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Introduction: Horror now and then

Fred Botting

in Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gothic preserves the illusion of darkness death, and sexuality in a world given over to the omnipresence of virtual light and life on screens. Where do simulations begin or end? Does horror or ... More


Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Fred Botting

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Horror is not what it used to be. Nor are its Gothic avatars. The meaning of monsters, vampires and ghosts has changed significantly over the last 200 years, as have the mechanisms (from fiction to ... 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


The Films of Terence Fisher

Wheeler Winston Dixon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325345
eISBN:
9781800342279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325345.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tracing the entire career of the British director Terence Fisher, best known for his Gothic horror films for Hammer — such as The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Dracula (1958) — this book covers ... More


Polanski and Horror: Rosemary’s Baby

Rebekah Owens

in Macbeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325130
eISBN:
9781800342521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325130.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Roman Polanski's approach to the genre and horror output before the film Macbeth. It discusses Polanski's 1965 work Repulsion, that centres around Carol Ledoux and her ... More


Hands, Fingers and Fists: ‘Grasping’ Hong Kong Horror Films

David Scott Diffrient

in Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424592
eISBN:
9781474444705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424592.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The cultural imaginary of kung-fu cinema has been codified as a physically balletic and graceful, if also violently bloody and brutal, genre defined in part by the persistent presence of deadly, ... More


The Presentation of the Supernatural – ‘Strange things I have in head’

Rebekah Owens

in Macbeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325130
eISBN:
9781800342521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325130.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on how Roman Polanski exploited violence that can engender a physical response in the audience. It analyses how the feel of violence and emotional response it provokes provide ... More


Introduction

James Gracey

in Devil’s Advocates: The Company Of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on The Company of Wolves, as a dark fantasy film about the horrors of the adult world and of adult sexuality glimpsed through the dreams of an adolescent girl. It analyses how ... More


Once Upon a Time

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Neil Jordan, who was born in Rosses Point, County Sligo on 25 February 1950, and studied English and History at University College Dublin. It talks about Jordan's first book, ... More


Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Mary Shelley

David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author during a cold ... More


The House of Sci-Fi: Hammer and Science Fiction

Nick Riddle

in Constellations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325529
eISBN:
9781800342330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325529.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hammer and its history with science fiction. Hammer had become, by 1963, an easy studio to pin down: the broader production slate of the 1950s had been narrowed to mainly ... More


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