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The Horror Film

Charles Affron (editor) Robert Lyons (editor)

ISBN: 9780813533636

Publication Date: Feb 2004

Format: Paperback

Focusing on recent postmodern examples, this is a collection of essays reviewing the history of the horror film and the psychological reasons for its persistent appeal.
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Here, Stephen Prince has collected essays reviewing the history of the horror film and the psychological reasons for its persistent appeal, as well as discussions of the developmental responses of children and young adult viewers to the genre. The book focuses on recent post-modern examples such as "The Blair Witch Project". Controversially, the book also includes a discussion of Holocaust films in relation to horror. Part One features essays on the silent and classical Hollywood eras. Part Two focuses on the post World War II era and examines the historical, aesthetic and psychological characteristics of contemporary horror films. In contrast to horror during the classical Hollywood period, contemporary horror features more graphic and prolonged visualizations of disturbing and horrific imagery, as well as other distinguishing characteristics. Prince's introduction provides an overview of the genre, contextualizing the readings that will follow.
Illustrations 30 illustrations
Pages 272
Date Published 28 Feb 2004
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Series Depth of Field Series
Subject/s Films, cinema  

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