Bad Blood: An Illustrated History of Psycho Cinema
London, Creation Books. 2002, First English Edition. (ISBN: 1840680253) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ever wondered if there is a real life 'Hannibal Lecter' out there? What about Natural Born Killers Micky and Mallory? Or female psychopaths, one who was the inspiration behind 'Bunny Boiler' Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction? Or whether the New Zealand 'Mother Murderer' realises that her true story would provide the launch pad for the high profile career of Kate Winslett in Heavenly Creatures. These are just a few of the questions explored and answered in the latest, and arguably the most fascinating addition to the Creation Cinema Collection: Bad Blood: A History of Psycho Cinema. In this heady mixture of true crime and cinema, author Christian Fuchs reveals how 20th century history is not only full of psychopathic outsiders, such as Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Charles Manson to name but a few, but that this macabre collection of serial killers, mass-murderers, killer couples, human cannibals actually directly inspired movie directors to produce some of the biggest grossing movies of all time. Bad Blood examines the case histories of these real-life killers, and in every instance presents their onscreen counterparts and details of the films in question such as Badlands, American Psycho, Bonnie & Clyde, Fatal Attraction, Hannibal, Kalifornia, Natural Born Killers, New York Ripper and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Illustrated throughout with both true crime photos and film stills, Bad Blood also delves into the controversial realm of life imitating art, those allegedly inspired to murder after exposure to movies. This is a trip into not only the darkest recesses of human existence, but also one of the most exciting and disturbing zones of cinema. An essential read. 'Serial killers and murderers have always held a fascination for cinema-goers, and this illustrated guide to psycho cinema explores their murky deeds, comparing real-life killers with the on-screen counterparts they inspired. Among the psychos investigated are Ed Gein, David Berkowitz and Martha Beck whose blood-spattered crimes inspired Psycho, Summer of Sam and The Honeymoon Killers respectively. Every film you'd hope to find is in here. Well researched and with plenty to fascinate, this has all the allure of a car crash, you don't want to look, but you just can't help it.' - Film Review. Some minor knocks and creases. Very Good.
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Keywords: Film Cinema Screen Movies Hollywood Sociology Entertainment Horror Gothic Fantasy Crime Criminology Social History Serial Killers Ed Gein Jeffrey Dahmer John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy Charles Manson Murder Homicide Alfred Hitchcock Sex Crimes Sexuality Sexolog