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Fearful Habitations: Upward Mobility and the Horror Genre

Sangita Gopal

in Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226304250
eISBN:
9780226304274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304274.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The reinvention and the rise in scale of the Hindi horror genre are symbolic of the emergence of the New Bollywood. Recasting itself as a metropolitan product addressed to India's globalizing middle ... More


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


Screaming, Slashing, Sequelling: What the Sequel Did to the Horror Movie

Carolyn Jess-Cooke

in Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626038
eISBN:
9780748670895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626038.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the ways in which the sequel operates in conjunction with genre to facilitate discourse, institutional practices and spectatorial engagement. It specifically addresses the ... 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


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


British film production and the horror genre

Johnny Walker

in Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748689736
eISBN:
9781474416009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689736.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 contemplates why British horror was revived at the dawning of the new millennium, and also considers some of the reasons why British horror films produced in the 2000s and 2010s can be ... 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


Conclusion

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter explains that while many studies and critiques have continued to limit its status within the horror genre, audiences and filmmakers have embraced Stanley Kubrick's The Shining ... 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


Long time dead

Johnny Walker

in Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748689736
eISBN:
9781474416009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689736.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society charts the rebirth of the British horror film in the twenty-first century, paying close attention to both the cultural and economic ... 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


The Horror Film and the Studio System

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the ambivalent relationship between horror and mainstream cinema. Despite horror's niche status, mass audiences are drawn to supernatural elements and themes of peril as a ... More


Critical Reception

Benjamin Poole

in SAW

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733568
eISBN:
9781800342057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733568.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the critical reception of SAW (2004). Critical acclaim for the SAW films is rare. The New York Times regarded the series as 'distasteful', while the LA Times went as far as to ... More


American Gothic

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/9781911325895.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines another convention of the horror genre: the 'Terrible Place', identified by Carol Clover as somewhere which at first appears to be a safe haven but which in fact acts to trap ... More


Body 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/9781911325895.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Canadian film-maker David Cronenberg as one of the most highly regarded auteurs within the horror genre. During the 1970s and 1980s, from low-budget independents to ... More


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


Genre

Darren Arnold

in The Devils

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325758
eISBN:
9781800342415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325758.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the genre of Ken Russell's The Devils (1973). Nowadays, it is common to see The Devils lumped in with horror programming, and while identifying the film as belonging to the ... More


Introduction

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of The Shining (1980), Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling novel of the same name. The Shining is widely acclaimed as one of the ... More


Kubrick and Horror

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Stanley Kubrick's relationship with the horror genre. The Shining (1980) is a clear example of Kubrick's status as ‘an artist of complex and popular work’—rather than being ... More


Genre and Themes

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the themes of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). The Shining, in its themes of family trauma and domestic violence, racial and class tension, all connected through the film's ... More


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