From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, Italian exploitation moviemakers produced the most vividly gory horror movies ever made -- using the recurring plot devices of Third World cannibalism or putrefied "zombie flesh eaters" returned from the dead. Eaten Alive! comprehensively tells the story of this outrageous period, setting it within its cultural and cinematic context. An illustrated, chronological film-by-film history, including contributions from such legendary figures of the horror genre as David J. Schow, author and screenwriter of The Crow, Herschell Gordon Lewis, the godfather of the gore movie and TV cult-movie presenter Mark Kermode. A good number of images, mostly b&w with 8-page color poster section.