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Historical dictionary of horror cinema

Author: Peter Hutchings
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2008.
Series: Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts, no. 25.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Horror is one of the most enduring and controversial of all cinematic genres. Horror films range from subtle and poetic to graphic and gory, but what links them together is their ability to frighten, disturb, shock, provoke, delight, irritate, and amuse audiences. Horror's capacity to take the form of our evolving fears and anxieties has ensured not only its notoriety but also its long-term survival and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hutchings, Peter.
Historical dictionary of horror cinema.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007043634
(OCoLC)176648994
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hutchings
ISBN: 9780810864092 0810864096
OCLC Number: 263614917
Description: 1 online resource (xlvii, 379 pages).
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts, no. 25.
Responsibility: Peter Hutchings.

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"Horror is one of the most enduring and controversial of all cinematic genres. Horror films range from subtle and poetic to graphic and gory, but what links them together is their ability to frighten, disturb, shock, provoke, delight, irritate, and amuse audiences. Horror's capacity to take the form of our evolving fears and anxieties has ensured not only its notoriety but also its long-term survival and international popularity." "This Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema traces the development of the genre from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries. The entries cover all major movie villains, including Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, the vampire, the werewolf, the mummy, the zombie, the ghost, and the serial killer; film directors, producers, writers, actors, cinematographers, make-up artists, special-effects technicians, and composers who have helped shape horror history; significant production companies, major films that are milestones in the development of the horror genre, and different national traditions in horror cinema - as well as popular themes, formats, conventions, and cycles"--Jacket.

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