Sacred Terror : Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen, Paperback / softback Book

Sacred Terror : Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen Paperback / softback


Sacred Terror examines the religious elements lurking in horror films.

It answers a simple but profound question: When there are so many other scary things around, why is religion so often used to tell a scary story?

In this lucid, provocative book, Douglas Cowan argues that horror films are opportune vehicles for externalizing the fears that lie inside our religious selves: of evil; of the flesh; of sacred places; of a change in the sacred order; of the supernatural gone out of control; of death, dying badly, or not remaining dead; of fanaticism; and of the poweraand the powerlessnessaof religion.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9781481304900



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