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The Style of SleazeThe American Exploitation Film, 1959-1977$
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Calum Waddell

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474409254

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409254.001.0001

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Cannibalising Tradition: Romero’s Zombies and a Blood Feast

Cannibalising Tradition: Romero’s Zombies and a Blood Feast

(p.110) 7. Cannibalising Tradition: Romero’s Zombies and a Blood Feast
The Style of Sleaze

Calum Waddell

Edinburgh University Press

For this chapter, ‘Blood Feast’ and George Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ are discussed as the genesis of the new wave of American horror cinema. Whilst the two are very different films, in terms of certain stylistic attributes, for instance their use of the close-up, they have more in common than previous studies have alluded. Five key tropes of the exploitation-horror film are also introduced and discussed.

Keywords:   Slasher, Zombie, Splatter, Gore, Low budget, Paracinema

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