John McCarty's Official Splatter Movie Guide HD "Challenge"

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  1. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    This book was my bible as a kid, even when I hadn't seen the films or didn't have access to them at the local VHS mom-and-pop, this was my intro to Argento, Fulci, and some of the deep cuts.

    https://www.amazon.com/Official-Splatter-Movie-Guide/dp/0312029586

    I found this link below and have been going through and re-watching all the ones available - here's the key, though (sorry DVD-Fan-9) - on Blu Ray (or HD).

    https://letterboxd.com/bigdaddywarbuxx/list/the-official-splatter-movie-guide-the-complete/

    What's amazing is how many have not made it to Blu Ray yet. I'm only through the mid-B's at this point, but it's pretty fun.
     
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    Now that sounds like a fun project. I have both Volume 1 & 2 of this guide and his original Splatter Movies book. All are pretty tough to find today. Tell me you don't own everyone that's been released on blu so far...LOL. ;)
     
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    Pretty close with the exception of a few recent releases. I'm slowly adding the ones I don't own, but have most that are available on Blu.

    I also have volume 2, though that one got a little lost in trying to bulk up the contents.
     
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    I have the 1981 Splatter Movies book that McCarty put out. Not sure why I didn't pick up the 1989 guide but it certainly is priced right for anyone who wants it. My favorite horror book from way back is Phil Hardy's Encyclopedia of Horror.

    https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia...TF8&qid=1487892195&sr=1-4&keywords=phil+hardy

    I also picked up his Encyclopedia of Science Fiction but the horror book was much more entertaining for me.
     
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    That's my all time favorite too. I found it in a reference section in the local library and quickly hunted down copies of both. The horror edition is better IMO, and I have two copies of it. The last update he Phil Hardy did was in the mid 90's. Would love to see a new edition.
     

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