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The Horror Film : An Introduction, Paperback / softback Book

The Horror Film : An Introduction Paperback / softback

Part of the New Approaches to Film Genre series


Combining historical narrative with close readings of several significant horror films, this brief volume offers a broad and lively introduction to cinematic horror.

In doing so, it outlines and investigates important issues in the production, consumption, and cultural interpretation of the genre. * An ideal text for perennially popular courses on the horror film genre. * Examines the ways in which horror movies have been produced, received, and interpreted by filmmakers, audiences, and critics, from the 1920s to the present. * Provides a short historical introduction of the horror film as an orientation to the field. * Analyses a wide variety of major works in the genre, including Frankenstein, Cat People, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween and Bram Stoker's Dracula.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781405139021

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