The horror film /

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Imprint:New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2004.
Description:vi, 272 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Series:Rutgers depth of field series
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Prince, Stephen, 1955-
ISBN:0813533627 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813533635 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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
  • Horror and Art-Dread
  • Horror and the Holocaust: Genre Elements in Schindler's List and Psycho
  • Developmental Differences in Responses to Horror
  • The Appeal of Horror and Suspense
  • Contributors
  • Index