The Birth of the American Horror Film

The Birth of the American Horror Film

'A fascinating and overdue study. This book demonstrates the multiple different contexts out of which the horror film was born. Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the horror film.

Author: Gary D. Rhodes

Publisher:

ISBN: 1474430864

Category: Horror films

Page: 384

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Although early cinema has long been a key area of research in film studies, the origin and development of the horror film has been a neglected subject for what is arguably one of the world's most popular film genres. Using thousands of primary sources and long-unseen illustrations, The Birth of the American Horror Film examines a history that begins in colonial Salem, taking an interdisciplinary approach to explore the influence of horror-themed literature, theatre and visual culture in America, and how that context established an amorphous structural foundation for films produced between 1895 and 1915. Exhaustively researched, bridging scholarship on Horror Studies and Early Cinema, The Birth of the American Horror Film is the first major study dedicated to this vital but often overlooked subject.
Categories: Horror films

Re envisaging the First Age of Cinematic Horror 1896 1934

Re envisaging the First Age of Cinematic Horror  1896 1934

Rhodes, Gary D. (2001) White Zombie: Anatomy of a Horror Film. Jefferson, NC; McFarland. Rhodes, Gary D. (2018) The Birth of the American Horror Film. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Rigby, Jonathan (2007) American Gothic: Sixty ...

Author: David Annwn Jones

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786833365

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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This is a ground-breaking exploration that runs generally against the critical grain in identifying a burgeoning production of films of fear and horror before the admission of the horror film genre per se. It is a study that reveals and emphasises the formative and innovative power of film, from Georges Méliès’s Le Manoir du Diable (1896) to Edgar G. Ulmer’s superbly reflexive The Black Cat (1934). With its focus on twenty-one key films, and referencing other relevant productions, the present study involves an inclusive and sensitive approach. It reveals an awareness of the heterogeneity of horror production with the discussion spanning the period of the invention of movies, the expansion from single-reelers to longer and continuous productions, and the advent of talkies. Stepping beyond the bounds of Anglo-American studios, in its seven chapters the book involves the work of directors from France, Spain, England, Moravia, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Mexico and the USA, to consider and compare films that have not previously received serious attention.
Categories: Performing Arts

102 Evan Peters Things That Will Have You Longing for More

102 Evan Peters Things That Will Have You Longing for More

Experience Evan Peters. This book is your ultimate resource for Evan Peters. Here you will find the most up-to-date 102 Success Facts, Information, and much more.

Author: Rodney Bradley

Publisher: Emereo Publishing

ISBN: 1488885435

Category: Reference

Page: 126

View: 543

Experience Evan Peters. This book is your ultimate resource for Evan Peters. Here you will find the most up-to-date 102 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Evan Peters's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Brewster Kahle - Awards and appointments, Madness Ends - 1971, Sylvia Likens - Films, Quicksilver (comics) - Film, Counseling (The Office) - Production, The Lazarus Effect (2015 film), Piggy Piggy - 1994, Unholy Night - 1964, Never Back Down - Sequel, American Horror Story: Murder House - Main cast, Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown - Plot, American Horror Story: Coven - Main cast, Tricks and Treats (American Horror Story) - 1964, Days of Future Past - Film, American Horror Story: Asylum, Birth (American Horror Story) - 2011, Safelight (film), The Seven Wonders (American Horror Story) - Plot, Head (American Horror Story) - 2013, Remarkable Power, American Horror Story: Coven - Plot, Continuum (American Horror Story), Spooky Little Girl - 2011, I Am Anne Frank (American Horror Story) - Part 1, The Good Doctor (2011 film) - Cast, An American Crime - Plot, Open House (American Horror Story) - 2011, An American Crime - Cast, Massacres and Matinees - Plot, Edward Mordrake - Part 1, Nepotism (The Office) - Production, Monsters Among Us - Plot, American Horror Story: Asylum - Casting, The Hunger Games (film) - Casting, Go to Hell (American Horror Story) - Plot, List of American Horror Story episodes, List of American Horror Story characters - Main characters, Safelight (film) - Cast, Welcome to Briarcliff - 1964, and much more...
Categories: Reference

