Abject Terrors: Surveying the Modern and Postmodern Horror Film
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 Representative Survey
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari Nosferatu Metropolis
Dracula The Hunger Interview with the Vampire
Vertigo Psycho The Birds
The Day the Earth Stood Still Them
The Tenant Dont Look Now The Fly
2001 A Space Odyssey A Clockwork Orange
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