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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


Introduction

Gary Bettinson and Daniel Martin

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/9781474424592.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction to Hong Kong Horror Cinema introduces Hong Kong horror from a variety of perspectives, charting the history and development of the genre and citing key films and filmmakers; it puts ... More


Lars von Trier: Provocation, Condemnation and Confrontation

Simon Hobbs

in Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema: Text, Paratext and Home Video Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427371
eISBN:
9781474453554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427371.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Lars von Trier role as a provocateur, although well established, is central to his paratextuality. Approaching his performances in the film festival space as additional paratexts, the chapter shows ... More


The Movement-Image: Horror Cinematography and Mise-en-scène

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/9780748617470.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with mise-en-scène and various kinds of movement in horror cinema. The film theory shaped by psychoanalysis and semiology treats images as static, symbolic components of underlying ... More


‘Mainstream’ 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/9781911325895.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reflects on how the year 2017 saw a renaissance in horror cinema, the genre as a whole becoming 'mainstream'. It looks at the parameters of the term 'mainstream horror', and how it ... 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


Introduction

Jessica Gildersleeve

in Don't Look Now

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325482
eISBN:
9781800342323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325482.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter situates Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now (1973) within the landscape of 1970s cinema in general, and 1970s horror cinema in particular. It also establishes the significance of ... 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


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


Introduction

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/9781911325895.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of horror cinema. Since its inception, horror has been one of the most universally derided and dismissed of film genres. Yet at the same time it has ... More


Don’t Look Now and the Cinema of Trauma

Jessica Gildersleeve

in Don't Look Now

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325482
eISBN:
9781800342323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325482.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter suggests that the trauma in Don't Look Now (1973) is precisely to do with the horror of simultaneously seeing and failing to see, of looking now and looking too late. The ... More


‘It’s Just a Matter of Time’

Michael Blyth

in Devil’s Advocates: In the Mouth of Madness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325406
eISBN:
9781800342293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325406.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the cinematic horror landscape at the time John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness was first released, explaining why the film was so unfairly neglected in 1995. It is often ... More


Postmodern 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/9781911325895.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how, in postmodern horror cinema, the very formulaic nature of the genre becomes part of an in-joke. Wes Craven's Scream (1996) featured teen characters so familiar with slasher ... More


Early European 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/9781911325895.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses early European horror, identifying elements that would go on to become 'monster movie' convention. It looks at Paul Wegener and Carl Boese's Der Golem: Wie er in Die Welt Kam ... More


Sexual Horror Stories: The Eroticisation of Spanish Horror Film (1969–75)

Antonio Lázaro-Reboll

in Spanish Erotic Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on 1970s erotic horror films. It reveals how the Spanish film press became highly critical of what it perceived as an exploitative commercialisation of eroticism and sexuality in ... More


Zombies, dog men and dragons: generic hybridity and gender crisis in British horror of the new millennium

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/9780719075933.003.0030
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses some concerns of British horror cinema with specific reference to an extraordinary proliferation of what Noël Carroll would term ‘fusion monsters’, represented in various ... 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


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


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


Introduction

Ian Cooper

in Frightmares: A History of British Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071737
eISBN:
9781800341937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how British horror films reveal the British national psyche as the heritage film or the social realist drama. It describes the British horror film as the site where high- and ... More


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