Now a Terrifying Motion Picture!: Twenty-Five Classic Works of Horror Adapted from Book to Film

Overview

This work explores the relationship between twenty-five enduring works of horror literature and the classic films that have been adapted from them. Each chapter delves into the historical and cultural background of a particular type of horror—hauntings, zombies, aliens and more—and provides an overview of a specific work's critical and popular reception. Among the print-to-film titles discussed are Frankenstein, Dracula, Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Masque of the Red Death, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The ...

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Overview

This work explores the relationship between twenty-five enduring works of horror literature and the classic films that have been adapted from them. Each chapter delves into the historical and cultural background of a particular type of horror—hauntings, zombies, aliens and more—and provides an overview of a specific work's critical and popular reception. Among the print-to-film titles discussed are Frankenstein, Dracula, Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Masque of the Red Death, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Phantom of the Opera, Psycho, The Exorcist, and The Shining.

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I love, LOVED this book. The author has a real way with words and a fun, readable style. [He] is a tremendously readable essayist, with a flowing, succinct and clever style that is very appealing. In addition to fine writing, Broderick supplies good, solid insights and fresh perspectives on the books and the movies, with a judicious use of quotes and keen commentary. To author James F. Broderick I say, More books, please
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"offers pithy plot summations and spot-on critical interpretations of themes in each of the featured works along with readable and striking analysis of each of the related film adaptations"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786447633
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 235
  • Sales rank: 1,357,103
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

James F. Broderick is an associate professor of English and journalism at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction 1

Altered States 5

The Amityville Horror 13

The Birds 21

Dead Ringers 29

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 37

The Exorcist 45

The Fly 54

Frankenstein 61

Freaks 70

From Hell 78

Ghost Story 86

The Hound of the Baskervilles 94

Jaws 102

The Masque of the Red Death 110

The Night Stalker 118

The Ninth Gate 126

Nosferatu 134

The Phantom of the Opera 143

Psycho 152

Re-Animator 161

The Serpent and the Rainbow 170

The Shining 178

Sleepy Hollow 186

The Thing from Another World 195

Village of the Damned 203

Notes 211

Bibliography 221

Index 223

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