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American horror film

American horror film

the genre at the turn of the millennium

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Published by University Press of Mississippi in Jackson .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Horror films -- United States -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Steffen Hantke.
    ContributionsHantke, Steffen, 1962-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.H6 A385 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23944837M
    ISBN 109781604734539, 9781604734546
    LC Control Number2009047222

    Robin Wood was a brilliant critic and theorist whose work helped define the very field of film studies in the s and s. Among his most significant contributions—building upon concepts from Marx and Freud—was his theorization of the horror film as Western culture’s collective nightmare. Horror also serves as one of the central genres in more complex modern works such as Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves (), a finalist for the National Book Award. There are many horror novels for teens, such as The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (). Additionally, many movies, particularly animated ones, use a horror aesthetic.

      Directed by Michael S. Rodriguez. With Felissa Rose, Lynn Lowry, Arch Hall Jr., Robert Allen Mukes. Three terrifying tales to keep you awake all night: Night of the /10(). Ghostbusters, the iconic movie of , is one that has left impact upon generation after generation. Considered a staple film for its time, Ghostbusters was a movie that combined comedy, horror, and fantasy in a perfect way uniting us with its stellar characters (and the cast that played them).

    Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium (, Hardcover) at the best online . Horror Films are unsettling films designed to frighten and panic, cause dread and alarm, and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience. Horror films effectively center on the dark side of life, the forbidden, and strange and alarming events.


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