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Blood Sucking Freak (Coming Soon)

The Life and Films of the Incredible Joel M. Reed

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For fans of old Times Square and midnight, cult, horror, and exploitation movies.

Pub: 7th August 2018

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New York City, 1976. Newspaper ads across Manhattan dare the denizens of Times Square to see a morbid little movie called The Incredible Torture Show.

The film is yanked from theaters before it finds its audience.

Years later it is retitled Blood Sucking Freaks and hits pay dirt, playing to shocked and sickened crowds, and becoming a perverse cult classic. Its writer and director is Joel M. Reed.

Like his films, the life of Joel M. Reed is a crazy cocktail of New York satire and sleaze, commencing with swanky supper clubs and cocktail lounges in the 1950s, before hitting the decrepit grindhouses of the 1970s.

Using Reed and Blood Sucking Freaks as its cornerstone, this book — twenty years in the making — is a dirty snapshot of the last gasp of Times Square as AIDS, crack cocaine, and anti-pornography laws strike their final blow. Strap yourself in for an unforgettable journey.

It’s a goddamned masterpiece. Truly. I am floored.Mike McPadden, author Heavy Metal Movies
Looking forward to this as one of THE books of the year.Stephen R. Bissette, comic book artist, Swamp Thing

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Weight 600 g
Dimensions 129 x 20 x 198 mm
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Book ISBN 978-1-909394-52-0
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