Gothic Cinema

Gothic Cinema

Jones, D.J. (2011) Gothic Machine: Textualities, Pre-cinematic Media and Film in Popular Visual Culture, 1670–1910, ... Rhodes, G. D. (2018) The Birth of the American Horror Film, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Author: Xavier Aldana Reyes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315395364

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Arguing for the need to understand Gothic cinema as an aesthetic mode, this book explores its long history, from its transitional origins in phantasmagoria shows and the first ‘trick’ films to its postmodern fragmentation in the Gothic pastiches of Tim Burton. But what is Gothic cinema? Is the iconography of the Gothic film equivalent to that of the horror genre? Are the literary origins of the Gothic what solidified its aesthetics? And exactly what cultural roles does the Gothic continue to perform for us today? Gothic Cinema covers topics such as the chiaroscuro experiments of early German cinema, the monster cinema of the 1930s, the explained supernatural of the old dark house mystery films of the 1920s and the Female Gothics of the 1940s, the use of vibrant colours in the period Gothics of the late 1950s, the European exploitation booms of the 1960s and 1970s, and the animated films and Gothic superheroes that dominate present times. Throughout, Aldana Reyes makes a strong case for a medium-specific and more intuitive approach to the Gothic on screen that acknowledges its position within wider film industries with their own sets of financial pressures and priorities. This groundbreaking book is the first thorough chronological, transhistorical and transnational study of Gothic cinema, ideal for both new and seasoned scholars, as well as those with a wider interest in the Gothic.
Categories: Performing Arts

Monsters Law Crime

Monsters  Law  Crime

The Birth of the American Horror Film. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press. Rose, Julie L. 2013. “Review of Libertarian Anarchy by Gerard Casey.” Philosophical Reviews, June 24. Accessed February 2, 2018. http://ndpr.nd.edu/news ...

Author: Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

ISBN: 9781683930808

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Monsters, Law, Crime, an edited collection composed of essays written by prominent U.S. and international experts in Law, Criminology, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication and Film, constitutes a rigorous attempt to explore fertile interdisciplinary inquiries into “monsters” and “monster-talk,” and law and crime. This edited collection explores and updates contemporary discussions of the emergent and evolving frontiers of monster theory in relation to cutting-edge research on law and crime as extensions of a Gothic Criminology. This theoretical framework was initially developed by Caroline Joan “Kay” S. Picart, a Philosophy and Film professor turned Attorney and Law professor, and Cecil Greek, a Sociologist (Picart and Greek 2008). Picart and Greek proposed a Gothic Criminology to analyze the fertile synapses connecting the “real” and the “reel” in the flow of Gothic metaphors and narratives that abound around criminological phenomena that populate not only popular culture but also academic and public policy discourses. Picart's edited collection adapts the framework to focus predominantly on law and the social sciences.
Categories: Social Science

Silent Cinema

Silent Cinema

Eine Subgeschichte des Films: Lexicon des Avantgarde-, Experimental- und Undergroundfilms (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, ... Horror Rhodes, Gary D., The Birth of the American Horror Film (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018).

Author: Paolo Cherchi Usai

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781911239147

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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Paolo Cherchi Usai provides a comprehensive introduction to the study, research and preservation of silent cinema from its heyday in the early 20th century to its present day flourishing. He traces the history of the moving image in its formative years, from Edison's and Lumière's first experiments to the dawn of 'talkies'; provides a clear guide to the basics of silent film technology; introduces the technical and creative roles involved in its production, and presents silent cinema as a performance event, rather than a passive viewing experience. This new, greatly expanded edition takes the reader on a new journey, exploring silent cinema in the broader context of technology, culture, and society, from the invention of celluloid film and its related machinery to film studios, laboratories, theatres and audiences. Among the people involved in the creation of a new art form were filmmakers, actors and writers, but also engineers, entrepreneurs, and projectionists. Their collective efforts, and the struggle to preserve their creative work by archives and museums, are interwoven in a compelling story covering three centuries of media history, from the magic lantern to the reinvention of silent cinema in digital form. The new edition also includes comprehensive resource information for the study, research, preservation and exhibition of silent cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Lights Camera Witchcraft

Lights  Camera  Witchcraft

“Reviews of New Films: The Witch,” by Van Dyke Brooke. The New York Dramatic Mirror. October 31, 1908, 6. Rhodes, Gary D. The Birth of the American Horror Film. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2018.

