Horror Film Reader

ISBN-10: 0879102977

ISBN-13: 9780879102975

Edition: 2000

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Description: These essays offer a broad overview of the horror film genre, from the silent screen to Scream 3, demonstrating how it remains defiantly, frighteningly alive.

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List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 8/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Bill Watts is a retired professional wrestler. He lives in Bixby, Oklahoma. Scott Williams is a reporter, legal journalist, and wrestling commentator. He is the author of Terry Funk: The Hardcore Legend. He lives in Dickinson, Texas.Alain Silveris the author ofThe Samurai Filmand the coauthor of fifteen other books, includingRaymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, and two screenplays. He has written numerous articles for theLos Angeles Times,DGA Magazine,Film Comment, andPhoton. He has also produced nine independent features and over fifty soundtrack albums, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.James Ursinihas contributed to various publications includingCinema,Femme Fatales,Mediascene, andPhoton. Together, they are the coauthors of eleven books, among them the Film Noir Reader series,Film Noir: An Encyclopedia Reference to the American Style, andThe Noir Style. They both live in Santa Monica.

Alain Silveris the author ofThe Samurai Filmand the coauthor of fifteen other books, includingRaymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, and two screenplays. He has written numerous articles for theLos Angeles Times,DGA Magazine,Film Comment, andPhoton. He has also produced nine independent features and over fifty soundtrack albums, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.James Ursinihas contributed to various publications includingCinema,Femme Fatales,Mediascene, andPhoton. Together, they are the coauthors of eleven books, among them the Film Noir Reader series,Film Noir: An Encyclopedia Reference to the American Style, andThe Noir Style. They both live in Santa Monica.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 3
Seminal Essays
Ghoulies and Ghostiesp. 9
Horror Filmsp. 21
The Subconscious: From Pleasure Castle to Libido Hotelp. 39
The Face of Horrorp. 51
A Bloody New Wave in the United Statesp. 63
Horror Is My Businessp. 67
The Horror Film: Polanski and Repulsionp. 77
From Voyeurism to Infinityp. 87
Mario Bava: the Illusion of Realityp. 95
New Perspectives
Neglected Nightmaresp. 111
Is the Devil American? William Dieterle's The Devil and Daniel Websterp. 129
Violence, Women, and Disability in Tod Browning's Freaks and The Devil Dollp. 151
Monsters as (Uncanny) Metaphors: Freud, Lakoff, and the Representation of Monstrosity in Cinematic Horrorp. 167
The Anxiety of Influence: Georges Franju and the Medical Horror Shows of Jess Francop. 193
Seducing the Subject: Freddy Kruegerp. 223
What Rough Beast? Insect Politics and The Flyp. 237
Demon Daddies: Gender, Ecstasy and Terror in the Possession Filmp. 247
Women on the Verge of a Gothic Breakdown: Sex, Drugs and Corpses in The Horrible Dr. Hichcockp. 269
Candyman: Urban Space, Fear, and Entitlementp. 281
The Haunting and the Power of Suggestion: Why Robert Wise's Film Continues to "Deliver the Goods" to Modern Audiencesp. 305
Notes on Contributorsp. 317
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