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A history of horror

Author: Wheeler W Dixon
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arranged by decades, this 1-stop sourcebook unearths the historical origins of characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman and their various incarnations in film from the silent era to comedic sequels. A History of Horror explores how the horror film fits into the Hollywood studio system and how its enormous success in American and European culture expanded globally. Dixon examines key periods in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wheeler W Dixon
ISBN: 9780813547961 0813547962 9780813547954 0813547954
OCLC Number: 461324157
Description: xi, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins : 1896-1929 --
Classics : 1930-1948 --
Rebirth : 1949-1970 --
New blood : 1970-1990 --
The future : 1990-present.
Responsibility: Wheeler Winston Dixon.

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Arranged by decades, this one-stop sourcebook of the horror movie genre unearths the historical origins of characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman, and their various incarnations in  Read more...

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