Taboo Breakers (Guide to 18 Cult Independent Films)

Taboo Breakers (Guide to 18 Cult Independent Films)

Written by Calum Waddell

18 Independent Films That Courted Controversy and Created a Legend

Taboo breakers. Films that pushed boundaries, overstepped the line or simply went all out to shock. Whether through their advertising or their content these are the movies that used shock tactics to sell tickets. In this book, film critic and journalist Calum Waddell subjects 18 ground-breaking films to analysis and puts them into historical perspective, while discussing their impact with those involved in their production.

295pp. Also has an 8pp full colour section. A5 paperback.
ISBN 978-1-84583-030-4
Published 21 August 2008

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Taboo breakers. Films that pushed boundaries, overstepped the line or simply went all out to shock. Whether through their advertising or their content these are the movies that used shock tactics to sell tickets.

Film critic and journalist Calum Waddell subjects 18 films to analysis and puts them into historical perspective, whilst discussing the films and their impact with those involved in their production. All of these movies, some good, some bad and some very, very bad indeed, carried with them a certain marketing savvy and air of controversy which ensures that they will stay in the mind long after the screen goes blank.

Films covered are: Blood FeastNight of the Living DeadBehind the Green DoorFritz the CatTenderness of WolvesCoffyThe Texas Chain Saw MassacreIlsaShe Wolf of the SSCandy Tangerine ManHalloweenCannibal HolocaustManiacNightmares in a Damaged BrainThe Plague DogsEvil DeadHouse of 1000 CorpsesOldboy and Hostel.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Herschell Gordon Lewis, David Friedman, Connie Mason, George Romero, Judith O’Dea, Marilyn Chambers, Ralph Bakshi, Ulli Lommel, Jack Hill, Sid Haig, Ed Neil, Kim Henkel, Gunnar Hansen, Jeff Burr, Robert Burns, Don Edmonds,Howard Maurer, Dyanne Thorne, Matt Cimber, John Carpenter, P J Soles, Irwin Yablans, Ruggero Deotato, Carl Gabriel Yorke, Robert Kerman, William Lustig, Romano Scavolini, Baird Stafford, Martin Rosen, Tom Sullivan, Ellen Sandweiss, Rob Zombie, Bill Moseley, Park Chan-Wook, Eli Roth and Scott Spiegel.

295pp. Also has an 8pp full colour section. A5 paperback. AVAILABLE ONLY ON DIRECT FROM TELOS ORDERS WHILE STOCKS LAST
ISBN 978-1-84583-030-4
Published 21 August 2008

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Calum Waddell wrote Taboo Breakers in 2007 and it was published in 2008. At the time, he lived in his mum’s place with the family cat (RIP as of May, 2007) for company wondering if there was a light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Since then, he’s managed to live a little better, get a PhD and make a few documentaries. But he still misses the family cat. No one bought Taboo Breakers, but it remains a beloved project that ultimately led to doing a doctorate that, in turn, led to K-pop concerts and living in China for three years (don’t ask) and a more enlightened life. Of sorts.

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Weight .492 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 3 cm

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