DEAD OR ALIVE – BRITISH HORROR FILMS 1980-1989
Edited by Darrell Buxton (Samhain, Creeping Flesh, Giallo Pages, Offbeat, We Belong Dead) and with a foreword by pioneering independent director Michael J. Murphy (Invitation to Hill, Nekros, Skare, Bloodstream)
“British horror films? In the ‘80s? Were there any?” Prepared to be surprised. Dead or Alive is the latest book from the team behind British Fantasy Award-nominated The Shrieking Sixties and contains in-depth reviews of a succession of UK horror features made during “the decade that the British film industry forgot”. From the work of major talents such as Stanley Kubrick, Ken Russell and Clive Barker through to ambitious amateur items shot on video and Super 8, Dead or Alive covers the whole range. Box office and critical hits, cult classics, undiscovered nuggets awaiting attention for over three decades… all are present in a new book designed to reappraise the ‘80s as an a bustling, inspirational era for British screen chills.
Dead or Alive – British Horror Films 1980-1989 is newly published and will be on sale at the special Festival price of £15.