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Haunted homes

Author: Dahlia Schweitzer
Publisher: New Brunswick [etc.] : Rutgers University Press. copyright 2021
Series: Quick takes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Haunted Homes is a short but groundbreaking study of homes in horror film and television. While haunted houses can be fun and thrilling, Hollywood horror tends to focus on haunted homes, places where the suburban American dream of safety and comfort has turned into a nightmare. From classic movies like The Old Dark House to contemporary works like Hereditary and the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House, Dahlia  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dahlia Schweitzer
ISBN: 9781978807730 1978807732
OCLC Number: 1269429010
Description: 1 vol. (v-177 p.) : couv. en coul. ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Quick takes.
Responsibility: Dahlia Schweitzer.

Abstract:

Haunted Homes is a short but groundbreaking study of homes in horror film and television. While haunted houses can be fun and thrilling, Hollywood horror tends to focus on haunted homes, places where the suburban American dream of safety and comfort has turned into a nightmare. From classic movies like The Old Dark House to contemporary works like Hereditary and the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House, Dahlia Schweitzer explores why haunted homes have become a prime stage for dramatizing anxieties about family, gender, race, and economic collapse. She traces how the haunted home film was intertwined with the expansion of American suburbia, but also explores works like The Witch and The Babadook, which transport the genre to different times and places. This lively and readable study reveals how and why an increasing number of films imagine that home is where the horror is.

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