Horror, the Film Reader

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 188 pages
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Horror, The Film Reader brings together key articles to provide a comprehensive resource for students of horror cinema. Mark Jancovich's introduction traces the development of horror film from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to The Blair Witch Project, and outlines the main critical debates. Combining classic and recent articles, each section explores a central issue of horror film, and features an editor's introduction outlining the context of debates.
 

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Contents

The American Nightmare Horror in the 70s
25
Why Horror?
33
Why Horror? The Peculiar Pleasures of a Popular Genre
47
GENDER SEXUALITY AND THE HORROR FILM
57
When the woman looks
61
Horror and the MonstrousFeminine An Imaginary Abjection
67
Her body Himself Gender in the Slasher Film
77
The Monster and the Homosexual
91
The Problem of British Horror
115
Sleaze Mania EuroTrash and High Art The place of European Art Films in American Low Culture
125
CONSUM1NG FEARS
135
Horror for sale The Marketing and Reception of Classic Horror Cinema
137
Genre and the Audience Genre Classifications and Cultural Distinctions in the Mediation of The Silence of the Lambs
151
Learning to Scream
163
Refusing to Refuse to Look Female Viewers of the Horror Film
169
Bibliography
179

PRODUC1NG HORRORS
103
Production and Reproduction The case of Frankenstein
105

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Mark Jancovich is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Nottingham.

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