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The Good, the Bad, and the South Korean:: Violence, Morality, and the South Korean Extreme Film

Robert L. Cagle

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the issue of violence in recent South Korean “extreme” films, and focuses on three films: Oldboy (2003), H (2002), and A Bittersweet Life (2005). It questions the simplistic ... More


Introduction

Laura Wittern-Keller

in Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124513
eISBN:
9780813134901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter discusses censorship in movies, which was fully recognized during the late twentieth century, when the new technology of moving pictures arrived. The fear of movies was so ... More


Undead Avatars: The Zombie in Horror Video Games

Ewan Kirkland

in Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496804747
eISBN:
9781496804785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804747.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In contrast to other forms of popular culture, zombies have a historically consistent presence within digital games. Extending research which explores self-reflexivity across the horror genre, this ... More


Castle Keep1

Harlan Kennedy

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Michael Mann, in which he talks about his film The Keep. Based on F. Paul Wilson's best-selling shock-horror novel of the same title, The Keep is, according to ... More


One Evil Eye and The Dark Half

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the horror films Two Evil Eyes and The Dark Half. Two Evil Eyes is a two-part film produced by Dario Argento; Romero was in charge of “The Facts in the Case of Mr Valdemar.” Both ... More


Creepshow

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the horror Creepshow (1982). Scripted by Stephen King, Creepshow embodies what Ron Hansen calls “that recovered sense of childhood's certainties, of what is good and what is evil ... More


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