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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and the BBFC

James Rose

in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733643
eISBN:
9781800342064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733643.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how the succession of events surrounding the British censorship of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) is perhaps one of the longest in the annals of the British Board of Film ... More


English Gothic

Bryan Turnock

in Studying Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325895
eISBN:
9781800342460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325895.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates the British horror film industry. Given the country's input in the success of the Hollywood horror films of the 1930s, in terms of source material as well as technicians and ... More


‘If You Had Only Seen What I Saw!’ – Possession’s Reception

Alison Taylor

in Possession

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800857056
eISBN:
9781800853287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800857056.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter four examines the film’s uncertain position between arthouse and grindhouse. Possession held the paradoxical position of being showcased at the world’s leading art cinema festival in ... More


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