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Wes Craven's Last House on the Left (paperback)

Product Details

  • ISBN Code 978-0-9529260-0-9
  • Manufacturer FAB Press
  • Stock Level In stock

STRICTLY LIMITED AVAILABILITY - VERY RARE AND OUT OF PRINT - THIS ONE COPY IN STOCK ONLY! SLIGHTLY SCUFFED COVER, BUT OTHERWISE PERFECTLY INTACT.

Wes Craven is world renowned as the creator of classic horror film events such as The Hills Have Eyes, the Nightmare on Elm Street series and the Scream franchise. Craven began his meteoric career in fear with a notorious, controversial low-budget shocker called Last House on the Left.

Produced by Friday the 13th creator Sean S. Cunningham, Last House on the Left was a movie that broke the rules... and the bank.

A disturbing, gritty tale of sadistic violence and devastating revenge, Last House on the Left became one of the most influential cult classics of all time. It was the movie that assaulted audiences with the terrifying roar of a chainsaw two years before The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and it was the original celluloid nightmare that required audiences:

David A. Szulkin's book tells the inside story of the making of Last House on the Left through in-depth interviews, rare photographs and extensive research. Featuring stills from unreleased out takes and commentary from Wes Craven, this book is the definitive record of one of the most legendary, iconoclastic horror movies in history.

Last House on the Left remains one of Wes Craven's most powerful and unique films. Rough, raw and irreverent, it is still censored in Britain for its unflinching portrait of rape murder. Attacked by censors and often reviled by critics, Last House on the Left is all the more noteworthy in retrospect for its pioneering, prescient contribution to the 'splatter' film tradition. Those who wish to know where and how it all began need look no further than this book.

About the Author

David Szulkin is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. He holds a degree in film from New York University, and has been a contributor to Fangoria magazine since 1989. He served as a script reader for Miramax Films and Laurel Entertainment, and has gone on to work as a video editor, grant writer and publicist for movies and television. Mr. Szulkin was honored as an invited guest speaker at the Harvard Film Archive in 1999.

Technical Details

Size: 244mm x 171mm

Binding: Paperback

Extent: 208 pages including 16 pages in full colour

ISBN: 978-0-9529260-0-9

Publication Date: October 1997

Market: Cinema / Culture

Weight: 560g

Edition: First Edition

Status: Out of Print

Cover Price: £12.95 (UK) / $25.95 (US)

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