Abject Terrors: Surveying the Modern and Postmodern Horror Film

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Peter Lang, 2005 - Performing Arts - 213 pages
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Abject Terrors is an expansive study of the most significant films from the prolific horror genre - from its origins in the 1920s and 1930s, to its contemporary representations. This survey brings together close analyses of individual motion pictures, demonstrating the interconnections among these filmic texts and their contribution to defining quintessential aspects of the modern and postmodern horror film.
  

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A comprehensive look at the horror film genre. Cool, but needs an update or a new edition. Read full review

Contents

A Representative Survey
1
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari Nosferatu Metropolis
19
Dracula The Hunger Interview with the Vampire
37
Vertigo Psycho The Birds
57
The Day the Earth Stood Still Them
81
The Tenant Dont Look Now The Fly
99
2001 A Space Odyssey A Clockwork Orange
127
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Halloween
147
The Wicker Man The Rocky Horror Picture Show
171
Illustrations
191
Works Cited
201
Index
207
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About the author (2005)

The Author: Tony Magistrale is Professor of English at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of two other books published by Peter Lang: Writing Across Culture: An Introduction to Study Abroad and the Writing Process (1995) and Poe's Children: Connections Between Tales of Terror and Detection (1999).

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