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Nightmare : the birth of horror

Author: Christopher FraylingDerek TowersWall to Wall Television.Arts and Entertainment Network.British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.All authors
Publisher: New York : A & E Home Video : Distributed in U.S. by New Video Group, 1996.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The nineteenth century, especially the Victorian age, saw the birth of the horror stories by British authors which represented great contributions to the mass culture of this century. The program features where the stories originated from, why they stayed so famous, why this combinations of desire and loathing strangely mixed were so popular, and what had happened to them when they had been transformed over the last  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Television mini-series
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
Stories, plots, etc
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Bram Stoker; Robert Louis Stevenson; Arthur Conan Doyle
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Frayling; Derek Towers; Wall to Wall Television.; Arts and Entertainment Network.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767000498 9780767000499 0767000501 9780767000505
OCLC Number: 36427391
Notes: Title from title frame.
Originally produced as a four-part television documentary series.
Each episode is ca. 50 min.
Credits: Producer and director, Derek Towers.
Performer(s): Host/narrator, Christopher Frayling.
Description: 2 videocassettes (ca. 200 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: v. 1. Frankenstein ; Dracula --
v. 2. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde ; The hound of the Baskervilles.
Responsibility: researched, written and presented by Christopher Frayling ; series produced and directed by Derek Towers ; a Wall To Wall Television production in association with A & E Network for BBC-TV.

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The nineteenth century, especially the Victorian age, saw the birth of the horror stories by British authors which represented great contributions to the mass culture of this century. The program features where the stories originated from, why they stayed so famous, why this combinations of desire and loathing strangely mixed were so popular, and what had happened to them when they had been transformed over the last century into something else. Focuses specifically on Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and The hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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