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Author: Steven West
Publisher: Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2019. ©2019
Series: Devil's advocates.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Wes Craven's "Scream" (1996) emerged at the point where the early eighties American slasher cycle had effectively morphed into the post-"Fatal Attraction" (1987) trend for Hollywood thrillers constructed around slasher movie tropes. It was a spiritual successor to Craven's unpopular but critically praised Wes Craven's "New Nightmare" (1994), a revisionist sequel reviving his most lucrative creation in a postmodern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Wes Craven; Wes Craven
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven West
ISBN: 9781911325277 1911325272
OCLC Number: 962253745
Description: 129 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Flashback face: "Do you like scary movies?": Scream and revitilisation --
First blood: the opening of Scream --
Craven images: the road to Scream --
Horror, Happy Meals and hybridisation: Scream and the 1990s --
Characters, conventions and "the rules": creating Scream's thieving whoring ensemble --
Watch a few movies, make a few notes: Scream's layer cake of references --
Reception and marketing: the selling of Scream --
Scream and Scream again: the legacy of Scream --
Series Title: Devil's advocates.
Responsibility: Steven West.


Wes Craven's Scream (1996) emerged at the point where the early eighties American slasher cycle had effectively morphed into the post-Fatal Attraction trend for Hollywood thrillers that incorporated  Read more...


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