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- DescriptionThe allure of the horror film is varied. Some prefer the voyeurism of watching others suffer. Some enjoy the cinematic depiction of gore. Still, others are tempted by the psychological torment of watching others in danger. The Spark of Fear: Techlogy, Society, and the Horror Film explores all of these elements through one unifying element: the rise of techlogy in the modern world. The horror genre is continually embroiled in reinvention; this is apparent in how the horror film explores techlogy as a manner for exposing everyday fears. This book details the ways by which the horror film exploits our continued reliance on techlogy, presenting a society that is in a continuous state of reinvention. As new techlogies present previously unrealized methods, through which our daily anxieties and phobias are re-examined, our perception of horror in the modern world has been under a continued state of reassessment. This text seeks to determine precisely why our techlogies are a source of fear. Focusing on the major techlogies that have evolved the American Dream, from the advent of electricity to the modern cellular telephone, The Spark of Fear is an examination of techlogy as a perceived antidote of having to become a victim to the horrific realization of everyday life. In techlogy, humanity has sought to conquer fears of the unkwn that previous modes of horror established as the essence of human fears. But, as the safety found in society has eroded amid the isolationist tendencies that modern techlogies afford, the horror film has become the central location in which the new concept of horror has been established, one that exploits our reliance on techlogy and connection as the very source of our modern tion of horror.
- Author BiographyBrian N. Duchaney teaches writing and literature at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, and Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA. He lives in Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA.
- Author(s)Brian N. Duchaney
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication30/05/2015
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Weight272 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
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