Are you in the house alone? : growing up with gargoyles, giant turtles, Valerie Harper, the Cold War, Stephen King & co-ed call girls : a TV movie compendium 1964-1999 / edited by Amanda Reyes.
ISBN: 1-909394-44-0 978-1-909394-44-5
Omfång: 337 sidor : illustrationer ; 24 cm
"Beginning in the 1960s through its heyday in the 1970s and beyond, the telefilm stands as an important cultural artefact masquerading as disposable entertainment. Made specifically for the small screen, within the tight constraints of broadcasting standards, what these humble movies lacked in budget and star appeal, they made up for in other ways. Often they served as an introduction to genre films, particularly horror, mirroring their theatrical counterparts with a focus on sinister cults, women in prison, haunted houses and even animals in revolt. They were also a place to address serious contemporary issues - drugs, prostitution, sexual violence and justice - albeit in a cosy domestic environment"--Back cover.