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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


“A Common Thrill”: Evangelicalism and the Culture of Fear

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter establishes four contextual factors shaping the Religion of Fear: the history of evangelicalism, political fear, American Christian demonology, and the evangelical mediascape. By ... More


 “Shake ’Em to Wake ’Em”: Hell Houses and the Conservative Evangelical Theater of Horror

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The subject of this chapter is the growing popularity of Christian alternatives to Halloween haunted houses. The most famous of these is Keenan Roberts's Hell House, a multiscene morality play that ... More


Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic

Laura Helen Marks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042140
eISBN:
9780252050886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book argues that pornographic film relies on a particular "Victorianness" in generating eroticism—a Gothic Victorianness that is monstrous and restrained, repressed but also perverse, static but ... More


Real Horror

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Horror is not the same as fear, and while fear contains an essential action tendency horror does not. And while we can enjoy fear (as Aristotle argued in our viewing of tragic theater) there is no ... 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


Daniel Calparsoro

Ann Davies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073649
eISBN:
9781781702093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073649.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Daniel Calparsoro, a director who has contributed to the contemporary scene in Spanish and Basque cinema, has provoked strong reactions from the critics. Reductively dismissed as a purveyor of crude ... More


One God, No Ancestors, in a World Renewed

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Focuses on the absence of ancestor cults in the Bible, and notes that the ground already covered in the book indicates that the priestly editors of the Pentateuch in the sixth and fifth centuries ... 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


Conclusion: horror cinema and traumatic events

Linnie Blake

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075933
eISBN:
9781781700914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075933.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reveals that this study is engaged with a number of debates drawn from horror film scholarship, trauma theory, post-colonial studies and cultural studies. This chapter also discusses ... More


Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society

Johnny Walker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748689736
eISBN:
9781474416009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689736.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Combining industrial research and primary interview material with detailed textual analysis, Contemporary British Horror Cinema looks beyond the dominant paradigms which have explained away British ... More


Dario Argento

L. Andrew Cooper

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037092
eISBN:
9780252094385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037092.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror. In his four ... More


The Art of Branding:: Tartan “Asia Extreme” Films

Chi-Yun Shin

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the “Asia Extreme” label of London-based Tartan Films and its relation with recent East Asian horror films. It examines Tartan's marketing strategies and its aspiration to ... More


Why Horror Seduces

Mathias Clasen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190666507
eISBN:
9780190666545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666507.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book explains the appeals and functions of horror entertainment by drawing on cutting-edge findings in the evolutionary social sciences, showing how the horror genre is a product of human ... More


The Poetics of Evil: Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy

Philip Tallon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778935
eISBN:
9780199919109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778935.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The problem of evil has been a major focus in philosophy of religion for the last fifty years. But the academic literature has shown a bias against including aesthetic or artistic considerations in ... More


Monsters in the Machine: Science Fiction Film and the Militarization of America after World War II

Steffen Hantke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496805652
eISBN:
9781496805690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805652.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During the 1950s and early 1960s, the American film industry produced a distinct cycle of films situated on the boundary between horror and science fiction. Using the familiar imagery of science ... More


The Monsters and the Critics: Theodicyand Horrendous Evils

Philip Tallon

in The Poetics of Evil: Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778935
eISBN:
9780199919109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778935.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Finally, this chapter looks at horrendous evils, an aesthetic theme in theodicy that has often been used as an attack on the existence of God, but has recently been used in the work of Marilyn McCord ... More


Undead Ghosts and Living Prey: Fantasy and Horror

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the mental mechanisms that evoke fascination with film types such as fantasy and horror. It first discusses general reasons for the salience of fantastic and counterintuitive ... More


In Defense of Sentimentality

Robert C. Solomon

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy has as much to do with feelings as it does with thoughts and thinking. It requires sensitivity and a kind of devotion as well as curiosity about the world and a critical spirit. It is a ... More


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

Jessica R. McCort (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children’s Literature and Culture is a collection of essays that seeks to consider gothic horror texts for children with the respect such texts deserve, weighing the ... More


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