Butcher Knives & Body Counts

a few months ago, an essay i wrote about my childhood experience with THE PROWLER was accepted into the slasher film anthology BUTCHER KNIVES & BODY COUNTS, published by DARK SCRIBE PRESS. the collection should see print this fall, and looks to be a ridiculously in-depth study of the slasher genre with contributions from over 70 authors, covering more than 80 films released between 1932 and 2009. the book will not see print for several months, but the cover was completed recently, which you can see below. for those interested (and if you’re reading this site, i’d wager you will be) i’ve also included the most current list of contributors and films the book covers, although i would suspect that list is subject to change until everything is finalized.

Films Covered:

  • Thirteen Women (1932)
  • Terror Aboard (1933)
  • The Ninth Guest (1934)
  • And Then There Were None (1945)
  • Peeping Tom (1960)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Blood and Black Lace (1964)
  • Corruption (1967)
  • The Fiend (1971)
  • Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971)
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
  • The Last House on the Left (1972)
  • Theater of Blood (1973)
  • Black Christmas (1974)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • Deep Red (1975)
  • Schizo(1976)
  • Assault! Jack the Ripper (1976)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
  • Suspiria (1977)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Savage Weekend (1979)
  • Inferno (1980)
  • Mother’s Day (1980)
  • Maniac (1980)
  • Don’t Go in the House (1980)
  • He Knows You’re Alone (1980)
  • Prom Night (1980)
  • Terror Train (1980)
  • Motel Hell (1980)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981)
  • Nightmare (1981)
  • The Prowler (1981)
  • Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
  • The Burning (1981)
  • The Funhouse (1981)
  • Night School (1981)
  • Hell Night (1981)
  • Halloween II (1981)
  • The Fan (1981)
  • Visiting Hours (1982)
  • Humongous (1982)
  • Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
  • Curtains (1983)
  • Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  • The House on Sorority Row (1983)
  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1983)
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
  • The Hitcher (1986)
  • April Fool’s Day (1986)
  • Opera (1987)
  • Blood Diner (1987)
  • Stagefright (1987)
  • Intruder (1989)
  • Candyman (1992)
  • Dr. Giggles (1992)
  • The Untold Story (1993)
  • Scream (1996)
  • Urban Legend (1998)
  • Psycho (1998)
  • American Psycho (2000)
  • Valentine (2001)
  • Session 9 (2001)
  • House of 1,000 Corpses (2003)
  • Saw (2004)
  • Hellbent (2004)
  • Hostel (2005)
  • Wolf Creek (2005)
  • Hatchet (2006)
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
  • Halloween (2007)
  • Sweeney Todd (2007)
  • Prom Night (2008)
  • My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)
  • The Hills Run Red (2009)

Contributors:

  • Anthony Timpone
  • Don D’Auria
  • Harley Jane Kozak
  • Kim Paffenroth
  • Bryan Norton
  • R.B. Payne
  • Scott Bradley
  • Nate Southard
  • Michael Louis Calvillo
  • Mark Onspaugh
  • Jason Walters
  • Lucien Soulban
  • Martel Sardina
  • R.B. Payne
  • Shawn Rutledge
  • John W. Morehead
  • Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Carl Hose
  • Michael Hacker
  • Jason V. Brock
  • Michael Potts
  • Tory Lowe
  • Adam Nakama
  • Stacie Ponder
  • Jason S. Ridler
  • J.C. Hay
  • Dominic McDonagh
  • Paul Milliken
  • Jeff Allard
  • Amanda Reyes
  • John Michael
  • Mike Petrucelli
  • Ross Horsley
  • Corey Lafferty
  • John Chandler
  • Camille Alexa
  • S. Michael Wilson
  • H. F. Gibbard
  • Michael G. Cornelius
  • Andrew J. Wilson
  • Adam Rockoff
  • Adam Green
  • Jack Ketchum
  • Lee Thomas
  • Stephen Graham Jones
  • John Skipp
  • Cody Goodfellow
  • Jeff Strand
  • Gregory Lamberson
  • Lisa Morton
  • James Lowder
  • Peter Tennant
  • Gary McMahon
  • John Llewellyn Probert
  • Lynne Hansen
  • Mike McCarty
  • Garry Charles
  • Paul Milliken
  • JG Faherty
  • Richard Dansky
  • Connie Corcoran-Wilson
  • Dustin La Valley
  • CJ Lines
  • Mike Bracken
  • Lance Vaughan
  • Jude Wright
  • David L. Tamarin
  • Nick Cato
  • Amanda Bumgarner
  • Stephen Bacon
  • Joe Nazare
  • Rachel Kendall
  • Aliya Whiteley
  • Johnny Kalangis
  • Jesse Baget

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