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Dark Dreams 2.0

A Psychological History of the Modern Horror Film from the 1950s to the 21st Century

Charles Derry (author) John Russell Taylor (foreword)

ISBN: 9780786433971

Publication Date: Nov 2009

Format: Hardback

An examination of modern horror cinema that highlights particularly how such films reflect social anxieties, representing the most popular, accessible expression of society's everyday fears, but also expressing much about the nation's political values. It includes chapters which update the horror genre through the eighties and nineties.
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This critical examination of modern horror cinema highlights particularly how such films reflect social anxieties of their times, representing the most popular, accessible expression of society's everyday fears, but also expressing much about the nation's political values. This revised edition includes new chapters which update the horror genre through the eighties, nineties, and the present. New material focuses on such directors as Brian DePalma, David Cronenberg, and M. Night Shyamalan; high-profile remakes; and wildly popular Asian millennial horror. The book includes more than 800 photographs as well as interviews with William Friedkin, Robert Aldrich, George A. Romero, Curtis Harrington, and William Castle.
Illustrations 988 photographs, filmography
Pages 447
Date Published 30 Nov 2009
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Film: styles & genres  
Charles Derry is a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and teaches writing and film criticism at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where he is the Coordinator of the Film Studies Program. He has also written on popular culture, melodrama, and soap opera.

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