Horror and the horror film /

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Author / Creator:Kawin, Bruce F., 1945-
Imprint:London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2012.
Description:xv, 252 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series:New perspectives on world cinema
New perspectives on world cinema.
Subject:Horror films -- History and criticism.
Horror films.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8862653
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ISBN:9780857284501 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0857284509 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780857284495 (hardback : alk. paper)
0857284495 (hardback : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • List of Figures
  • Part I. Approaching the Genre
  • 1. Horror
  • 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
  • Tie Mummy's Tomb and Others
  • Back to the Tarantula
  • 3. Fear in a Frame
  • Dreams and Reflexivity in Vampyr
  • Narrative Structure in Dead of Night
  • The Unfilmable in Peeping Tom
  • The Mummy's Tale
  • Categories
  • Part II. Subgenres: 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 Tiling 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: Tie Uninvited and Ringu
  • Zombies: White Zombie and Night of the Living Dead
  • Mummies: The Mummy's Ghost
  • Others 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: Tie Raven, Salò and Hostel
  • Ghouls: The Body Snatcher and Ed Gein
  • Mad Killers: Psycho and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • Families: 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
  • Notes
  • Films Cited
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index