Brutal Bedtime Stories: A Supernatural Horror Story Collection [Audiobook]
Twenty First Century Horror Films: A information to the most productive fresh horror motion pictures via Douglas Keesey
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Overview: From the vengeful ghosts of J-horror to the strolling lifeless in 28 Days and World War Z, from the creepiness of Spain’s haunted homes to the graphic gore of the New French Extremism, horror is in all places within the twenty-first century. This full of life and illuminating ebook explores over 100 fresh horror motion pictures, offering insightful and provocative readings of what they imply whilst together with a lot of quotes from their creators. Some of those motion pictures, together with The Babadook, The Green Inferno, It Follows, The Neon Demon, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Witch, are so contemporary that this can be one of the crucial first instances they’re mentioned in ebook shape.
The ebook is split into 3 primary sections: ‘nightmares’, ‘countries’ and ‘inventions’. ‘Nightmares’ appears to be like at new manifestations of conventional fears, together with creepy dolls, haunted homes and demonic ownership in addition to vampires, werewolves, witches and zombies; and in addition considers extra fresh anxieties comparable to dread of house invasion and homophobia. ‘Nations’ explores fright motion pictures from world wide, together with Australia, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Spain and Sweden in addition to the United Kingdom and the United States. ‘Innovations’ specializes in the most recent traits in terror from 3-D to found-footage motion pictures, from Twilight teenager romance to torture porn, and from frame horror and eco-horror to techno-horror. Parodies, remakes and American diversifications of Asian horror also are mentioned.
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Joss Whedon vs. The Horror Tradition: The Production of Genre in Buffy and Beyond by way of Kristopher Karl Woofter, Lorna Jowett
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Overview: Although ostensibly introduced as “mild leisure,” the paintings of writer-director-producer Joss Whedon takes a lot darkish inspiration from the horror style to create a singular aesthetic and carry out a cultural critique. Featuring monsters, the undead, in addition to drawing upon folklore and fairy stories, his many productions each rejoice and masterfully repurpose the traditions of horror for their very own manner. Woofter and Jowett’s assortment seems at how Whedon revisits current feminist tropes within the ’70s and ’80s “slasher” craze by the use of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to create a feminist saga; the leading edge use of silent cinema tropes to provide a brand new fear-laden, film-television intertext; postmodernist reflexivity in Cabin within the Woods; in addition to exploring new ideas on “cosmic dread” and the chic for a richer figuring out of programmes Dollhouse and Firefly. Chapters give you the historic context of horror in addition to the precise manufacturing backgrounds that by way of turns improve, constrain or become this mode of filmmaking. Informed by way of a variety of concept from inside of philosophy, movie research, queer research, psychoanalysis, feminism and different fields, the professional contributions to this quantity end up the long-lasting relevance of Whedon’s genre-based universe to the learn about of movie, tv, pop culture and past.
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Campy Cult Classic by Dave Thompson
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Overview: With the single exception of Homer there is no eminent writer not even Sir Walter Scott whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare when I measure my mind against his. – From SHAW ON SHAKESPEARE Celebrated playwright critic and essayist George Bernard Shaw was more like the Elizabethan master that he would ever admit.
Both men were intristic dramatists who shared a rich and abiding respect for the stage. Shakespeare was the produce of a tempestuous and enlightening era under the reign of his patron Queen Elizabeth I; while G.B.S. reflected the racy and risque spirt of the late 19th century as the champion of modern drama by playwrights like Ibsen and later himself. Culled from Shaw’s reviews prefaces letters to actors and critics and other writings SHAW ON SHAKESPEARE offers a fascinating and unforgettable portrait of the 16th century playwright by his most outspoken critic. This is a witty and provocative classic that combines Shaw’s prodigious critical acumen with a superlative prose style second to none (except perhaps Shakespeare!).
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The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature
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Horror Films by Subgenre: A Viewer’s Guide by Chris Vander Kaay, Kathleen Fernandez-Vander Kaay
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Overview: More horror movies are produced and released each year than any other film genre. While horror enjoys broad popularity, many hardcore fans voraciously consume films from their favorite subgenres while avoiding others entirely. This says something interesting about the films and their audiences.
This primer and reference guide defines and explores 75 alphabetically listed subgenres of horror film, from Abduction to Witchcraft and two Zombie subgenres. Each sizeable entry provides a critical survey of the subgenre, a detailed examination of its characteristic elements and themes, and a discussion of three or four exemplary titles as well as other titles of interest.
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Deleuze and Horror Film (Deleuze Connections)
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