Horror, the Film Reader / Edition 1

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Overview

Horror, The Film Reader brings together key articles to provide a comprehensive resource for students of horror cinema. Mark Jancovich's introduction traces the development of horror film from
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to The Blair Witch Project, and outlines the main critical debates. Combining classic and recent articles, each section explores a central issue of horror film, and features an editor's introduction outlining the context of debates.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415235617
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Series: In Focus: Routledge Film Readers Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Jancovich is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Nottingham.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
General Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Theorizing Horror 21
1 The American Nightmare: Horror in the 70s 25
2 Why Horror? 33
3 Why Horror? The Peculiar Pleasures of a Popular Genre 47
Pt. 2 Gender, Sexuality and the Horror Film 57
4 When the Woman Looks 61
5 Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection 67
6 Her Body, Himself: Gender in the Slasher Film 77
7 The Monster and the Homosexual 91
Pt. 3 Producing Horrors 103
8 Production and Reproduction: The Case of Frankenstein 105
9 The Problem of British Horror 115
10 Sleaze Mania, Euro-trash, and High Art: The Place of European Art Films in American Low Culture 125
Pt. 4 Consuming Fears 135
11 Horror for Sale: The Marketing and Reception of Classic Horror Cinema 137
12 Genre and the Audience: Genre Classifications and Cultural Distinctions in the Mediation of The Silence of the Lambs 151
13 Learning to Scream 163
14 Refusing to Refuse to Look: Female Viewers of the Horror Film 169
Bibliography 179
Index 183
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