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- DescriptionCombining historical narrative with close readings of several significant horror films, this brief volume offers a broad and lively introduction to cinematic horror. In doing so, it outlines and investigates important issues in the production, consumption, and cultural interpretation of the genre. * An ideal text for perennially popular courses on the horror film genre. * Examines the ways in which horror movies have been produced, received, and interpreted by filmmakers, audiences, and critics, from the 1920s to the present. * Provides a short historical introduction of the horror film as an orientation to the field. * Analyses a wide variety of major works in the genre, including Frankenstein, Cat People, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween and Bram Stoker's Dracula.
- Author BiographyRick Worland is Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Cinema-Television at Southern Methodist University. He has published in many scholarly journals, including Cinema Journal, and has contributed essays to a number of film collections.
- Author(s)Rick Worland
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication25/10/2006
- SubjectCommunication & Media
- Series TitleNew Approaches to Film Genre
- Place of PublicationChicester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintWiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
- Content Note20 illustrations
- Weight652 g
- Width165 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine31 mm
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