Were violent horror movies like Saw and Hostel a reflection of post-9/11 trauma? Or was something else responsible for these brutal films? This study reveals the secret history of how the DVD market changed horror movies and film ratings. These changes made way for horror films like those by the 'Splat Pack', a group of directors including Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, and James Wan. This book re-examines the history of the American horror film from a business perspective and explores how DVD influenced the production of American horror films during the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Selling the Splat Pack
Edinburgh University Press
The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film