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In the Mouth of Madness

Michael Blyth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325406
eISBN:
9781800342293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325406.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Somewhat overlooked upon its initial release in 1995, John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness has since developed a healthy cult reputation. But far more than simply a fan favourite, this closing ... More


Black Sunday

Martyn Conterio

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Despite its reputation as one of the greatest and most influential of all horror films, there is surprisingly little literature dedicated to Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), and this work is the ... 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


The Descent

James Marriott

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733711
eISBN:
9781800342101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733711.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The story of an all-female caving expedition gone horribly wrong, The Descent (2005) is arguably the best of the mid-2000s horror entries to return verve and intensity to the genre. Unlike its peers ... More


SAW

Ben Poole

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Like all game changers within the horror genre, SAW was an independent success, a low-budget champion that flourished without the patronage of a big studio. Not bad for the most successful horror ... More


Suspiria

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238475
eISBN:
9781800341982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238475.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As one of the most globally recognisable instances of 20th-century Eurohorror, Dario Argento's Suspiria (1976) is poetic, chaotic, and intriguing. The cult reputation of Argento's baroque nightmare ... More


Studying Horror Cinema

Bryan Turnock

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325895
eISBN:
9781800342460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325895.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Aimed at teachers and students new to the subject, this book is a comprehensive survey of the genre from silent cinema to its twenty-first century resurgence. Structured as a series of thirteen case ... 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


The Shining

Laura Mee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Taking a fresh look at The Shining (1980), this book situates the film within the history of the horror genre and examines its rightful status as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. It ... More


Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Lindsay Hallam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325642
eISBN:
9781800342385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325642.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When David Lynch's film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, a prequel to the television series Twin Peaks, premiered at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, it was met with met with outright hostility. ... 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


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


The Silence of the Lambs

Barry Forshaw

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs, based on Thomas Harris's bestseller, was a game-changer in the fields of both horror and crime cinema. FBI trainee Clarice Starling was a new kind of heroine, ... More


M

Samm Deighan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325772
eISBN:
9781800342422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325772.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fritz Lang's first sound feature, M (1931), is one of the earliest serial killer films in cinema history and laid the foundation for future horror movies and thrillers, particularly those with a ... 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


Candyman

Jon Towlson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325543
eISBN:
9781800342347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325543.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When Candyman was released in 1992, Roger Ebert gave it his thumbs up, remarking that the film was “scaring him with ideas and gore, rather than just gore.” Indeed, Candyman is almost unique in 1990s ... More


Carrie

Neil Mitchell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733728
eISBN:
9781800342118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733728.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Brian De Palma's adaptation of Stephen King's debut novel, Carrie (1976), is one of the defining films of 1970s ‘New Hollywood’ style and a horror classic. The story of a teenage social outcast who ... More


Frightmares: A History of British Horror Cinema

Ian Cooper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071737
eISBN:
9781800341937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The horror film reveals as much, if not more, about the British psyche as the more respectable heritage film or the critically revered social realist drama. Yet, like a mad relative locked in the ... 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


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