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Ghost Towns

Dudley Andrew

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the growing number of horror films across East Asia. It highlights Ringu (1998), a film which incorporates local and aesthetic preferences in a manner that thrilled audiences ... More


The Haunting of Taipei

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ghosts and spirits are conspicuous presences in city films from Taiwan, and this chapter posits the cinematic spectre and the act of haunting as a response to the destruction that accompanies the ... More


Halloween

Murray Leeder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906733797
eISBN:
9781800342149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733797.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The 1970s represented an unusually productive and innovative period for the horror film, and John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) is the film that capped that golden age — and some say ruined it, by ... More


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