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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


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 Short (and Bloody) History of EC

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the history of the EC comics that inspired George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). The origins of EC can be traced to the beginnings of the American comic book at the start of the ... More


A Dreamer and a Visionary: H P Lovecraft in His Time

S. T. Joshi

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239468
eISBN:
9781846312991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312991
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

H. P. Lovecraft has come to be recognised as the leading author of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century. But how did a man who died in poverty, with no book of his stories published in his ... More


Ramsey Campbell and Modern Horror Fiction

S. T. Joshi

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237655
eISBN:
9781781380697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237655.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ramsey Campbell is one of the world's leading writers of supernatural stories, although he has received far less attention than other practitioners of the genre. This book provides a thematic rather ... More


Contemporary Zombies

Xavier Aldana Reyes

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Although traditionally only on the fringes of the Gothic, zombies have dominated the cultural landscape of the twenty-first century thanks to their metaphorical richness. This chapter identifies two ... More


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