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From Beneficent Elderly to Vile M’others Familial Relations and Cannibalism in Troma’s Rabid Grannies (1988)

WEBLEY, Stephen (2018) From Beneficent Elderly to Vile M’others Familial Relations and Cannibalism in Troma’s Rabid Grannies (1988). In: Elder Horror: Essays on Film's Frightening Images of Aging. McFarland, USA, pp. 46-56. ISBN 978-1476675374

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In 1988 Troma Entertainment released an obscure Belgian horror film titled Rabid
Grannies. A natural choice for a company already well known for releasing independent
films that blended the ridiculous with underlying social commentary, it was an instant
success. Troma aficionados enthusiastically celebrated the film’s adolescent combination
of wit, gore, and familial subject matter, while it topped the list of “video-nasties” in the
UK and Canada. Initially banned in those nations and pilloried by the mainstream media
globally, it remains notorious to this day.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Film, Media and Journalism
Depositing User: Stephen WEBLEY
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 10:05
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 14:44
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5784

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