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Introduction: They Don’t Make ’Em Like They Used To They Don’t Make ’Em Like They Used To On the Rhetoric of Crisis and the Current State of American Horror Cinema

Steffen Hantke

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter, which begins by presenting a pessimist’s view of American horror films, suggests that over the last decade, starting from around the mid-1990s, the genre has fallen into a ... More


How the Masters of Horror Master Their Personae: Self-Fashioning at Play in the Masters of Horror DVD Extras

Ben Kooyman

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Masters of Horror is a television anthology series that debuted on October 28, 2005, on U.S. cable network Showtime. Each season comprises thirteen self-contained hour-long episodes, each directed by ... More


Teenage Traumata: Youth, Affective Politics, and the Contemporary American Horror Film

Pamela Craig and Martin Fradley

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter delineates the political and ideological issues surrounding teenage protagonists in horror films. Pointing to many films’ self-conscious and often politically astute articulation of ... More


“The Pound of Flesh which I Demand”: American Horror Cinema, Gore, and the Box Office, 1998–2007

Blair Davis and Kial Natale

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter challenges the validity of the widely held belief that American horror films, since the 1970s and 1980s, have grown consistently more violent and visually explicit. Using tools of ... More


Auteurdämmerung: David Cronenberg, George A. Romero, and the Twilight of the (North) American Horror Auteur

Craig Bernardini

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the careers of David Cronenberg and George A. Romero, charting the evolution of two notable horror film auteurs from their origins in what the rhetoric of crisis has construed ... More


Macbeth

Rebekah Owens

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325130
eISBN:
9781800342521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325130.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Why write about Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971) as part of a series of books dedicated to the classics of the horror movie genre? Because, this book argues, just as Banquo in Polanski's film holds up ... More


Creepshow

Simon Brown

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Released in cinemas in 1982, Creepshow is typically regarded as a minor entry in both the film output of George A. Romero and the history of adaptations of the works of Stephen King. Yet this lack of ... More


American Independent Horror

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/9781911325895.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the emergence of American independent horror, looking at George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968). By the mid-1960s, the traditional Hollywood studio system was ... More


‘It’s Alive!’ The Birth of Home-Grown Horror

Ian Cooper

in Frightmares: A History of British Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071737
eISBN:
9781800341937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter discusses how the interest in British horror films grew at a slow pace. It mentions that there was an enormous popularity of imported American horror films and that this led to a certain ... More


A Return to the Graveyard: Notes on the Spiritual Horror Film

James Kendrick

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the spiritual horror film. Taking as its point of departure the phenomenal box office success of The Sixth Sense and the cycle of American ghost stories it initiated, it ... More


Monsters, and the Viewers Who Love Them

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on horror that prioritizes narrative over sensation to work through why the themes of horror hold fascination for viewers and gamers when not paired with visceral affective ... More


The American Invasion – Camp and Cruelty

Ian Cooper

in Frightmares: A History of British Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071737
eISBN:
9781800341937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how British horror and American horror influenced each other. It talks about how the first wave of American horror in the 1930s was made possible by the input of British ... More


Genre and Themes

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the themes of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). The Shining, in its themes of family trauma and domestic violence, racial and class tension, all connected through the film's ... More


The American Horror Film?: Globalization and Transnational U.S.-Asian Genres

Christina Klein

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the four different ways in which to look at the transnational dimensions of the contemporary horror film, paying particular attention to relations between Hollywood and its ... 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


The Short (and Bloody) History of EC

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the history of the EC comics that inspired George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). The origins of EC can be traced to the beginnings of the American comic book at the start of the ... More


Craven Images: The Road to Scream

Steven West

in Scream

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325277
eISBN:
9781800342248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325277.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter cites Peter Hutchings, who defines post-1972 American horror cinema as marking the advent of the horror-auteur director, believing horror to be the only genre that acquired its own ... More


Watch A Few Movies, Make A Few Notes: Scream’s Layer Cake of References

Steven West

in Scream

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325277
eISBN:
9781800342248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325277.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes how Halloween is referenced throughout Wes Craven's Scream as the definitive slasher text in its own time that was received by some critics as a genre-savvy confidence trick in ... More


Monsters Everywhere: A Very Brief Overview of American Horror

Mathias Clasen

in Why Horror Seduces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190666507
eISBN:
9780190666545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666507.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter gives an outline of the history of American horror across media, from prehistoric roots to postmodern slasher films and horror videogames. A specifically American literary horror ... More


Traumatic Childhood Now Included: Todorov’s Fantastic and the Uncanny Slasher Remake

Andrew Patrick Nelson

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a comparative analysis of a recent horror remake and its original by adapting the critical approach employed by the literary philosopher Tzvetan Todorov in his seminal 1970 ... More


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