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Let the Right One In

Anne Billson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733506
eISBN:
9781800342514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

These days it takes a very special vampire movie to stand out. Like Twilight, the Swedish film Let the Right One In is a love story between a human and a vampire but there the resemblance ends. Let ... More


Touched by a Vampire Named Angel: The Supernatural In Contemporary Teen Popular Culture

Lynn Schofield Clark

in From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300239
eISBN:
9780199850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300239.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines religion's coding in the television programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. It analyzes how these programs refer to organized religion and to the lore of vampires and how ... More


Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Monika Mueller (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496804747
eISBN:
9781496804785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804747.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The undead are very much alive in the contemporary cultural imaginary. Monsters in general, and vampires and zombies specifically, have garnered a generous amount of attention in print media, cinema, ... More


Black Sunday

Martyn Conterio

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Despite its reputation as one of the greatest and most influential of all horror films, there is surprisingly little literature dedicated to Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), and this work is the ... More


Modern-Day Vampires

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/9781911325895.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the vampire movie, which has undoubtedly been the most enduring sub-genre throughout the history of horror cinema. From the German Expressionism of Nosferatu, through the ... More


Listen, Inc.: Aural Modernity and Incorporation

Roshanak Kheshti

in Modernity'S Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479867011
eISBN:
9781479861125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867011.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 performs close readings of transcriptions of a nationally syndicated, travel themed radio show—to which Kinship Records president Jon Cohen was a regular contributor—and of the recent ... More


“Simply the Form”: Inscription, Phonography, and the Chinese Scene of Writing

Christopher Bush

in Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195393828
eISBN:
9780199866601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The second chapter turns from writing-as-image to writing-as-inscription, focusing on Victor Segalen’s Stèles (1912), a prose poem collection that formally emulates the Chinese stone monuments from ... More


. Aeschylus and Dracula

John Kerrigan

in Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184515
eISBN:
9780191674280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184515.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Death is inevitable to every form of life. The slow decay of human flesh is gruesome, but nonetheless intriguing for most tragedy writers. The rituals surrounding burials add to the seduction of ... More


Karl Marx's Vampires and Grave-diggers

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The most vivid representation of the bourgeoisie's doomed state of possession by irresistible forces is to be found in Karl Marx's repeated images of capital as a vampire. After Friedrich Engels had ... More


Preface

Cristina Massaccesi

in Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238451
eISBN:
9781800341975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238451.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a preface on this book's study of Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922). The appearance of Nosferatu in 1922 is the first appearance ever of a ... More


Introduction

Cristina Massaccesi

in Devil’s Advocates: Nosferatu A Symphony Of Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238451
eISBN:
9781800341975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238451.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Nosferatu. Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu. A Symphony of Horror), which was directed by German director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau in 1922. A ... More


Film Synopsis

Cristina Massaccesi

in Devil’s Advocates: Nosferatu A Symphony Of Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238451
eISBN:
9781800341975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238451.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the synopsis of Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922). The young estate agent Hutter is sent by his shady employer Knock to a remote place in the ... More


‘Be Me, For a Little While’

Anne Billson

in Let the Right One In

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733506
eISBN:
9781800342514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In as one of the best new horror films since the genre's last great creative flourishing in the 1970s. It highlights some of Let the Right ... More


The Vampire as Serial Killer: Why Would a Kid Kill Jocke?

Anne Billson

in Let the Right One In

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733506
eISBN:
9781800342514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces the term 'serial killer', which refers to someone who murders people one at a time and was reportedly coined by FBI Special Agent Robert Ressler in the 1970s. It recounts how ... More


The Vampire as Metaphor

Anne Billson

in Let the Right One In

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733506
eISBN:
9781800342514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explains how horror stories have dabbled in parts of the human condition that more respectable mainstream culture dares not touch. It considers vampire movies and books that provide an ... More


Becoming a Vampire: I don’t Want to Live.

Anne Billson

in Let the Right One In

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733506
eISBN:
9781800342514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at vampire movies that became a metaphor for drug addiction in films like Martin, Near Dark and Abel Ferrara's The Addiction from 1995. It recounts how AIDS hit the headlines in ... More


The Vampire’s Lifestyle: Are You, Like, Poor?

Anne Billson

in Let the Right One In

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733506
eISBN:
9781800342514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses traditional vampires that live in large cob-webbed castles or crumbling stately mansions or sometimes dabble in real estate or property development, such as in the film The ... More


The Vampire’s Nemesis: I’d Like to Tear That Damned Kid Limb From Limb.

Anne Billson

in Let the Right One In

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733506
eISBN:
9781800342514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about vampire movies of the 1960s that did not follow the Hammer template of the Van Helsing-esque agent defeating evil. It describes Mario Bava's Black Sunday from 1960 as a more ... More


High Falls

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is all about high falls—backward and forward. Every fall is different, and the type of fall dictates the position of the airbag the stunt person falls into. Highlighted are stuntwomen ... More


Engendering Friendship: Exploring Jewish and Vampiric Boyhood in Joann Sfar’s Little Vampire

Rebecca A. Brown

in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811677
eISBN:
9781496811714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents a reading of Joann Sfar's Little Vampire (2008), which chronicles the escapades of a diminutive monster and his preteen Jewish friend Michael. It demonstrates that Little ... More


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