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Routledge Film Guidebooks - Horror


Horror cinema is a hugely successful, but at the same time culturally illicit, genre that spans the history of cinema. It continues to flourish with recent cycles of supernatural horror and torture porn that span the full range of horror styles and aesthetics. It is enjoyed by audiences everywhere, but also seen as a malign influence by others.

Brigid Cherry provides a comprehensive overview of the horror film and explores how the genre works. Examining the way horror films create images of gore and the uncanny through film technology and effects, Cherry provides an account of the way cinematic and stylistic devices create responses of terror and disgustin the viewer.

Horror further explores the role of horror cinema in society and culture, looking at how it represents various identity groups and engages with social anxieties, and examining the way horror sees, and is seen by, society. A range of national cinemas both historical and recent are discussed, including canonical films such as:
The Curse of Frankenstein
Night of the Living Dead
Ginger Snaps
Suspiria
Halloween
The Evil Dead
Candyman
Saw
Ringu
Nosferatu


CONTENTS
Figures and tables
Acknowledgements
1. The horror genre: form and function
2. Horror aesthetics and affect
3. Horror cinema and its pleasures
4. Horror and the cultural moment
Filmography
Notes
Bibliography
Index



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