American International released a tide of low-budget, sensationalistic films aimed at a young male audience, finding its greatest success in the horror genre. This is a comprehensive guide to AIP movies that are or have been available in home viewing formats such as DVD and VHS. A brief history of the company, which produced movies from the 1950s until the 1980s, is provided. Films are catalogued alphabetically and by decade, and representative films are analyzed in depth. AIP television and unfilmed projects are also covered, and numerous photographs complement the text.
Gary Allen Smith is author of Uneasy Dreams, a study of the Golden Age of British Horror. He has been a regular contributor to Little Shoppe of Horrors magazine since 1980, and has written articles for Filmfax, Films in Review, and Cult Movies in addition to providing DVD commentaries.