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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


Horror and Gothic in the 1970s

Julia Round

in Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers some of the possible influences on Misty, drawing links with other comics as well as a wider tradition of horror across multiple media in 1970s Britain. It explores the ... More


It Follows

Joshua Grimm

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325581
eISBN:
9781800342354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325581.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Amid a recent resurgence in horror films, David Robert Mitchell's It Follows stands out as a particularly bold entry, a horror fan's dream come true that sparked a renewed creativity. Pulling a ... More


The Fall of the House of Ulmer: Europe versus America in the Gothic Vision of The Black Cat

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Seven discusses Edgar Ulmer's The Black Cat as the creation of a high modernist European émigré working in a lowbrow American genre, the horror movie. Ulmer portrays a self-destructive ... 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


Life After Death: Carrie’s legacy

Neil Mitchell

in Carrie

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733728
eISBN:
9781800342118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733728.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights Carrie's legacy. The influence of Brian De Palma's Carrie, in terms of themes, structure, and milieu, would be felt across not just the horror genre but also the comedy genre ... 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


Varieties of Aesthetic Disgust

Carolyn Korsmeyer

in Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756940
eISBN:
9780199895212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756940.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Much contemporary art is notorious for its deliberate arousal of disgust, but the phenomenon is hardly new, and the artworks this chapter considers span centuries, genres, and media. Literature, ... More


Introduction

Joshua Grimm

in Devil’s Advocates: It Follows

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325581
eISBN:
9781800342354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325581.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins with a description of film director David Robert Mitchell's recurring nightmare when he was 10 years old of being slowly followed by something that could adopt multiple ... More


Birth of a Monster

Neil Mitchell

in Carrie

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733728
eISBN:
9781800342118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733728.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the surrounding forces, both individual and collective, which led to the writing and subsequent filming of Carrie (1976), giving a clear picture of its place within the popular ... 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


The Curse of Frankenstein

Marcus K. Harmes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733858
eISBN:
9781800342170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733858.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Critics abhorred it, audiences loved it, and Hammer executives were thrilled with the box office returns: The Curse of Frankenstein was big business. The 1957 film is the first to bring together in a ... 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


Release, Reception and Cultural Legacy

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/9781911325444.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the release, reception, and cultural legacy of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). When The Shining was released, it did not immediately receive the acclaim that many ... More


Introduction: Candyman and ’90s Horror

Jon Towlson

in Candyman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325543
eISBN:
9781800342347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325543.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Candyman (1992). In an era dominated by tired pastiche, Candyman remains one of the most original and finest horror movies. Based on Clive Barker's ... 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


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


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: Fantasy Scotlands

David Martin-Jones

in Scotland: Global Cinema: Genres, Modes and Identities

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633913
eISBN:
9780748651207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633913.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines filmmaking in Scotland in the 1990s and 2000s in a global context and considers the different identities on offer in the various fantasy Scotlands created by filmmakers from around ... More


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