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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

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


The Fall of Hammer

Victoria Grace Walden

in Studying Hammer Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733322
eISBN:
9781800342569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733322.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes how Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) set a new precedent for horror which eventually posed a serious threat to Hammer Films. It was set in modern times and featured a human ... More


The Birth of Modern 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/9781911325895.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the birth of modern horror. The horror genre is ultimately concerned with the battle between good and evil. At times this can be very clearly delineated, but in real life this ... More


The Thing

Jez Conolly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733773
eISBN:
9781800342132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Consigned to the deep freeze of critical and commercial reception upon its release in 1982, The Thing has bounced back spectacularly to become one of the most highly regarded productions from the ... More


American Independent 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/9781911325895.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the emergence of American independent horror, looking at George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968). By the mid-1960s, the traditional Hollywood studio system was ... More


The Aesthetics of Artificial Authenticity

Peter Turner

in The Blair Witch Project

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733841
eISBN:
9781800342163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733841.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the visual style of The Blair Witch Project (1999). In notable opposition to the slasher cycle and the later ‘torture porn’ trend in modern horror, The Blair Witch Project ... More


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