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{"id":4932028137550,"title":"TEEN MOVIE HELL: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped!, by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden","handle":"teen-movie-hell-a-crucible-of-coming-of-age-comedies-from-animal-house-to-zapped-by-mike-mcbeardo-mcpadden","description":"\u003cdiv class=\"grid__item seven-twelfths portable--auto lap--auto palm--auto top-no-padding bottom-no-padding active\" data-style=\"\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“I heartily hurrah this hormonal hagiography.”—Patton Oswalt\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“This book is good for people who like teen movies. Teen movies are good for people who like gratuitous nudity. I \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eam\u003c\/em\u003e those people!”—Gilbert Gottfried, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUSA Up All Night\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“Awesome”—\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDangerous Minds\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"grid__item four-twelfths portable--auto lap--auto palm--auto top-no-padding bottom-no-padding active\" data-style=\"\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHere is your official \u003c\/em\u003eTeen Movie Hell \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003emixtape playlist\u003c\/em\u003e. \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCrank it carefully—and use it extremely unwisely! New tracks added weekly. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fluid-width-video-wrapper\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/videoseries?list=PL97kGKZ3stikUuws4GG41JMQbGDURxr2c\" name=\"fitvid0\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/videoseries?list=PL97kGKZ3stikUuws4GG41JMQbGDURxr2c\" frameborder=\"2\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"grid__item eleven-twelfth portable--auto lap--auto palm--auto top-no-padding bottom-no-padding active\" data-style=\"\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“This R-Rated Rosetta Stone of celluloid abandon is a must-read for multiple generations of once-and-forever kids…a complete classic, written with all the enthusiasm of a Saturday night slamdance.”—Allan Arkush, director of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eRock ‘n’ Roll High School\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“They all served a purpose, even the raunchy ones were fun sometimes. It was art. It was creativity—the good, the bad, the ugly, the raunchy.”—E. G. Daily\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• ISBN 978-1-935950-23-3\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• Densely illustrated 360 pages of hundreds of film reviews, heavily opinionated commentary, and archival unseen illustrations.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• Features contributions by Eddie Deezen (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eGrease, Midnight Madness, Zapped!\u003c\/em\u003e), Kat Ellinger (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDiabolique), \u003c\/em\u003eWendy McClure (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Wilder Life\u003c\/em\u003e), Katie Rife (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Onion AV Club\u003c\/em\u003e), Samm Deighan (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDiabolique\u003c\/em\u003e), and Kier-La Janisse (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHouse of Psychotic Women\u003c\/em\u003e), plus guest reviews by Lisa Carver (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eRollerderby\u003c\/em\u003e), Heather Drain (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVideo Watchdog\u003c\/em\u003e), Christina Ward (Feral House), Rachel McPadden, and Liz Mason (Quimby’s).\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• New from monstrous maestro Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, the author of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.heavymetalmovies.com\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"http:\/\/www.heavymetalmovies.com\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eHEAVY METAL MOVIES: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos \u0026amp; Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big-Scream Films Ever! \u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBorn in the drive-in theater backseats of the 1970s, the demonic visions of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTeen Movie Hell\u003c\/em\u003e fueled the VCR, cable TV, and shopping mall multiplex booms of the 1980s before collapsing in the 1990s in a pixelated pile of cable dissipation and Internet indulgences. Between George Lucas’s \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAmerican Graffiti\u003c\/em\u003e in 1973 and Richard Linklater’s \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDazed and Confused\u003c\/em\u003etwenty years later, lust-driven laugh riots on the order of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAnimal House\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePorky’s\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFast Times at Ridgemont High\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eRevenge of the Nerds\u003c\/em\u003e boomed at the box office and conquered pop culture by celebrating adolescent misbehavior run amok\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePuberty-powered comedy classics including \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMeatballs\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCaddyshack\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eValley Girl\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Last American Virgin\u003c\/em\u003e fused hormonal overloads with anti-authority abandon and below-the-belt slapstick to create a genre that also unleashed the anarchic, sex-mad likes of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Swinging Cheerleaders\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eH.O.T.S.\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHardbodies\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePrivate School\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eJoysticks\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSpring Break\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eZapped!\u003c\/em\u003e—as well as the mainstream variations \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSixteen Candles\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Breakfast Club\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFerris Bueller’s Day Off\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePretty in Pink\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAll-seeing author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHeavy Metal Movies\u003c\/em\u003e) passes righteous judgment over the entire genre, one boobs-and-boner opus at a time. In more than 350 reviews and sidebars, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTeen Movie Hell\u003c\/em\u003e lays the crucible of coming-of-age comedies bare, from party-hearty farces such as \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Pom-Pom Girls\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUp the Creek\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFraternity Vacation\u003c\/em\u003e to the extreme insanity exploding all over \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eKing Frat\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eScrewballs\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Party Animal\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSurf II: The End of the Trilogy\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTap the keg, tailor your toga, and belly flop hard into the exploitation inferno of bikinis beaches, locker rooms, summer camps, study halls, wayward teachers, cool camp counselors, wet-T-shirts, custom vans, sexy ESP, shower peepholes, and other overlooked penal code violations!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“Prepare to be transported back to a carefree era of flagrant boners, panty raids, shower snooping, binge drinking, and that first awkward backseat grope session. Is there any genre more disrespected and misunderstood than the teen sex comedy? Thank God for this book!”— Robin Bougie; \u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCinema Sewer\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“McPadden’s nostalgia-fueled masterpiece is a VHS-scented whirlwind of virgin angst and pizza parties. If only this book had existed in the actual ’80s, the world wouldn’t be the toilet it is today.”— Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly, co-authors of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDestroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“This book captures everything I loved about all of those sexy and scandalous teen flicks I snuck downstairs to watch when my parents thought I was sleeping. 