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Horror and the Horror Film [electronic resource].

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780857284495Series: New Perspectives on World CinemaPublication details: London : Anthem Press, 2012.ISBN:
  • 9780857284556
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Horror and the Horror FilmDDC classification:
  • 791.436164
LOC classification:
  • PN1997.C3516
Online resources:
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
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
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
Selected Bibliography
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.
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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

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

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

Selected Bibliography

?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.