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Gods In Polyester
A Survivors' Account Of 70's Cinema Obscura

Editor: Suzanne Donahue & Mikael Sovijärvi
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Format: Paperback
Size: 270mm x 280mm
Page Count: 456

Weight (g): 3000
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A big oral history of cult, hip and trash movies of the 1970s.

GODS IN POLYESTER is the ultimate cult film book covering obscure, low-budget, and independent horror, sci-fi, blax/exploitation, Spaghetti Western, and action films from 1970-1981. This huge volume (456 pages and over 5 pounds!) is an ultra-comprehensive oral history of moviemaking memories, told entirely in the words of the actors, directors, producers, and cinematographers who made the films. All of the contributors wrote their pieces specifically for Gods In Polyester, so you've never seen any of this interview material anywhere else. The book also includes hundreds of movie stills, posters, and personal photographs from the contributors' private collections, most of which have never been published before in any format. There is also a comprehensive DVD list for the movies mentioned, plus complete 70's filmographies for all contributors, a list of additional film recommendations, web links, and much more!

The sequel to GODS IN POLYESTER, affectionately called GODS IN SPANDEX, is also available for purchase from this website. 

The contributors to GODS IN POLYESTER, along with the respective films they talk about, are as follows:

  • William Shatner (IMPULSE)
  • Richard Harrison (BEAST WITH A GUN, FIREBACK, JOE DAKOTA, ACHTUNG! THE DESERT TIGERS, BOXER REBELLION, MARCO POLO, VOODOO BABY, SEX EXPLOSION, REVERENDO COLT, CHURCHILL'S LEOPARDS, HOLY WATER JOE, DIG YOUR GRAVE FRIEND...SABATA'S COMING, BLACK GOLD DOSSIER, AND MANY MORE!)
  • Carol Speed (THE MACK, ABBY, SAVAGE, BUMMER, THE BIG BIRD CAGE, DISCO GODFATHER, THE NEW CENTURIONS, DYNAMITE BROTHERS, BLACK SAMSON)
  • William Grefe (MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH, STANLEY, IMPULSE, WHISKEY MOUNTAIN)
  • Jack Jones (YES, THE SINGER TALKS ABOUT HIS ROLE IN THE COMEBACK!)
  • John Phillip Law (DEATH IN NOVEMBER, RING OF DARKNESS, THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, THE CRYSTAL MAN, WHISPER IN THE DARK)
  • Jeff Lieberman (SQUIRM, BLUE SUNSHINE, JUST BEFORE DAWN)
  • Ed Adlum (INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS, SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED)
  • Laurel Barnett (THE CHILD)
  • Leo Fong (THE LAST REUNION, NINJA ASSASSINS, BAMBOO TRAP, BLIND RAGE, MURDER IN THE ORIENT)
  • Don Dohler (FIEND, THE ALIEN FACTOR)
  • Donald G. Jackson/Scott Shaw (THE DEMON LOVER)
  • Norman J. Warren (ALIEN PREY, SATAN'S SLAVE, TERROR, INSEMINOID)
  • John D. Hancock (LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH)
  • Manuela Thiess (BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD)
  • Lawrence D. Foldes (DON'T GO NEAR THE PARK)
  • Bill Rebane (THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION, THE ALPHA INCIDENT)
  • Hy Pyke (LEMORA, SLITHIS, NIGHTMARE IN BLOOD, DOLEMITE, THE AMOROUS ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE AND SANCHO PANZA, THE WAY HE WAS)
  • George "Buck" Flower (THE CAPTURE OF BIGFOOT, THE ALPHA INCIDENT, TENDER LOVING CARE, CARNAL MADNESS, ILSA: SHE WOLF OF THE SS, ILSA: HAREM KEEPER OF THE OIL SHEIKS, CANDY TANGERINE MAN, LADY COCOA, THE EXECUTIONER, THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA, FLASH AND THE FIRECAT, DRIVE-IN MASSACRE)
  • Lynn Borden (WALKING TALL)
  • Alan Scarfe (CATHY'S CURSE)
  • David Sheldon (LOVELY BUT DEADLY, SHEBA BABY, JUST BEFORE DAWN, GRIZZLY, PROJECT: KILL)
  • Bruce Kessler (SIMON, KING OF THE WITCHES)
  • Ted V. Mikels (THE CORPSE GRINDERS, BLOOD ORGY OF THE SHE DEVILS, THE DOLL SQUAD)
  • Bruce Glover (BLACK GUNN, WALKING TALL, WALKING TALL PART II, FINAL CHAPTER: WALKING TALL)
  • Robert DoQui (COFFY, WALKING TALL PART II)
  • George Barry (DEATH BED: THE BED THAT EATS)
  • Linnea Quigley (DON'T GO NEAR THE PARK, GRADUATION DAY, PSYCHO FROM TEXAS)
  • Gary Graver (TEXAS LIGHTNING)
  • George Stover (FIEND, THE ALIEN FACTOR)
  • Marc Wielage (SATAN'S CHILDREN)
  • T.G. Finkbinder (THE REDEEMER)
  • Ron Honthaner (HOUSE ON SKULL MOUNTAIN)
  • Robert S. Fiveson (PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR)
  • Ferd Sebastian (GATOR BAIT)
  • Mel Novak (CAT IN THE CAGE, BLACK BELT JONES, LOVELY BUT DEADLY, THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR, GAME OF DEATH, TRUCK TURNER, TOM HORN)
  • Margaret Blye (FINAL CHAPTER: WALKING TALL, THE SPORTING CLUB, THE MACHINE GUN KELLY STORY)
  • Felton Perry (SUDDEN DEATH, WALKING TALL)
  • John P. Dulaney (SQUADRA ANTISCIPPO, SQUADRA ANTITRUFFA, SQUADRA ANTIFURTO, THE CRYSTAL MAN)

"Highly entertaining collection relating firsthand remembrances from the creators and performers behind such camp curiosities as Blood Orgy Of The She-Devils (1972), Barn Of The Naked Dead (1973), and other assorted spawn from the golden age of extreme low-budget/no-budget filmmaking...this massive, lavishly-illustrated book, weighing over six pounds, is far superior to standard-issue 'where-are-they-nows' and is an invaluable resource for those either reliving or discovering a bizarrely fascinating area of film history that's still often dismissed by many...the energy and passion that lie behind the book and the films it details prove strangely infectious"
Film Comment

"A remarkable account of a bygone exploitation age"
Fangoria

"The anecdotal, behind-the-scenes info found inside GODS IN POLYESTER is profuse and refreshingly honest. So, if you're inclined to sit down for hours at a time with a book totally focused on esoterica about exploitation classics such as The Corpse Grinders, Gator Bait, or Black Belt Jones, this is absolutely the book for you"
Filmfax

[U.S. CUSTOMERS: Please note this is an exceptionally large and heavy book. If ordering from the USA contact us first by email]