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The Horror Genre: From Beelzebub to Blair Witch
     

The Horror Genre: From Beelzebub to Blair Witch

by Paul Wells
 

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A comprehensive introduction to the history and key themes of the genre. The main issues and debates raised by horror, and the approaches and theories that have been applied to horror texts are all featured. In addressing the evolution of the horror film in social and historical context, Paul Wells explores how it has reflected and commented upon particular

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A comprehensive introduction to the history and key themes of the genre. The main issues and debates raised by horror, and the approaches and theories that have been applied to horror texts are all featured. In addressing the evolution of the horror film in social and historical context, Paul Wells explores how it has reflected and commented upon particular historical periods, and asks how it may respond to the new millennium by citing recent innovations in the genre's development, such as the "urban myth" narrative underpinning Candyman and The Blair Witch Project. Over 300 films are treated, all of which are featured in the filmography.

Editorial Reviews

Linda Ruth Williams
A book for all undergraduates starting on the subject.
Xavier Mendik
An informed and high readable account that is theoretically broad, benefiting from a wide range of cinematic examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903364000
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
06/06/2001
Series:
Short Cuts Series , #1
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
664,572
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Linda Ruth Williams
A valuable contribution to the body of teaching texts available.... A book for all undergraduates starting on the subject.

Meet the Author

Paul Wells is head of the media portfolio at the University of Teesside, UK. He has written widely on many areas of film studies and is a contributor to An Introduction to Film Studies.

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