Immoral Tales: European Sex & Horror Movies, 1956-1984

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St. Martin's Press, Sep 15, 1995 - Performing Arts - 272 pages
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European cinema has always excelled when it comes to "bad" movies. When continental moviemakers combined horror with sex, they unleashed a tidal wave of celluloid strangeness that lasted nearly thirty years. From sexy thrillers to pulp surrealism, from decadent erotica to blood-soaked vampire epics, nothing could go too far. Immoral Tales tells the fascinating story of this unique period, peeking into the kaleidoscope of visceral horror, maverick directors, and erotic invention.

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Sex and violence have been staples of the film industry since the beginning. Invoking this tradition, Tohill and Tombs do an admirable job of defining that particular genre of film that occupies a ... Read full review

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Pete Tombs is the author of "Mondo Macabro: Weird & Wonderful Cinema Around the World" and "Immoral Tales".

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