Horror and the Horror Film /

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Author / Creator:Kawin, Bruce F.
Imprint:Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Description:1 online resource
Series:New perspectives on world cinema
New perspectives on world cinema.
Subject:Horror films -- History and criticism.
ART -- Film & Video.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
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/12630563
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Notes:Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Apr 2014).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:'Horror and the Horror Film' is a vivid, compelling, insightful and well-written study of the horror film and its subgenres from 1896 to the present, concentrating on the nature of horror in reality and on film.
Other form:Print version: 9786613807977
Standard no.:9786613807977
Table of Contents:
  • Front Matter; Half Title Page; Series Page; Main Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Preface; List of Figures; Main Matter; Part I APPROACHING THE GENRE; 1HORROR; Overview; Origins; Defining Horror; Taking It All In; Spectacle and Suggestion; Nightmares and Forbidden Texts; Real and Imagined Horror; Endings; Recurring Elements; Beauty; Reflexivity; Appeal; Frames and Windows; 2 THE MONSTER AT THE BEDROOM WINDOW; Tarantula; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; Nosferatu; Frankenstein; King Kong; The Mummy's Tomb and Others; Back to the Tarantula; 3 FEAR IN A FRAME.
  • Dreams and Reflexivity in VampyrNarrative Structure in Dead of Night; The Unfilmable in Peeping Tom; The Mummy's Tale; Categories; Part IISUBGENRES: THE BOOK OF MONSTERS; 4 MONSTERS; Transforming Monsters: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Thing; Constructed Monsters: Frankenstein; Composite Monsters: Island of Lost Souls and The Fly; Giants: King Kong and Them!; Little People: The Devil-Doll; Animals: Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Birds and Jurassic Park; Body Parts: The Beast with Five Fingers; Monsters from Outer Space: The Thing From Another World and Alien.
  • Monsters from the Lab: "You Made Us Things!"Monsters from Underwater: It Came from Beneath the Sea; Plants: Invasion of the Body Snatchers; Minerals: The Monolith Monsters; Amorphous Monsters: The Blob; Child Monsters: It's Alive, The Brood and The Funhouse; Parasites: Shivers; Machines: The Car; Monsters from Underground: The Descent; 5 SUPERNATURAL MONSTERS; Demons and the Devil: Faust and The Evil Dead; Doubles: The Student of Prague; Vampires: Nosferatu and Dracula; Witches: Häxan and Suspiria; Ghosts: The Uninvited and Ringu; Zombies: White Zombie and Night of the Living Dead.
  • Mummies: The Mummy's GhostOthers Back from the Dead: The Walking Dead; Werewolves and Other Shape-Shifters: The Wolf Man and Cat People; Legendary Figures: Candyman; Nameless Forces: Final Destination; Immortal Slashers: Michael, Jason and Freddy; 6 HUMANS; Mad Scientists and Doctors: Caligari and Mad Love; Romantics: The Phantom of the Opera; Human Anomalies: Freaks; Artists: Mystery of the Wax Museum and In the Mouth of Madness; Believers: The Black Cat, Blood Feast and The Wicker Man; Sadists and Torturers: The Raven, Salò and Hostel; Ghouls: The Body Snatcher and Ed Gein.
  • Mad Killers: Psycho and Henry: Portrait of a Serial KillerFamilies: The Last House on the Left and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre; Psychics and Telekinetics: Carrie and Scanners; The Infected: Rabid and 28 Days Later; Cannibals: Eaten Alive! and Cannibal Holocaust; Slashers: Scream; Part III RELATED GENRES; 7 HORROR COMEDY; Monster Comedies: Young Frankenstein; Supernatural Comedies: The Return of the Living Dead; Human Comedies: Arsenic and Old Lace; 8 HORROR DOCUMENTARY; Death on Camera; Autopsy: The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes; Looking at Horror; End Matter; Notes; Films Cited.