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The naked and the undead : evil and the appeal of horror

Author: Cynthia A Freeland
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000.
Series: Thinking through cinema.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines philosophical aspects of horror films from a feminist perspective. It focuses on a select body of films, demonstrating how the genre is capable of deep philosophical reflection about the existence and the nature of evil.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Freeland, Cynthia A.
Naked and the undead.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000
(OCoLC)607268610
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Freeland
ISBN: 0813367026 9780813367026 0813365635 9780813365633
OCLC Number: 41488892
Description: xv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Evil in horror films: a feminist framework --
pt. 1. Mad scientists and monstrous mothers. 1. Dr. Frankenstein's progeny. 2. Women and bugs. 3. Monstrous flesh --
pt. 2. From vampires to slashers. 4. Seductive vampires. 5. The slasher's blood lust. 6. Feminist slashers? --
pt. 3. Sublime spectacles of disaster. 7. Uncanny horror. 8. Graphic horror. Epilogue: The appeal of horror.
Series Title: Thinking through cinema.
Responsibility: Cynthia A. Freeland.
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