Crimson Orgy

Crimson Orgy Grindhouse director Sheldon Meyer is cultivating an obsession He has just one hellish week to shoot Crimson Orgy seventy six minutes of mayhem destined to become the world s most notorious cult movie

  • Title: Crimson Orgy
  • Author: Austin Williams
  • ISBN: 9781880325810
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • Grindhouse director Sheldon Meyer is cultivating an obsession He has just one hellish week to shoot Crimson Orgy, seventy six minutes of mayhem destined to become the world s most notorious cult movie and just maybe the first true snuff film ever made Struggling to cope with a reluctant starlet, a booze ravaged leading man, a backwoods cop bent on revenge, a mutinGrindhouse director Sheldon Meyer is cultivating an obsession He has just one hellish week to shoot Crimson Orgy, seventy six minutes of mayhem destined to become the world s most notorious cult movie and just maybe the first true snuff film ever made Struggling to cope with a reluctant starlet, a booze ravaged leading man, a backwoods cop bent on revenge, a mutinous crew, a devastating hurricane, and his own inner demons, Meyer relentlessly pursues a vision of unrivaled box office horror He gets what he s after, but at a price no one could imagine

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    1. Well-developed and utterly believable look at the making of an exploitation film in South Florida during the mid-1960s.I loved the references to Herschell Gordon Lewis and his early films, plus the quick snippets of fandom. In other words, this could easily be a real film with a real cult following and swirls of gorey rumors. Its a great blend of reality and fiction.The characters follow certain types and don't really do anything unexpected, but they are pretty solid and there's a great sense of [...]

    2. Austin Williams, Crimson Orgy (Borderlands Press, 2008)Crimson Orgy is not, most likely, a book that's going to resonate with everyone. You have to be a fan of a certain stripe of exploitation film to really get everything out of it that was intended, I believe. (I could be wrong. I'd certainly like to be, because this book deserves the widest audience possible.) But whether you completely grok Williams' love affair with exploitation films may be beside the point; Crimson Orgy is a good read non [...]

    3. I think a book like this would appeal especially to fans of Hershell Gordon Lewis era gore films. The story follows the events of a movie crew in a hickwater town in Florida in 1965, attempting to cash on on the drive-in movie gore fad. What happens on the set leads to the death of more than one person. Not a horror novel, but a novel about the making of a cheap exploitation grindhouse movie, that eventually goes snuff. I liked it. You might also.

    4. GOOD GOD!I feel as though I just came careening around a sharp corner in an unmarked white van and went SPLAT against a brick wall. This wasn't good, this was better than good can be. This was pure EVIL, pure sleaze, unadulterated, RAW, gritty, witty, satirical, and terrifying. This felt as though a hurricane rained hell down upon you and turned everything in your normal world upside down. I never include a summary of a book within my review, and I tend not to read too much summary before I dive [...]

    5. Let's start off with a couple of things. Well one thing. A really vastly important thing that I personally feel you need to know: this is not a horror novel. See that blurb that says something about "maybe the first true 'snuff film' ever made" near the bit about opening "up a ultra-violent slice of American pop culture"? Ignore it. Mostly. Because this is not a horror novel. This is a novel about the making of a [fictional] horror movie, one that became infamous due to an on-site accident, the [...]

    6. I enjoyed CRIMSON ORGY. It was a bit of a slow burn to start but it kept me interested and engaged until the very end. The slow burn could probably also be attributed to setting the scene and mood; the book is based in 1965.The book starts by discussing Crimson Orgy, a cult classic film based largely on the cursed production and possible snuff film aspect. The film was never truly released but had a couple different cuts leaked out to the public. Events then time shift to 1965 and focus on Shel [...]

    7. A trashy little novel (in a good sense). It's unlike a lot of what I've been reading lately, but in my sphere of interest.As the synopsis says, this fictional novel sets out to tell the true story behind what happened in 1965 during the one week shooting schedule of a notorious, and now lost, gore film called CRIMSON ORGY - notorious because someone ended up dead, a hurricane struck the small town half-way through filming, the film was never completed and many people were injured (either physica [...]

    8. I wanted to like this book, I really did. I kept on running into it while reading reviews from some random favorite reviewers on but in the end the cover was pretty much the most exciting thing about this book, I don't even know why the word "orgy" was used because seems more like an enticing lure to get people to read it but in the end I failed to deliver for me. The writing felt a bit stiff and too realistic, it didn't read like a book, it felt more like a typed out screen play with some dry [...]

    9. So I'm walking out of the library one afternoon and I see a book on a shelf titled, "Crimson Orgy." The title obviously caught my attention and intrigued me. What could this book possibly be about? My first instinct was a detective-type thriller.I meant to look the title up when I got home, but me being me, I quickly forgot. The next time I was at the library, likely a few days later, I remembered the book and read the description on the back. It sounded vaguely interesting, but not especially c [...]

    10. (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)The first novel of a film scholar who has also written a nonfiction book on the same subject, Crimson Orgy is Austin Williams' loving ode to Miami, Florida's exploitation film industry of the 1960s, which he claims is the actual birthplace of the ultra-violent slasher flicks that have become such a mainstream [...]

    11. Great premise. Fans of exploitation movies circa the 1960s and HG Lewis will be interested in this. Howeveruse he whole premise showed SO much potential, I must say I was pretty pissed once I finshed the book. I do not think that the author really took advantage of the material. That being said, I think if you are interested in exploitation film-making in the 1960s you'll like this book. I gave it 3 stars because the author obviously loves the subject and did research before writing it. I just w [...]

    12. This book had an interesting setting, but compared to other books, it came across much like the title movie would have 40 years ago. No suspense, little action and a lousy ending.

    13. As a fan of 60s exploitation flicks (and Eurotika!), I enjoyed this story about a group of very-low-budget filmmakers in the depths of Florida, creating a drive-in masterpiece called “Crimson Orgy”. The characters and location were well defined, there were a lot of nods to real life people and films of the period and it read quickly and easily. My only problem was with the write-ups - in the spirit of this genre, they played up the idea that the film “just maybe the first true ‘snuff’ [...]

    14. I really enjoyed this book. It was a good fast paced fictional account of the making of an exploitation film. I always like reading about the making of small/no budget films, and I thought the author nailed it in this story. All the characters felt realistic, with the stresses of trying to complete the film and in their interactions with each other. Final note: I was a recipient of this book for free from GoodReads.

    15. This book kept my interest, but I guess I was waiting for it to *pop*, to really suck me into the storyline, which it never did. It was a good read that flowed well, so I will continue to read this author's works.

    16. Amazing book! Relentless suspense, vivid atmosphere, engaging characters, just a bit of sly humor and plenty of jolting plot turns. The best novel I've read in quite a while.

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