A history of horror /

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Author / Creator:Dixon, Wheeler W., 1950-
Imprint:New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2010.
Description:1 online resource (xi, 248 pages) : illustrations
Series:UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Subject:Horror films -- History and criticism.
ART -- Film & Video.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- General.
Horror films.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11122514
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Notes:Includes webography, bibliographical references, and filmography (pages 211-222) and index.
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Summary:Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. Wheeler Winston Dixon's A History of Horror is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Arranged by decades, with outliers and franchise films overlapping some years, this one-stop sourcebook unearths the historical origins of characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman and their various incarnations in film from the silent era to comedic sequels. A History of Horror explores how the horror f.
Other form:Print version: Dixon, Wheeler Winston. A History of Horror. New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, ©2010 9780813547954
Standard no.:9786613383266
Table of Contents:
  • Origins : 1896-1929
  • Classics : 1930-1948
  • Rebirth : 1949-1970
  • New blood : 1970-1990
  • The future : 1990-present.