By Harry M. Benshoff
This state-of-the-art assortment positive aspects unique essays via eminent students on considered one of cinema's such a lot dynamic and enduringly well known genres, overlaying every thing from the historical past of horror video clips to the most recent severe approaches.
Contributors comprise some of the most interesting teachers operating within the box, in addition to interesting more youthful scholars
Varied and accomplished assurance, from the background of horror to broader problems with censorship, gender, and sexuality
Covers either English-language and non-English horror movie traditions
Key subject matters contain horror movie aesthetics, theoretical ways, distribution, artwork residence cinema, ethnographic surrealism, and horror's relation to documentary movie practice
A thorough therapy of this dynamic movie style suited for students and fanatics alike
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