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Teen movies are good for people who like gratuitous nudity. I \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eam\u003c\/em\u003e those people!”—Gilbert Gottfried, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUSA Up All Night\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“Awesome”—\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDangerous Minds\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"grid__item four-twelfths portable--auto lap--auto palm--auto top-no-padding bottom-no-padding active\" data-style=\"\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHere is your official \u003c\/em\u003eTeen Movie Hell \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003emixtape playlist\u003c\/em\u003e. \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCrank it carefully—and use it extremely unwisely! New tracks added weekly. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fluid-width-video-wrapper\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/videoseries?list=PL97kGKZ3stikUuws4GG41JMQbGDURxr2c\" name=\"fitvid0\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/videoseries?list=PL97kGKZ3stikUuws4GG41JMQbGDURxr2c\" frameborder=\"2\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"grid__item eleven-twelfth portable--auto lap--auto palm--auto top-no-padding bottom-no-padding active\" data-style=\"\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“This R-Rated Rosetta Stone of celluloid abandon is a must-read for multiple generations of once-and-forever kids…a complete classic, written with all the enthusiasm of a Saturday night slamdance.”—Allan Arkush, director of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eRock ‘n’ Roll High School\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“They all served a purpose, even the raunchy ones were fun sometimes. It was art. It was creativity—the good, the bad, the ugly, the raunchy.”—E. G. Daily\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• ISBN 978-1-935950-23-3\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• Densely illustrated 360 pages of hundreds of film reviews, heavily opinionated commentary, and archival unseen illustrations.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• Features contributions by Eddie Deezen (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eGrease, Midnight Madness, Zapped!\u003c\/em\u003e), Kat Ellinger (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDiabolique), \u003c\/em\u003eWendy McClure (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Wilder Life\u003c\/em\u003e), Katie Rife (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Onion AV Club\u003c\/em\u003e), Samm Deighan (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDiabolique\u003c\/em\u003e), and Kier-La Janisse (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHouse of Psychotic Women\u003c\/em\u003e), plus guest reviews by Lisa Carver (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eRollerderby\u003c\/em\u003e), Heather Drain (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVideo Watchdog\u003c\/em\u003e), Christina Ward (Feral House), Rachel McPadden, and Liz Mason (Quimby’s).\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• New from monstrous maestro Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, the author of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.heavymetalmovies.com\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"http:\/\/www.heavymetalmovies.com\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eHEAVY METAL MOVIES: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos \u0026amp; Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big-Scream Films Ever! \u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBorn in the drive-in theater backseats of the 1970s, the demonic visions of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTeen Movie Hell\u003c\/em\u003e fueled the VCR, cable TV, and shopping mall multiplex booms of the 1980s before collapsing in the 1990s in a pixelated pile of cable dissipation and Internet indulgences. Between George Lucas’s \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAmerican Graffiti\u003c\/em\u003e in 1973 and Richard Linklater’s \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDazed and Confused\u003c\/em\u003etwenty years later, lust-driven laugh riots on the order of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAnimal House\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePorky’s\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFast Times at Ridgemont High\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eRevenge of the Nerds\u003c\/em\u003e boomed at the box office and conquered pop culture by celebrating adolescent misbehavior run amok\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePuberty-powered comedy classics including \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMeatballs\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCaddyshack\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eValley Girl\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Last American Virgin\u003c\/em\u003e fused hormonal overloads with anti-authority abandon and below-the-belt slapstick to create a genre that also unleashed the anarchic, sex-mad likes of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Swinging Cheerleaders\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eH.O.T.S.\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHardbodies\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePrivate School\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eJoysticks\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSpring Break\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eZapped!\u003c\/em\u003e—as well as the mainstream variations \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSixteen Candles\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Breakfast Club\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFerris Bueller’s Day Off\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePretty in Pink\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAll-seeing author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHeavy Metal Movies\u003c\/em\u003e) passes righteous judgment over the entire genre, one boobs-and-boner opus at a time. In more than 350 reviews and sidebars, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTeen Movie Hell\u003c\/em\u003e lays the crucible of coming-of-age comedies bare, from party-hearty farces such as \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Pom-Pom Girls\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUp the Creek\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFraternity Vacation\u003c\/em\u003e to the extreme insanity exploding all over \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eKing Frat\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eScrewballs\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Party Animal\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSurf II: The End of the Trilogy\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTap the keg, tailor your toga, and belly flop hard into the exploitation inferno of bikinis beaches, locker rooms, summer camps, study halls, wayward teachers, cool camp counselors, wet-T-shirts, custom vans, sexy ESP, shower peepholes, and other overlooked penal code violations!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“Prepare to be transported back to a carefree era of flagrant boners, panty raids, shower snooping, binge drinking, and that first awkward backseat grope session. Is there any genre more disrespected and misunderstood than the teen sex comedy? Thank God for this book!”— Robin Bougie; \u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCinema Sewer\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“McPadden’s nostalgia-fueled masterpiece is a VHS-scented whirlwind of virgin angst and pizza parties. If only this book had existed in the actual ’80s, the world wouldn’t be the toilet it is today.”— Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly, co-authors of \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDestroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“This book captures everything I loved about all of those sexy and scandalous teen flicks I snuck downstairs to watch when my parents thought I was sleeping. Sweetly nostalgic and playful, but also reflective and incredibly thoughtful, \u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTeen Movie Hell \u003c\/i\u003eis the book the world may need right now.”—Amanda Reyes, author of \u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAre You in the House Alone? A TV-Movie Compendium, 1964-1999\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

