Throat Sprockets

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Throat Sprockets
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Author Tim Lucas
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Genre Erotic Horror novel
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
1994
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages232 pp
ISBN 0-385-31290-3
OCLC 29911945
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3562.U238 T48 1994

Throat Sprockets is an erotic horror novel by Tim Lucas, published in 1994. It concerns an unnamed protagonist's obsessive quest to learn all he can about a mysterious film called Throat Sprockets. As fixation on the film consumes his personal life, he develops a sexual fetish for women's throats, an affinity which begins spreading to global and apocalyptic proportions, as the film's cult status and legend grows.

Tim Lucas is a film critic, biographer, novelist, screenwriter, blogger, and publisher and editor of the video review magazine Video Watchdog.

Contents

Since its publication, Throat Sprockets has been singled out as one of the outstanding works of contemporary horror fiction by two important reference books, Dark Thoughts by Stanley Wiater and Horror: Another 100 Best Books edited by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman. In October 2006, Rue Morgue magazine included Throat Sprockets on their list of 50 essential alternative horror novels. Ellen Datlow selected it as the best first horror novel of 1994, describing Throat Sprockets as "an unnerving, sophisticated, and passionate novel. . . . Suspenseful and terrifying, with some beautiful writing." [1]

Stephen Jones (author) editor of horror anthologies, and the author of several book-length studies of horror and fantasy films

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Throat Sprockets in Taboo

Throat Sprockets began life as a graphic novel, written by Lucas and illustrated by Mike Hoffman. Two chapters of the comics project appeared in Stephen R. Bissette's horror anthology comic Taboo, issues #1 and #3. A third chapter, illustrated by David Lloyd was published in issue #8.

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References

  1. "Summation 1994: Horror," The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection, p.xl