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Introduction: New Directions in Horror Film Studies

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/9780748617470.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Horror film fandom revels in the genre's special effects, but a corresponding theoretical exploration of horror aesthetics is scarce. The genre has showcased a strongly affective style from its ... More


From Psychoanalysis to Schizoanalysis: An Intensive Voyage

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/9780748617470.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the established status of psychoanalysis in horror film studies. Gilles Deleuze offers a method and a language to open up the film event to exploration, analysis and ... More


Monsters, and the Viewers Who Love Them

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on horror that prioritizes narrative over sensation to work through why the themes of horror hold fascination for viewers and gamers when not paired with visceral affective ... More


Introduction: Haunted Screens

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the 21st century, the horror genre is defined across mediums, with video games, television, and internet-based forms as central to moving-image horror as is the cinema—and, further, the form and ... More


The Monster Function

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 begins the second part of the book, “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).” Whereas the first part focused on the sensational address and direct stimulation of the horror viewer, gamer, and ... More


I’M SCREEEEEEEEAMING!!!!: The Lowly Art of the Jump Scare

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 looks at jump scares and the fad of “screamers” found across the internet: brief videos or gifs designed to cause an unsuspecting browser to scream and jump. They appeared when jump scares ... More


Monster Stories/Storied Monsters

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This final chapter continues the discussion of monsters by engaging with the writings of Robin Wood, who theorized monsters as fundamentally ambivalent figures who allow us to envision alternatives ... More


The Blackest Eyes . . . The Devil’s Eyes: Horror’s First-Person Camerawork Part 2: The Searching Camera

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the recent development in first-person camerawork in horror, in which the killer-aligned camera of Killer POV has been supplanted by the victim- or protagonist-aligned cameras ... More


The Blackest Eyes . . . The Devil’s Eyes: Horror’s First-Person Camerawork Part 1: Killer POV

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 refines the discussion of the sensational address and horror spectatorship by analyzing the first-person camerawork that I dub “Killer POV.” Killer POV—a subjective camera without a reverse ... More


Epilogue: Three Ways of Looking at Horror in 2017

Adam Charles Hart

in Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190916237
eISBN:
9780190916275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916237.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The epilogue takes stock of the current genre by continuing the look at Get Out and The Shape of Water and fellow 2017 horror film blockbuster It. Focusing on the emblematic images of each film’s ... More


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