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American horror film : the genre at the turn of the millennium

Author: Steffen Hantke
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self - or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the contributors to this collection provide a comprehensive look at a decade of cinematic production, covering a wide variety of material from the last ten years with a clear critical eye. Taken together, the contributors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
American horror film.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010
(DLC) 2009047222
(OCoLC)466361488
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steffen Hantke
ISBN: 9781604734546 160473454X 1621031047 9781621031048 1282555650 9781282555655 9786612555657 6612555653
OCLC Number: 649473795
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 253 pages) : illustrations
Contents: They don't make 'em like they used to: on the rhetoric of crisis and the current state of American horror cinema / Steffen Hantke --
Bloody America: critical reassessments of the trans/-national and of graphic violence. The American horror film? Globalization and transnational U.S.-Asian genres / Christina Klein --
A Parisian in Hollywood: ocular horror in the films of Alexandre Aja / Tony Perrello --
"The pound of flesh which I demand": American horror cinema, gore, and the box office, 1998-2007 / Blair Davis and Kial Natale --
A (post)modern house of pain: FearDotCom and the prehistory of the post-9/11 torture film / Reynold Humphries --
The usual suspects: trends and transformations in the subgenres of American horror film. Teenage traumata: youth, affective politics, and the contemporary American horror film / Pamela Craig and Martin Fradley --
Traumatic childhood now included: Todorov's fantastic and the uncanny slasher remake / Andrew Patrick Nelson --
Whither the serial killer movie? / Philip L. Simpson --
A return to the graveyard: notes on the spiritual horror film / James Kendrick --
Look back in horror: managing the canon of American horror film. Auteurdämmerung: David Cronenberg, George A. Romero, and the twilight of (North) American horror auteur / Craig Bernardini --
How the masters of horror master their personae: self-fashioning at play in the Masters of horror DVD extras / Ben Kooyman --
"The kids of today should defend themselves against the '70s": simulating auras and marketing nostalgia in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse / Jay McRoy --
Afterword. Memory, genre, and self-narrativization, or, why I should be a more content horror fan / David Church.
Responsibility: edited by Steffen Hantke.

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Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self-or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the  Read more...

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