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Legacy of Blood
A Comprehensive Guide to Slasher Movies

Author: Jim Harper
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Format: Paperback
Size: 156mm x 234mm
Page Count: 192
ISBN-13: 9781900486392
Weight (g): 500
Genre: Headpressianism

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In-depth study of the ‘slasher’ movie, its history and conventions. Includes over 200 film reviews.

The ‘slasher’ movie is the bloodiest incarnation of the modern horror film, tainted by criticisms of misogyny, yet remaining — on and off — a box-office draw for thirty years.

Combining in-depth analysis with over 200 film reviews, LEGACY OF BLOOD is the most comprehensive examination of the slasher movie and its conventions to date, from Halloween to Scream — the re-defining genre hit in the nineties — and beyond.

Seventies style gore is back! Wrong Turn, Cabin Fever, House of a 1000 Corpses, remakes of Dawn of the Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre etc


A detailed history of the slasher movie. Examines the roots and emergence of the genre, looking at landmark films and points of historical relevance. Includes a discussion of the genre’s decline in the late eighties and its subsequent popularity in the late nineties.



  • Slasher Bloodlines
  • Genesis
  • The Nightmare Ends
  • Too Young To Die

    PART 2

    A detailed examination of the conventions surrounding slasher movies. Divided up into four main categories:
  • The Heroine - The star of a slasher movie is almost always female. Looks at the reasons for this and the implications of it, as well as any variations.
  • The Killer - A close examination of the axe-wielding maniacs integral to the slasher movie.
  • Location - Location and a sense of history are equally important to the genre, and the many variations will be discussed here.
  • Parents and Authority Figures - These have a definite role within the genre, and are integral to the development of both the killer and the heroine.

    PART 3

    This section consists of reviews of the many slasher movies that have been made.
  • Entries A-Z

    PART 4

    ‘Fun’ pieces and ephemera…
  • Before They Were Famous
  • Seasonal Slashers
  • International Slashers
  • Alternative Titles
  • Banned Films