Author: Heather Greene

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738768809

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 480

View: 414

No industry has been as influential at shaping the popular notion of what it means to be a witch quite as much as Hollywood. This book traces the fascinating history of witchcraft and witches in American film and television. From Joan the Woman and The Wizard of Oz to Carrie and Charmed, author and film scholar Heather Greene explores how these films helped influence the public image of the witch and profoundly influenced how women negotiate their power in a patriarchal society. Lights, Camera, Witchcraft uncovers fascinating insights into the intersection of entertainment, critical theory, gender studies, and spirituality.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic

'Tearing Your Soul Apart: Horror's New Monsters,' in Modern Gothic: A Reader, edited by Victor Sage and Alan Lloyd Smith, 89–203. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996. ... Rhodes, Gary D. The Birth of the American Horror Film.

Author: Clive Bloom

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030331368

Category: Social Science

Page: 1253

View: 264

“Simply put, there is absolutely nothing on the market with the range of ambition of this strikingly eclectic collection of essays. Not only is it impossible to imagine a more comprehensive view of the subject, most readers – even specialists in the subject – will find that there are elements of the Gothic genre here of which they were previously unaware.” - Barry Forshaw, Author of British Gothic Cinema and Sex and Film The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic is the most comprehensive compendium of analytic essays on the modern Gothic now available, covering the vast and highly significant period from 1918 to 2019. The Gothic sensibility, over 200 years old, embraces its dark past whilst anticipating the future. From demons and monsters to post- apocalyptic fears and ecological fantasies, Gothic is thriving as never before in the arts and in popular culture. This volume is made up of 62 comprehensive chapters with notes and extended bibliographies contributed by scholars from around the world. The chapters are written not only for those engaged in academic research but also to be accessible to students and dedicated followers of the genre. Each chapter is packed with analysis of the Gothic in both theory and practice, as the genre has mutated and spread over the last hundred years. Starting in 1918 with the impact of film on the genre's development, and moving through its many and varied international incarnations, each chapter chronicles the history of the gothic milieu from the movies to gaming platforms and internet memes, television and theatre. The volume also looks at how Gothic intersects with fashion, music and popular culture: a multi-layered, multi-ethnic, even a trans-gendered experience as we move into the twenty first century.
Categories: Social Science

Bela Lugosi and the Monogram Nine

Bela Lugosi and the Monogram Nine

D. is Postgraduate Director for Film Studies at The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as a published poet and novelist. His most recent book is The Birth of the American Horror Film (Edinburgh University Press, ...

Author: Gary D. Rhodes

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Between 1941 and 1944, Bela Lugosi starred in a series of low-budget films released by Monogram Pictures. To many viewers at the time and during the decades that followed, the “Monogram Nine” were overacted and underproduced, illogical and incoherent. But their increasing age has recast such condemnations into appropriate praise: in the 21st century, they seem so different not only from modern cinema, but also from Classical Hollywood, enough so as to make the aforementioned deficits into advantages. The entries in the Monogram Nine are bizarre and strange, populated by crazy, larger-than-life characters who exist in wacky, alternative worlds. In nine films, the improbable chases the impossible. This book, in turn, chases them. “Gary Rhodes has become my favorite nonfiction author, while the subject of some of his writings, Bela Lugosi, has long been one of my favorite actors. Now Gary has teamed up with co-author Robert Guffey to present, for the first time, a collection of in-depth and insightful essays evaluating those lesser ‘classics’ that comprise the so-called ‘Monogram Nine.’ If you are a Lugosi fan and also a fan of old ‘B’ horror films, you will love this book.” – Donald F. Glut, filmmaker, Marvel Comics writer, and author of The Empire Strikes Back novelization “An extraordinary volume. Rhodes and Guffey refract these films through the lens of surrealism, detailed genre study, auteurist-informed close readings, star studies, and vigorous historicism to name a few of the kaleidoscope of methods employed. This book provides a breakthrough model for serious work on films that have to date received very little scholarly attention.” – Michael Lee, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), editor at the journal Horror Studies
Categories: Performing Arts

