Tracing the Borders of Spanish Horror Cinema and Television Hardback
Edited by Jorge Mari
Part of the Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies series
This critical anthology sets out to explore the boom that horror cinema and TV productions have experienced in Spain in the past two decades.
It uses a range of critical and theoretical perspectives to examine a broad variety of films and filmmakers, such as works by Alejandro Amenabar, Alex de la Iglesia, Pedro Almodovar, Guillermo del Toro, Juan Antonio Bayona, and Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza.
The volume revolves around a set of fundamental questions: What are the causes for this new Spanish horror-mania?
What cultural anxieties and desires, ideological motives and practical interests may be behind such boom?
Is there anything specifically "Spanish" about the Spanish horror film and TV productions, any distinctive traits different from Hollywood and other European models that may be associated to the particular political, social, economic or cultural circumstances of contemporary Spain?
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 282 pages, 29 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/04/2017
- Category: Film: styles & genres
- ISBN: 9780415348638