Aesthetic Deviations: A Critical View of American Shot-On-Video Horror, 1984-1994 (Paperback)

Aesthetic Deviations: A Critical View of American Shot-On-Video Horror, 1984-1994 By Vincent A. Albarano Cover Image

Aesthetic Deviations: A Critical View of American Shot-On-Video Horror, 1984-1994 (Paperback)

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Long considered the dead-end of genre cinema, Shot-On-Video (SOV) horror finally gets its due as a serious filmmaking practice.

Using classic fanzines, promotional materials, and especially the theories of several important film scholars, Vincent Albarano brings SOV horror into critical focus for the first time in print. Prior to this moment, Video Violence, Twisted Issues, Alien Beasts, and more have never been mentioned in the same breath as Andr Bazin and Siegfried Kracauer, despite their common ground.

AESTHETIC DEVIATIONS delves deep into several of the most famous SOV horror titles to give credit for their unique and singular contributions to independent genre cinema. Informed equally by a fan's passion and the studied approaches of scholarly analysis, Albarano offers the first-ever detailed examination of the SOV horror cycle, proving that this strain of amateur filmmaking is deserving of proper appraisal. Sure to enlighten and provoke thought among fans and converts to the unique charms of SOV cinema, as well as inspire newcomers, Albarano's book proves an invaluable resource for a neglected area of cinematic inquiry.
Product Details ISBN: 9781915316233
ISBN-10: 1915316235
Publisher: Headpress
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2023
Pages: 196
Language: English