Ida Lupino Filmmaker

Ida Lupino  Filmmaker

Other books include Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, 2012), Literature, Film, ... 2012), The Perils of Moviegoing in America (Bloomsbury, 2012), and The Birth of the American Horror Film (Edinburgh UP, ...

Author: Phillip Sipiora

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501352102

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Ida Lupino, Filmmaker begins with an exploration of biographical studies and analytical treatments of Lupino's film and television work as director, moving forward to assess Lupino's career in film and television with particular attention given to Lupino's singular, pioneering achievements and her role(s) within the cultural milieu(s) of her time, particularly the representation of women in cinema. Each chapter includes a close analysis of the film or television work with insights drawn from film history and cultural/gender studies to demonstrate that Lupino was a significant directorial figure in the development of film, especially in the late 1940s and early 1950s-and in television extending well into the 1960s. Lupino left her imprint on filmmaking and her canon of film and television work continue to influence Hollywood movie making. The contributors to this volume assess Lupino's main strengths as a filmmaker-her treatment of narrative movement, plotting, dialogue, gender roles, and uses of tradition representations of men and women in frames of parody and satire. The book collectively examines the successes (and failures) of Lupino's directorial career, including focusing on the reasons why she initially proved to be so strategic to the progress of women behind the camera.
Categories: Social Science

American Horror Film

American Horror Film

... of American horror cinema as the story of the slow and steady decline of the genre; another, as the story of its ascent from modest, inauspicious beginnings to prominence; yet another critic might tell it as the story of the birth, ...

Author: Steffen Hantke

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 160473454X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

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Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self-or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the contributors to this collection provide a comprehensive look at a decade of cinematic production, covering a wide variety of material from the last ten years with a clear critical eye. Individual essays profile the work of up-and-coming director Alexandre Aja and reassess William Malone's muchmaligned Feardotcom in the light of the torture debate at the end of President George W. Bush's administration. Other essays look at the economic, social, and formal aspects of the genre; the globalization of the U.S. film industry; the alleged escalation of cinematic violence; and the massive commercial popularity of the remake. Some essays examine specific subgenres-from the teenage horror flick to the serial killer film and the spiritual horror film-as well as the continuing relevance of classic directors such as George A. Romero, David Cronenberg, John Landis, and Stuart Gordon. Essays deliberate on the marketing of nostalgia and its concomitant aesthetic, and the curiously schizophrenic perspective of fans who happen to be scholars as well. Taken together, the contributors to this collection make a compelling case that American horror cinema is as vital, creative, and thought-provoking as it ever was.
Categories: Performing Arts

Corporeality in Early Cinema

Corporeality in Early Cinema

GARY D. RHODES is Postgraduate Director for Film Studies at Queen's University, Belfast and a documentary filmmaker and film historian. His latest book is The Birth of the American Horror Film. 11. Exhibitors could purchase the film ...

Author: Marina Dahlquist

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253033666

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Corporeality in Early Cinema inspires a heightened awareness of the ways in which early film culture, and screen praxes overall are inherently embodied. Contributors argue that on- and offscreen (and in affiliated media and technological constellations), the body consists of flesh and nerves and is not just an abstract spectator or statistical audience entity. Audience responses from arousal to disgust, from identification to detachment, offer us a means to understand what spectators have always taken away from their cinematic experience. Through theoretical approaches and case studies, scholars offer a variety of models for stimulating historical research on corporeality and cinema by exploring the matrix of screened bodies, machine-made scaffolding, and their connections to the physical bodies in front of the screen.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films 1931 1936

The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films  1931      1936

Why did the 1930s become horror's first golden age? There had, of course, been “horrorfilms in the silent era, but not as concentrated, popular and controversial a cycle as emerged in the thirties. As Tom Johnson remarks in Censored ...

