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Imprint:New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2004.
Description:1 online resource (vi, 272 pages)
Series:Rutgers depth of field series
Rutgers depth of field series.
Subject:Horror films -- History and criticism.
ART -- Film & Video.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
Horror films.
Music, Dance, Drama & Film.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Prince, Stephen, 1955- editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:In this volume, Stephen Prince has collected essays reviewing the history of the horror film and the psychological reasons for its persistent appeal, as well as discussions of the developmental responses of young adult viewers and children to the genre. The book focuses on recent postmodern examples such as The Blair Witch Project. In a daring move, the volume also examines Holocaust films in relation to horror. Part One features essays on the silent and classical Hollywood eras. Part Two covers the postWorld War II era and discusses the historical, aesthetic, and psychological charact.
Other form:Print version: Horror film. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2004 0813533627
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The Dark Genre and Its Paradoxes; The Silent and Classical Hollywood Eras; Shadow-Souls and Strange Adventures: Horror and the Supernatural in European Silent Film; Before Sound: Universal, Silent Cinema, and the Last of the Horror-Spectaculars; Children of the Night; The Horrors of War; The Modern Era; Postmodern Elements of the Contemporary Horror Film; Dread, Taboo, and The Thing: Toward a Social Theory of the Horror Film; Toward an Aesthetics of Cinematic Horror; Scraping Bottom: Splatter and the Herschell Gordon Lewis Oeuvre; Mondo Horror: Carnivalizing the Taboo.