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Hearths of darkness : the family in the American horror film

Author: Tony Williams
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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Traces the origins of the 1970s family horror film subgenre to certain aspects of American culture and classical Hollywood cinema. Individual chapters examine aspects of the genre, its roots in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Williams, Tony.
Hearths of Darkness : The Family in the American Horror Film.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Williams
ISBN: 9781626740600 1626740607
OCLC Number: 901986620
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: family assault in the American horror film --
Classical shapes of rage: universal and beyond --
Lewton or "the ambiguities" --
To Psycho and beyond: the Hitchcock connection --
Return of the native: the satanic assaults --
Far from Vietnam: the family at war --
Sacrificial victims --
Chain saw massacres: the apocalyptic dimension --
The return of Kronos --
Poltergeist and Freddy's nightmares --
The King adaptations --
Into the nineties --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Tony Williams.

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