Author: Jon Towlson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476626390

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Critics have traditionally characterized classic horror by its use of shadow and suggestion. Yet the graphic nature of early 1930s films only came to light in the home video/DVD era. Along with gangster movies and “sex pictures,” horror films drew audiences during the Great Depression with sensational content. Exploiting a loophole in the Hays Code, which made no provision for on-screen “gruesomeness,” studios produced remarkably explicit films that were recut when the Code was more rigidly enforced from 1934. This led to a modern misperception that classic horror was intended to be safe and reassuring to audiences. The author examines the 1931 to 1936 “happy ending” horror in relation to industry practices and censorship. Early works like Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) and The Raven (1935) may be more akin to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and Hostel (2005) than many critics believe.
Categories: Performing Arts

American Horror Fiction and Class

American Horror Fiction and Class

... between the post-countercultural pessimism of the 1970s and the birth of the more politically radical 1970s horror film, it is interesting to note that this 'golden age' of US horror fiction occurred concurrently with the American ...

Author: David Simmons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137532800

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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In this book, Simmons argues that class, as much as race and gender, played a significant role in the development of Gothic and Horror fiction in a national context. From the classic texts of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne right through to contemporary examples, such as the novels of Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series, class remains an ever present though understudied element. This study will appeal to scholars of American Studies, English literature, Media and Cultural Studies interested in class representations in the horror genre from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Categories: Social Science

Gender Sexuality and Queerness in American Horror Story

Gender  Sexuality and Queerness in American Horror Story

Beyond drawing parallels to the bathroom's socioeconomic, familial, and physical connotations, American Horror Story ... The horror film exploits the abject nature of the womb by depicting the human, female and male, giving birth to the ...

Author: Harriet E.H. Earle

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476678849

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

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The horror anthology TV show American Horror Story first aired on FX Horror in 2011 and has thus far spanned eight seasons. Addressing many areas of cultural concern, the show has tapped in to conversations about celebrity culture, family dynamics, and more. This volume with nine new essays and one reprinted one considers how this series engages with representations of gender, sexuality, queer identities and other LGBTQ issues. The contributors address myriad elements of American Horror Story, from the relationship between gender and nature to contemporary masculinities, offering a sustained analysis of a show that has proven to be central to contemporary genre television.
Categories: Performing Arts

The American Imperial Gothic

The American Imperial Gothic

This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity. ... American Sensations: Class, Empire, and the Production of Popular Culture. ... In Planks of Reason: Essays on the Horror Film, edited by Barry Keith Grant, 107–41.

Author: Johan Hoglund

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317045182

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 583

The imagination of the early twenty-first century is catastrophic, with Hollywood blockbusters, novels, computer games, popular music, art and even political speeches all depicting a world consumed by vampires, zombies, meteors, aliens from outer space, disease, crazed terrorists and mad scientists. These frequently gothic descriptions of the apocalypse not only commodify fear itself; they articulate and even help produce imperialism. Building on, and often retelling, the British ’imperial gothic’ of the late nineteenth century, the American imperial gothic is obsessed with race, gender, degeneration and invasion, with the destruction of society, the collapse of modernity and the disintegration of capitalism. Drawing on a rich array of texts from a long history of the gothic, this book contends that the doom faced by the world in popular culture is related to the current global instability, renegotiation of worldwide power and the American bid for hegemony that goes back to the beginning of the Republic and which have given shape to the first decade of the millennium. From the frontier gothic of Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly to the apocalyptic torture porn of Eli Roth's Hostel, the American imperial gothic dramatises the desires and anxieties of empire. Revealing the ways in which images of destruction and social upheaval both query the violence with which the US has asserted itself locally and globally, and feed the longing for stable imperial structures, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of popular culture, cultural and media studies, literary and visual studies and sociology.
Categories: Social Science

Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon

A Cultural History of the Werewolf Film Craig Ian Mann. CHAPTER 6. The. Better. to. Eat. You. With. White Fangs The mid-to-late 1980s witnessed the birth of an American horror cycle centred on an aversion to conservative family values ...

