2001
The slasher film genre got its start in the early 1960s when acclaimed filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Michael Powell made provocative mainstream film such as Psycho and Peeping Tom, but it is most associated with the late 1970s releases of Halloween and Friday the 13th and the many sequels and imitators that followed. They have been frightening and thrilling audiences ever since with their bloody scenes and crazed killers.
This filmography catalogs more than 150 slasher films. Entries provide major cast and production credits, a plot synopsis, a short critique and often interesting production notes. Some of the films covered include Alice, Sweet Alice, American Psycho, The Burning, Cherry Falls, Curtains, Deep Red, Frenzy, Hide and Go Shriek, Maniac, Prom Night, Scream, Sleepaway Camp, Slumber Party Massacre, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Filmographies are provided for slasher directors, actors, writers, and composers.
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