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Introduction: They Don’t Make ’Em Like They Used To They Don’t Make ’Em Like They Used To On the Rhetoric of Crisis and the Current State of American Horror Cinema

Steffen Hantke

in American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter, which begins by presenting a pessimist’s view of American horror films, suggests that over the last decade, starting from around the mid-1990s, the genre has fallen into a ... More


Reception and Marketing: The Selling of Scream

Steven West

in Scream

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325277
eISBN:
9781800342248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325277.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter cites Mark Jancovich, who views the negative horror fan reaction to Wes Craven's Scream in the context of recurring 'intrageneric conflicts' between fans of a particular genre. It ... More


Afterword: Memory, Genre, and Self-Narrativization; Or, Why I Should Be a More Content Horror Fan

David Church

in American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents the author’s personal reflections on having been a fan and a scholar of horror films. It outlines the difficulties in narrativizing the history and development of a genre as ... More


Introduction: ‘Maybe He’s Too Sophisticated For You?’

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/9781911325406.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness. When the film opened in 1995, it received a response sadly all too familiar for Carpenter: one of general ... More


The Two Bearded Behemoths of Fright

Simon Brown

in Devil’s Advocates: Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an interview of George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). When Stephen King and Romero announced in 1982 that they were working together to produce a horror film with ... More


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