The Horror Film: An Introduction

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Wiley, Oct 30, 2006 - Performing Arts - 340 pages
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Combining historical narrative with close readings of several significant horror films, this brief volume offers a broad and lively introduction to cinematic horror. In doing so, it outlines and investigates important issues in the production, consumption, and cultural interpretation of the genre.

  • An ideal text for perennially popular courses on the horror film genre.
  • Examines the ways in which horror movies have been produced, received, and interpreted by filmmakers, audiences, and critics, from the 1920s to the present.
  • Provides a short historical introduction of the horror film as an orientation to the field.
  • Analyses a wide variety of major works in the genre, including Frankenstein, Cat People, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween and Bram Stokerís Dracula.

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User Review  - Christa - Goodreads

We used this book for my summer session film class but I ended up reading the whole thing because I thought it was awesome. He breaks it up into two history sections beginning with the Grand Guignol ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Rick Worland is Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Cinema-Television at Southern Methodist University. He has published in many scholarly journals, including Cinema Journal, and has contributed essays to a number of film collections.

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