29 August 2018

 



 
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Teenage Wasteland AKA The Slasher Movie Book is BACK! Like any good (or very, very bad) slasher movie villain, it's the book that just wouldn't die! Revised and updated (with 8 additional pages) bringing the history of the slasher movie right up to date. The Teenage Slasher Movie Book will be unleashed in October 2018. Preorder your copy through this site and help keep Hysteria Lives! online.


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Hysteria Lives! is 20 years old! In August 1998, I started the site as a love letter to classic (and not so classic) slasher movies. I'd been a fan of the subgenre since the early 1980s, when I was a kid. But it wasn't until the release of Wes Craven's SCREAM in 1996 that it emerged from its wilderness years. With the advent of available internet I decided to look back at the humble slasher. I was genuinely surprised that it hit a chord with so many. Whilst I may poke fun sometimes, I am first and foremost a fan. Thank you for the support of readers old and new. Below is a new review (there are many more to come!). If you enjoy the site, please consider a donation to keep Hysteria Lives! alive for a good few years yet! Donate now: https://paypal.me/hysterialives.

Latest reviews and updates:

DARKROOM (1989) (JA Kerswell) ** (20th anniversary review suggested by Bree Perry!)

LOVER'S LANE (1981): THE CURIOUS CASE OF CANNON'S LOST SLASHER

MOZART IS A MURDERER (1999/2002) (JA Kerswell) *** 1/2

BLIND DATE (1984) (JA Kerswell) **

NOTHING UNDERNEATH (1985) (JA Kerswell) ****

INTO THE DARKNESS (1986) (JA Kerswell) * 1/2

TRACKING (1986) (JA Kerswell) ** 1/2

BITS & PIECES (1985) (JA Kerswell) **

NIGHTMARE BEACH (1989) (JA Kerswell) ***

POSSESSION: UNTIL DEATH DO YOU PART (1987) (JA Kerswell) **

EDGE OF TERROR (1986) (JA Kerswell) ***

GROTESQUE (1988) (JA Kerswell) **

CLICK: THE CALENDAR GIRL KILLER (1990) (Amanda Reyes) ***

#HORROR (2015) (JA Kerswell) *** 1/2

HACK-O-LANTERN (1988) (Amanda Reyes) ***

HANGING HEART (1983) (JA Kerswell) *

HOLLYWOOD'S NEW BLOOD (1988) (JA Kerswell) * 1/2

THE UNNAMABLE (1988) (Amanda Reyes) *** 1/2

FANTASIES (1982) (JA Kerswell) ** 1/2

DESTROYER (1988) (JA Kerswell) **

MR WRONG (1984) (JA Kerswell) ** 1/2

MADHOUSE (1974) (JA Kerswell) *** 1/2

WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (1979) (JA Kerswell) *** 1/2

MARILOUISE MICHEL INTERVIEW (THE LAST SLUMBER PARTY) (with Nathan Johnson)

CODA (1987,Australia) (JA Kerswell) ****

FERD SEBASTIAN INTERVIEW (with JA Kerswell)

IT FOLLOWS (2015,US) (JA Kerswell) *****

THE CENTERFOLD GIRLS (1974,US) (JA Kerswell) ****

WICKED, WICKED (1973,US) (JA Kerswell) ** 1/2

THE HOUSE OF THE YELLOW CARPET (1983,Italy) (JA Kerswell) ****

BESERKER (1987,US) (JA Kerswell) ** 1/2

THE NIGHT BEFORE EASTER (2014,US) (JA Kerswell) ***

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT (2002,France) (JA Kerswell) *** 1/2

DEADLY MANOR (1990,Spain/US) (JA Kerswell) **

THE CAT IN HEAT (1972,Italy) (JA Kerswell) ***

VARSITY BLOOD (2014,US) (JA Kerswell) *** 1/2

SUSPIRIA (1977,Italy) (Iain Todd) *****

TIME WALKER (1982,US) (JA Kerswell) ***

Check out the full list of reviews:

Psycho-a-go-go [1927-1977]
Overkill [1978-1984]
Post-modern murder [1985 - on]

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