Are You In The House Alone?

A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999

Author: World Headpress
Pages: 342
Language: English
Publication date: 01/06/2017
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When the Movie of the Week ruled the airwaves!
Are You In The House Alone?, edited by Amanda Reyes.

Beginning in the 1960s through its heyday in the 1970s and beyond, the telefilm remains an important cultural artefact masquerading as disposable entertainment. Made specifically for the small screen, within the tight constraints of broadcasting standards, what these humble movies lacked in budget and star appeal, they made up for in other ways. Often they served as an introduction to genre films, particularly horror, mirroring their theatrical counterparts with a focus on sinister cults, women in prison, haunted houses and even animals in revolt. They were also a place to address serious contemporary issues—drugs, prostitution, sexual violence and justice—albeit in a cosy domestic environment.
Production of telefilms continues to this day, but their significance within the history of mass media remains under-discussed. Are You in the House Alone? seeks to address this imbalance in a series of reviews and essays by fans and critics alike. It looks at many of the films, the networks and names behind them, and also specific genres—everything from Stephen King adaptations to superheroes to true-life dramas. So, kickback and crack open the TV guide once more for the event that is the Movie of the Week!



Amanda Reyes is a freelance writer and podcaster who focuses on the made for television movie genre, with her blog Made for TV Mayhem and its companion podcast. She currently lives in Austin, TX.



Martyn Bamber, Daniel Budnik, David Ray Carter, Jean-Paul Coillard, Tom Crites, DF Dresden, Rich Flannagan, Paul Freitag-Fey, Lee Gambin, Todd Garbarini, John Harrison, Kier-La Janisse, Kevin Hilton, David Kerekes, Chris Mikul, Amanda Reyes, Thomas Scalzo, Virginie Sélavy, Julian Upton, Lance Vaughan, Jennifer Wallis
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Headpress is a UK based book publisher established in 1991, specialising in pop culture.

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