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The philosophy of horror

Author: Thomas Richard Fahy
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
Series: Philosophy of popular culture.
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Sitting on pins and needles, anxiously waiting to see what will happen next, horror audiences crave the fear and exhilaration generated by a terrifying story; their anticipation is palpable. But they also breathe a sigh of relief when the action is over, when they are able to close their books or leave the movie theater. Whether serious, kitschy, frightening, or ridiculous, horror not only arouses the senses but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Philosophy of horror.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010
(DLC) 2009053152
(OCoLC)460059262
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Richard Fahy
ISBN: 9780813173702 0813173701 9780813139548 0813139546 1282937561 9781282937567
OCLC Number: 697181997
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 259 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / Thomas Fahy --
Horror and the idea of everyday life: on skeptical threats in Psycho and The birds / Philip J. Nickel --
Through a mirror, darkly: art-horror as a medium for moral reflection / Philip Tallon --
The justification of torture-horror: retribution and sadism in Saw, Hostel, and The devil's rejects / Jeremy Morris --
Hobbes, human nature, and the culture of American violence in Truman Capote's In cold blood / Thomas Fahy --
Making their presence known: TV's ghost-hunter phenomenon in a "post-" world / Jessica O'Hara --
The vampire with a soul: Angel and the quest for identity / Amy Kind --
Ideological formations of the nuclear family in The hills have eyes / Lorena Russell --
Zombies of the world, unite: class struggle and alienation in Land of the dead / John Lutz --
The fall of the house of Ulmer: Europe vs. America in the gothic vision of The black cat / Paul A. Cantor --
From domestic nightmares to the nightmare of history: uncanny eruptions of violence in King's and Kubrick's versions of The Shining / John Lutz --
"Hot with rapture and cold with fear": grotesque, sublime, and postmodern transformations in Patrick Süskind's Perfume / Susann Cokal --
Shock value: a deleuzean Encounter with James Purdy's Narrow rooms / Robert F. Gross --
Making monsters: the philosophy of reproduction in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Universal Films Frankenstein and The bride of Frankenstein / Ann C. Hall --
Kitsch and camp and things that go bump in the night; or, Sontag and Adorno at the (horror) movies / David MacGregor Johnston.
Series Title: Philosophy of popular culture.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Fahy.

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Examining the evolving role of horror, this title investigates works such as Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" (1818), horror films of the 1930s, Stephen King's novels, Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of  Read more...

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