TEEN MOVIE HELL: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped!, by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

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“I heartily hurrah this hormonal hagiography.”—Patton Oswalt

“This book is good for people who like teen movies. Teen movies are good for people who like gratuitous nudity. I am those people!”—Gilbert Gottfried, USA Up All Night

“Awesome”—Dangerous Minds

Here is your official Teen Movie Hell mixtape playlist. Crank it carefully—and use it extremely unwisely! New tracks added weekly.

“This R-Rated Rosetta Stone of celluloid abandon is a must-read for multiple generations of once-and-forever kids…a complete classic, written with all the enthusiasm of a Saturday night slamdance.”—Allan Arkush, director of Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

“They all served a purpose, even the raunchy ones were fun sometimes. It was art. It was creativity—the good, the bad, the ugly, the raunchy.”—E. G. Daily

• ISBN 978-1-935950-23-3
• Densely illustrated 360 pages of hundreds of film reviews, heavily opinionated commentary, and archival unseen illustrations.
• Features contributions by Eddie Deezen (Grease, Midnight Madness, Zapped!), Kat Ellinger (Diabolique), Wendy McClure (The Wilder Life), Katie Rife (The Onion AV Club), Samm Deighan (Diabolique), and Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women), plus guest reviews by Lisa Carver (Rollerderby), Heather Drain (Video Watchdog), Christina Ward (Feral House), Rachel McPadden, and Liz Mason (Quimby’s).
• New from monstrous maestro Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, the author of HEAVY METAL MOVIES: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big-Scream Films Ever!

Born in the drive-in theater backseats of the 1970s, the demonic visions of Teen Movie Hell fueled the VCR, cable TV, and shopping mall multiplex booms of the 1980s before collapsing in the 1990s in a pixelated pile of cable dissipation and Internet indulgences. Between George Lucas’s American Graffiti in 1973 and Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confusedtwenty years later, lust-driven laugh riots on the order of Animal House, Porky’s, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Revenge of the Nerds boomed at the box office and conquered pop culture by celebrating adolescent misbehavior run amok

Puberty-powered comedy classics including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Valley Girl, and The Last American Virgin fused hormonal overloads with anti-authority abandon and below-the-belt slapstick to create a genre that also unleashed the anarchic, sex-mad likes of The Swinging Cheerleaders, H.O.T.S., Hardbodies, Private School, Joysticks, Spring Break, and Zapped!—as well as the mainstream variations Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Pretty in Pink.

All-seeing author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden (Heavy Metal Movies) passes righteous judgment over the entire genre, one boobs-and-boner opus at a time. In more than 350 reviews and sidebars, Teen Movie Hell lays the crucible of coming-of-age comedies bare, from party-hearty farces such as The Pom-Pom Girls, Up the Creek, and Fraternity Vacation to the extreme insanity exploding all over King Frat, Screwballs, The Party Animal, and Surf II: The End of the Trilogy.

Tap the keg, tailor your toga, and belly flop hard into the exploitation inferno of bikinis beaches, locker rooms, summer camps, study halls, wayward teachers, cool camp counselors, wet-T-shirts, custom vans, sexy ESP, shower peepholes, and other overlooked penal code violations!

“Prepare to be transported back to a carefree era of flagrant boners, panty raids, shower snooping, binge drinking, and that first awkward backseat grope session. Is there any genre more disrespected and misunderstood than the teen sex comedy? Thank God for this book!”— Robin Bougie; Cinema Sewer

“McPadden’s nostalgia-fueled masterpiece is a VHS-scented whirlwind of virgin angst and pizza parties. If only this book had existed in the actual ’80s, the world wouldn’t be the toilet it is today.”— Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly, co-authors of Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film

“This book captures everything I loved about all of those sexy and scandalous teen flicks I snuck downstairs to watch when my parents thought I was sleeping. Sweetly nostalgic and playful, but also reflective and incredibly thoughtful, Teen Movie Hell is the book the world may need right now.”—Amanda Reyes, author of Are You in the House Alone? A TV-Movie Compendium, 1964-1999

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