Korean Horror Cinema.

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Author / Creator:Peirse, Alison.
Imprint:Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013.
Description:1 online resource (257 pages)
Subject:Horror films -- Asia -- Cross-cultural studies.
Horror films -- Asia -- History and criticism.
Horror films -- Korea -- Criticism and interpretation.
Horror films.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10022071
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Other authors / contributors:Martin, Daniel.
ISBN:9780748677658 112 (NL)
Notes:Description based upon print version of record.
Other form:Print version: Peirse, Alison Korean Horror Cinema Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press,c2013 9780748643103
Review by Choice Review

In this deftly edited and superbly organized collection, Peirse (Univ. of Northumbria, UK) and Martin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) have collected essays from a wide variety of contributors, all of them top shelf. The book starts with an examination of classic Korean horror films in the 1960s and then deftly moves to discuss such later efforts as Shadows in the Palace, Possessed, Death Bell, A Tale of Two Sisters and a host of other horror films which have proven increasingly influential in the genre, both internationally in their original versions and as the basis--directly or indirectly--for American remakes. The sheer range of films considered is amazing; clearly, this is a burgeoning area of film practice in Korea, and the authors know the subject intimately and examine the films with rigor and detail in a direct and accessible style designed to reach the widest possible range of readers. This would be a superb text for a class in Korean horror films, or as a supplemental text for a course on the horror film in general. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above. G. A. Foster University of Nebraska--Lincoln

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