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Hearths of darkness : the family in the American horror film

Author: Tony Williams
Publisher: Madison [New Jersey] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film is the first major book-length study of the family horror film. Far from being a marginal or nonexistent element in the horror genre, as some critics argue, author Tony Williams states that it is really one of the genre's most important features.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Williams
ISBN: 0838635644 9780838635643
OCLC Number: 33162943
Description: 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Family Assault in the American Horror Film --
2. Classical Shapes of Rage: Universal and Beyond --
3. Lewton or "The Ambiguities" --
4. To Psycho and Beyond: The Hitchcock Connection --
5. Return of the Native: The Satanic Assaults --
6. Far from Vietnam: The Family at War --
7. Sacrificial Victims --
8. Chain-Saw Massacres: The Apocalyptic Dimension --
9. The Return of Kronos --
10. Poltergeist and Freddy's Nightmares --
11. The King Adaptations --
12. Into the Nineties.
Responsibility: Tony Williams.
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After tracing relevant psychoanalytic and historical origins of the family horror film, Tony Williams traces this theme's development from Frankenstein, Hitchcock's influence, Satanist movies, to the  Read more...

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