Author: Craig Ian Mann

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474441131

Category: Electronic books

Page: 272

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Examines the cultural significance of the werewolf filmProvides the first academic monograph dedicated to developing a cultural understanding of the werewolf filmReconsiders the psychoanalytic paradigms that have dominated scholarly discussion of werewolves in pop cultureIncludes over 40 individual case studies to illustrate how werewolf films can be understood as products of their cultural momentIdentifies the cinematic werewolf's most common metaphorical dimensionsHorror monsters such as the vampire, the zombie and Frankenstein's creature have long been the subjects of in-depth cultural studies, but the cinematic werewolf has often been considered little more than the 'beast within': a psychoanalytic analogue for the bestial side of man. This book, the first scholarly study of the werewolf in cinema, redresses the balance by exploring over 100 years of werewolf films, from The Werewolf (1913) to Wildling (2018) via The Wolf Man (1941), The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), The Howling (1981) and WolfCop (2014). Revealing the significance of she-wolves and wolf-men as evolving metaphors for the cultural fears and anxieties of their times, Phases of the Moon serves as a companion and a counterpoint to existing scholarship on the werewolf in popular culture, and illustrates how we can begin to understand one of our oldest mythical monsters as a rich and diverse cultural metaphor.
Categories: Electronic books

Japanese and American Horror

Japanese and American Horror

List of Names and Terms abject abuse afterlife Alessa (Silent Hill 1) Alien (film) Alone in the Dark (game) The Amityville Horror (film) Antichrist Ayakashi (animation) BAIOHAZĀDO bakeneko Barlow ('Salem's Lot) beauty birth Blood: The ...

Author: Katarzyna Marak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476617923

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 695

Horror fiction is an important part of the popular culture in many modern societies. This book compares and contrasts horror narratives from two distinct cultures—American and Japanese—with a focus on the characteristic mechanisms that make them successful, and on their culturally-specific aspects. Including a number of narratives belonging to film, literature, comics and video games, this book provides a comprehensive perspective of the genre. It sheds light on the differences and similarities in the depiction of fear and horror in America and Japan, while emphasizing narrative patterns in the context of their respective cultures.
Categories: Social Science

Educational Institutions in Horror Film

Educational Institutions in Horror Film

HORROR Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) presaged a dramatic shift in the way that horror film would deal with the image of the American family. Norman Bates's preserving his mother's corpse through taxidermy as a means of assuaging his ...

Author: A. Grunzke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137469205

Category: History

Page: 204

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An exploration of how educational institutions have been portrayed in horror film, this book examines the way that scary movies have dealt with the issue of school violence, focusing on movies set in high schools, colleges, and summer camps.
Categories: History

Lost Souls of Horror and the Gothic

Lost Souls of Horror and the Gothic

... were to influence the later Expressionism of German silent film—including The Golem (1915), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and Nosferatu (1922)—these silent horror movies in turn giving birth to American horror and film noir.

Author: Elizabeth McCarthy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476663142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 154

In recent years horror and gothic themes have penetrated mainstream popular culture in a manner unseen since the horror boom of the 1970s. Primetime television viewers who before might not have shown interest in such late-night fare now happily settle down after dinner to watch zombie or serial killer shows. This collection of 54 biographical essays examines many overlooked and underrated figures who have played a role in the ever expanding world of horror and gothic entertainment. The contributors push the boundaries of how we define these terms, bringing into the discussion such diverse figures as singer-songwriter Tom Waits, occultist Dion Fortune, author Charles Beaumont, historian and bishop Gregory of Tours and video game designer Shinji Mikami.
Categories: Literary Criticism