Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Tuesday, 06 December 2011 00:00
If you haven't checked out our Christmas Gift Guide (US) yet, here's something you missed. Dark Stars Rising made our list of recommended gifts, but as a bonus, if you buy Dark Stars Rising directly from Headpress, you get Trashfiend free! That's two books for the price of one! Plus, to make it even better, shipping is only going to run you $2.95. So for about $30, you get two unique books shipped to your house while supporting independent publishers and you'll end up looking like Super Santa Clause at Christmas. Hell of a deal.
Dark Stars Rising:
Dark Stars Rising is a collection of 27 candid interviews spanning 24 years with unique and free-thinking artists, from America to Austria, and beyond. Working in different media, countries, constraints, and freedoms, the vortex here is created by New York film writer Shade Rupe, known for his avant interests and the cultural realm he inhabits with his Funeral Party books. Everyone in this collection has produced artifacts that affect the heart, mind, soul, and future.
The smaller half of Penn & Teller ends the silence for a lengthy discussion of magic and falsehoods, Divine opens the closet for his transition to playing male roles, Crispin Glover discusses his love for the films of Fassbinder and other greats, Faster Pussycat! Kill, Kill!’s Tura Satana tells it like it is from burlesque shows to Hollywood, Alejandro Jodorowsky showers cinema lovers with psychomagic, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge lays down the gauntlet with his creations Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and much much more.
A visually stunning package, DARK STARS RISING contains over 500 photographs and illustrations, many of them rare and hitherto unseen.
Eight color plates and a selection of choice reviews rounds out this amazing book.
Check out the HorrorTalk review of Dark Stars Rising.
A loving look at “disposable” horror culture from the 1960s and 1970s.
Over two glorious decades the horror film waged war on good taste, exploiting every taboo and bursting every envelope along the way. Trashfiend is the definitive guide to the chaotic, creative and endlessly entertaining golden age of horror cinema. Scott Stine (author of The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films series) shines a fond but satiric light on everything from low budget horror films to grisly comic art, lurid movie magazines to late-night creature features, campy monster toys to exploitive poster art.
Packed with reviews, trivia, interviews, anecdotes and rare illustrations, and written with witty and insightful flair, Trashfiend will fascinate aficianados, nostalgists and cinema lovers of every stripe for a fun, energetic and critical look at this beloved genre.
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