By the Numbers: Roberta Findlay and the Modern American Horror Film

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Roberta Findlay’s association with horror cinema rarely extends beyond Snuff (1976, dir. Michael Findlay): the infamous Manson-inspired exploitation film which, in its promotional ballyhoo, falsely purported to depict the genuine murder of its lead actress. Protests that were sparked in New York City upon the film’s theatrical release, followed by its banning as a “video nasty” in Britain in the early 1980s, has helped transform an otherwise run-of-the-mill exploitation film into an exemplar of boundary-pushing horror cinema.¹
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReFocus
Subtitle of host publicationThe Films of Roberta Findlay
EditorsPeter Alilunas, Whitney Strub
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781474497497, 9781474497480
ISBN (Print)9781474497466
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameReFocus: The American Directors Series
PublisherEdinburgh University Press

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