Live Multimedia Talk/Book Launch Event!
Film critic Michael Gingold has been writing about genre cinema for over 30 years. Growing up in New York in the 1980s, his obsession with horror movies led him to taking his scissors to local newspapers to cut out and collect ads for just about everything he came across. Mainstream, indie, arthouse, grindhouse, you name it. Published by 1984 Publishing and presented by Rue Morgue, AD NAUSEAM: NEWSPRINT NIGHTMARES FROM THE 1980S is a year-by-year deep dive into the critic’s collection. Within its pages, you'll see rare alternate art for GREMLINS, CHILD'S PLAY, THE BLOB remake and entries in the FRIDAY THE 13TH and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchises. You'll be taken back to the era of the double bill, with notices for ALIENS and THE FLY, DRIVE-IN MASSACRE and DRILLER KILLER, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and THE THREE STOOGES (?!). You'll revel in oddities including PSYCHO FROM TEXAS, DRACULA BLOWS HIS COOL, BLOOD HOOK and ZOMBIE ISLAND MASSACRE. And you'll laugh at misleading campaigns for CHOPPING MALL, THE TOXIC AVENGER and more than one Lucio Fulci film. For this special Fantasia book launch event, Michael Gingold will be conducting a slideshow talk illustrated with highlights from his collection, with personal recollections and commentary.