Section I: The Exploitation Independents
The development and history of American exploitation films during their heyday period of the 1970s and early 1980s.
Section II: Essays on Films and Filmmakers
ch.Dirty Games in Hollywood
The Career of James Bryan
+ ch.1 addendum: The Frozen Scream Is a Clean Machine
Renee Harmon interviewed
ch.2 The Fiend from Prime-Time
John Peyser on The Centerfold Girls
ch.3 Carolina on My Mind
The Films of Frederick Friedel
ch.4 It Came from New Jersey!
Douglas McKeown on The Deadly Spawn
ch.5 Let's Play Nasty
The Films of Don Jones
+ ch.5 addendum: A Visit from Gary Kent
ch.6 Louisiana Screamin'
James L. Wilson and Richard Wadsack on Screams of a Winter Night
ch.7 Satan Was an Acid-Head!
The Career of David Durston
+ sidebar: The Devil Is a Dancer - A Tribute to Bhaskar
ch.8 Don't Make Me Do Anything Bad, Mother...
Joseph Ellison on Don't Go in the House
ch.9 If You Go Down in the Caves Today
Mark Sawicki & Chris Huntley on the making of The Strangeness
ch.10 The Vigilante of 42nd Street
Robert Endelson on Fight For Your Life
+ sidebar: Straw Weisman - Kane Creator
ch.11 The Living Dead at the All-Night Mall
Willard Huyck & Gloria Katz on the making of Messiah of Evil
+ sidebar: Morgan Fisher on Messiah of Evil
ch.12 Hollywood After Dark
The Films of John Hayes
ch.13 What Really Happened to Tony Vorno's Victims?
Daniel DiSomma on Victims
ch.14 If At Fist You Don't Succeed...
The Films of Tony Malanowski
Marc B. Ray on Scream Bloody Murder
ch.16 Growing Pains
John Ballard on the making of Friday the 13th: The Orphan with contributions from Sidney Ann Mackenzie
ch.17 Blood Relations
The Films of Irv & Wayne Berwick
ch.18 Mind Before Matter
Robert Allen Schnitzer on The Premonition
ch.19 Spawn of Venice Beach
Stephen Traxler on Slithis
ch.20 Beyond the Black Room
The Films of Norman Thaddeus Vane
ch.21 Raising The Child
Robert Voskanian & Robert Dadashian
ch.22 Who's the Ghostest with the Mostest?
The Films of Frederic Hobbs
ch.23 To Sleep, Perchance to Scream
George Barry on Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
Section III: Reviews
A further 118 American exploitation movies made between 1970 and 1985, from The Alchemist to The Witch Who Came from the Sea
Section IV: Appendices and Index
i. An Exploitation Independent Checklist: Horror, 1970-1985