Just in time for the holidays, the author of Analog Nightmares: The Shot On Video Horror Films of 1982-1995, Richard Mogg, is back with a new book titled Giftwrapped & Gutted: The Trashiest Christmas Horror Movies Ever Made, a 412-page book that collects over 200 Christmas horror films from the 1920's to present day!
"Giftwrapped & Gutted details how holiday thrillers became holiday horrors as old St. Nick went from jolly gift-giver to punishing ax slasher in the movies. Everything from shot-on-video splatter flicks to Hollywood blockbusters… from foreign Christmas nightmares to illegal copyright infringers – they’re all here. Killer Christmas Trees! Bloody Beheadings! Bow-tied Prostitutes! Slaughtered Teens! And of course, gore-filled stockings bursting with crazed flesh-eating critters. OVER 200 FILMS! All personally detailed and reviewed by the author Richard Mogg."
The book features memories and interviews with Tim Ritter (Hi-Death, Killing Spree), Mark Polonia (Splatter Farm, Feeders), Richard W. Haines (Class of Nuke 'Em High, Splatter University), Dave Castiglione (Bloody Creek, Sorority Slaughter), Phil Herman (Jacker, Burglar from Hell), Gary Whitson (Sleepover Massacre, Dungeon of Death), Mark Torgl (The Toxic Avenger), Jack Sholder (Alone in the Dark, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge) and many more!
Plus, the book features the exclusive behind-the-scenes story of the making of the upcoming feature film of the same name from W.A.V.E. Productions! A Santa Slasher like no other, the Giftwrapped & Gutted movie is Richard Mogg’s own take on the genre, directed by W.A.V.E.’s Gary Whitson and featuring a special sequence by the legendary Tim Ritter! Starring Scream Queens Debbie D, Melissa Cannavo-Marino, Laura Giglio, Shannon Stockin and Tina Krause!