The Horror, the Film Reader, Paperback

The Horror, the Film Reader Paperback

Edited by Mark Jancovich

Part of the In Focus: Routledge Film Readers series

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Horror, The Film Reader brings together key articles to provide a comprehensive resource for students of horror cinema.

Mark Jancovich's introduction traces the development of horror film from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to The Blair Witch Project, and outlines the main critical debates.

Combining classic and recent articles, each section explores a central issue of horror film, and features an editor's introduction outlining the context of debates.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 15 b&w photos, bibliography
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780415235624



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Mark Jancovich collects a wide variety of essays that delve into many of the facets associated with the horror film genre and consumption of horror films. Although many of the essays are academic in nature (and therefore difficult to understand), there are interesting topics discussed such as: the fear of the other, repressed psychological feelings/actions, and minority perspectives (women, homosexuals, etc.). This is a must read book for horror aficionados, as well as fans of movies in general.

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