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Becoming Anomalous and the Body-Without-Organs

Anna Powell

in Deleuze and Horror Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617470
eISBN:
9780748651061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617470.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the process of becoming across such hybrids as becoming-animal, becoming-woman and becoming-monster. A radical re-working of the subject/object binary is central to Deleuzian ... More


The Wounds of Nations: Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity

Linnie Blake

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075933
eISBN:
9781781700914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075933.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the ways in which the unashamedly disturbing conventions of international horror cinema allow audiences to engage with the traumatic legacy of the recent past in a manner that has ... 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


Body 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/9781911325895.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Canadian film-maker David Cronenberg as one of the most highly regarded auteurs within the horror genre. During the 1970s and 1980s, from low-budget independents to ... More


Cinema of Cruelty: The Birth of Asia Extreme and Miike Takashi’s Audition

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers the case of Takashi Miike’s Audition (1999), the first Japanese horror film released into cinemas by Tartan after the notable impact of Ring, and a formative moment in the ... More


Punishing the Abject Child: The Delight and Discipline of Body Horror in Heinrich Hoffmann’s

Justine Gieni

in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Justine Gieni examines the language and illustrations of Heinrich Hoffman’s 1845 picturebook Struwwelpeter, a seminal text in the genre that, on the surface at least, makes explicit use of horrifying ... More


The Thing

Jez Conolly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733773
eISBN:
9781800342132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Consigned to the deep freeze of critical and commercial reception upon its release in 1982, The Thing has bounced back spectacularly to become one of the most highly regarded productions from the ... More


‘Weird and pissed off whatever it is’

Jez Conolly

in The Thing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733773
eISBN:
9781800342132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about the special effects of The Thing. It defines Body Horror and explores its antecedents beyond filmic reference points. The chapter identifies the four key players of the ... More


The Most Fun You’ll Have Being Scared: Creepshow and Humour

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/9781911325918.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the way in which George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982) is situated within the early 1980s tradition of the horror comedy. If Creepshow did not have the level of savage violence ... More


The Sword and the Chrysanthemum

Grace E. Lavery

in Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691183626
eISBN:
9780691189963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183626.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that representations of the Japanese sword exhibit that distinctively feminized type of exquisite aesthetics. Feminized, because although Victorians were already interested in ... More


‘Now I’ll show you what I already know’

Jez Conolly

in The Thing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733773
eISBN:
9781800342132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the initial reception of audiences to the horror film The Thing. At the time, horror films were considered 'video nasties,' which journalists and news networks spoke ill of, ... More


‘Help me be human’: Cronenberg Becomes The Fly

Emma Westwood

in Devil’s Advocates: The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the relationship between Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg and his film, The Fly (1986). Even though, as a remake, The Fly had travelled a long way before falling into the ... More


‘I’ll hurt you if you stay.’ The Fly scene-by-scene: Act Two

Emma Westwood

in The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the scenes of Act Two of David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986). In Act Two, Seth Brundle makes the transition from amiable and reclusive scientist to predatory and misogynistic ... More


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