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Life Lessons from Slasher Films.

Author: Jessica Robinson
Publisher: Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at representative slasher films that have been scaring audiences for decades, examining common themes that have emerged in these films, their various sequels, and countless imitators and looking beyond tropes for what these films can teach us about life. From practical advice to moral platitudes, each chapter considers a different "lesson" that these films teach. Whether read by scholars or general  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Robinson, Jessica.
Life Lessons from Slasher Films.
Lanham : Scarecrow Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Robinson
ISBN: 9780810885035 0810885034
OCLC Number: 854520042
Description: 1 online resource (251 pages)
Contents: Preface; introduction; film synopses; lesson one: the past will catch up with you; lesson two: listen to your elders; lesson three: learn from your mistakes; lesson four: never feel sympathy for the killer; lesson five: teens never learn; lesson six: those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it: slasher remakes; bibliography; films cited; appendix: list of slasher films; index; about the author.

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This book looks at representative slasher films that have been scaring audiences for decades, examining common themes that have emerged in these films, their various sequels, and countless imitators and looking beyond tropes for what these films can teach us about life. From practical advice to moral platitudes, each chapter considers a different "lesson" that these films teach. Whether read by scholars or general readers, Life Lessons from Slasher Films offers an entertaining and persuasive look at how life can imitate a.

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For those smarty-pants who approach their horror entertainment from an academic perspective...Armed with her bushel of horror touchstones, Robinson divides her 200-page treatise into six chapters, Read more...

 
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