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Selected print books on horror films:
Horror Film: A Critical Introduction by Murray Leeder
Throughout the history of cinema, horror has proven to be a genre of consistent popularity, which adapts to different cultural contexts while retaining a recognizable core. Horror Film: A Critical Introduction, the newest in Bloomsbury's Film Genre series, balances the discussions of horror's history, theory, and aesthetics as no introductory book ever has. Featuring studies of films both obscure and famous, Horror Film is international in its scope and chronicles horror from its silent roots until today. As a straightforward and convenient critical introduction to the history and key academic approaches, this book is accessible to the beginner but still of interest to the expert.
Call Number: Walker Library - 2nd Floor: PN1995.9.H6 L388 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Terror and Everyday Life by Jonathan Lake Crane
How does the horror in film relate to the horror we experience in everyday life? This is one of the questions addressed in this examination of the genre of horror film. The author argues that horror films today have broken with the tradition of the genre to embrace far more violent imagery, images that are in keeping with the escalating violence in society. By examining the horror film, its history and its current trends, the author hopes to further our understanding of the meaning of the genre in today′s culture and our fascination with violence.
Call Number: Walker Library - 4th Floor: 791.4309 C85t
Publication Date: 1994
The British Horror Film by Ian Fryer
When Hammer Films broke box office records in 1957 with The Curse of Frankenstein, the company not only resurrected the gothic horror film, but also created a particularly British-flavored form of horror that swept the world. The British Horror Film from the Silents to the Multiplex is your guide to the films, actors, and filmmakers who have thrilled and terrified generations of movie fans. In just one book, you will find the literary and cinematic roots of the genre to the British films made by film legends such as Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, Hammer's accomplishments starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and the post-Hammer horrors such as Peter Walker's Frightmare and huge British-made successes such as Alien and the zombie craze of the twenty-first century. Featuring the history, the films, the stars, the directors, and the studios in one fascinating, fun, and fact-filled volume, whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned gore-hound, this volume covers everything you ever wanted to know about the British horror movie, but were too bone-chillingly afraid to ask.
Call Number: Walker Library - 4th Floor: 791.436164 F94b
Publication Date: 2017
The Birth of the American Horror Film by Gary D. Rhodes
Although early cinema has long been a key area of research in film studies, the origin and development of the horror film has been a neglected subject for what is arguably one of the world's most popular film genres. Using thousands of primary sources and long-unseen illustrations, The Birth of the American Horror Film examines a history that begins in colonial Salem, taking an interdisciplinary approach to explore the influence of horror-themed literature, theatre and visual culture in America, and how that context established an amorphous structural foundation for films produced between 1895 and 1915. Exhaustively researched, bridging scholarship on Horror Studies and Early Cinema, The Birth of the American Horror Film is the first major study dedicated to this vital but often overlooked subject.
Call Number: Walker Library - 4th Floor: 791.436164 R34b
Publication Date: 2018