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Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film

Mark Bernard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748685493
eISBN:
9781474406444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685493.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the role of the DVD market in the growth of ultraviolent horror in the 2000s and assesses how the emergence of the market changed cultural and industrial attitudes to horror films ... More


Scars, Both Material and Cyber: Haute Tension and The Descent on DVD

Mark Bernard

in Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748685493
eISBN:
9781474406444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685493.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines two horror films made by Splat Pack directors and released on DVD: Alexandre Aja's Haute Tension (released in France in 2003 and as High Tension in the United States in 2005) ... More


Introducing the Splat Pack

Mark Bernard

in Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748685493
eISBN:
9781474406444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685493.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces the reader to the Splat Pack, a group of contemporary horror film-makers such as Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, Neil Marshall, and Alexandre Aja. It examines how mainstream media hyped ... More


American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Steffen Hantke (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self—or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the ... More


Politics and the Horror Film: An Industry Studies Intervention

Mark Bernard

in Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748685493
eISBN:
9781474406444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685493.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the political economy that underlies the often celebrated horror films of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Films by directors from the horror film's ‘Golden Age’ in the late ... More


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