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Author / Creator:Lázaro-Reboll, Antonio.
Imprint:Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 308 pages) : illustrations
Series:Traditions in world cinema
Traditions in world cinema.
Subject:Horror films -- Spain -- 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
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-296) and index.
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Summary:Spanish Horror Film is the first in-depth exploration of the genre in Spain from the 'horror boom' of the late 1960s and early 1970s to the most recent production in the current renaissance of Spanish genre cinema, through a study of its production, circulation, regulation and consumption. The examination of this rich cinematic tradition is firmly located in relation to broader historical and cultural shifts in recent Spanish history and as an important part of the European horror film tradition and the global culture of psychotronia. Key Features The first critical study on Spanish horror film to be published in English. An overview of key directors, cycles and representative films as well as of more obscure and neglected horror production. A detailed analysis of the work of directors such as JesÃðs Franco, Amando de Ossorio, Narciso IbÃŁÃłez Serrador, Eloy de la Iglesia, Jaume BalaguerÃđ, Nacho CerdÃŁ and Guillermo del Toro's Spanish" films. A focus on critical and cult contexts of reception in Spain, Great Britain and USA.
Other form:Print version: Lázaro-Reboll, Antonio. Spanish horror film. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012 9780748636389
Review by Choice Review

The first academic English-language study of Spanish horror cinema, this book "functions as a case study for discussing current debates on how to think and write about a genre which has been excluded from dominant accounts of cinema"--not to mention a body of work underrepresented in studies of horror. Arguing compellingly for "a more inclusive cultural geography of horror," Lazaro-Reboll (Hispanic studies, Univ. of Kent, UK) offers seven chapters, roughly overlapping chronologically, that study auteurs, movements and trends, the discursive activities of fans and genre publications, and the regulation, circulation, and reception of contemporary production. Meticulously researched and eminently readable, the volume contextualizes Spanish horror cinema in both local production and global commercial realities while offering cogent analysis of film already widely distributed to Anglophone cultures. Lazaro-Reboll analyzes the films of genre stalwarts Jesus "Jess" Franco, Amando de Ossorio, and Paul Naschy, along with others less known outside Spain. Of particular value are the study of transnational horror auteurs such as Guillermo del Toro, Nacho Cerda, and Jaume Balaguero, a discussion that highlights the global nature of Spanish-language horror cinema, and the survey of genre writing by fans and critics. Overall, an excellent and welcome study. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers. K. J. Wetmore Jr. Loyola Marymount University

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Review by Choice Review