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Style and form in the Hollywood slasher film

Author: Wickham Clayton
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film fills a broad scholastic gap by analysing the elements of narrative and stylistic construction of films in the slasher subgenre of horror that have been produced and/or distributed in the Hollywood studio system from its initial boom in the late 1970s to the present.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wickham Clayton
ISBN: 9781137496478 1137496479 1349573450 9781349573455 9781137496461 1137496460
OCLC Number: 927961472
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: the collection awakes --
The birth, death, and resurrection of the slasher film. (in)stability of point of view in when a stranger calls and eyes of a stranger / David Roche --
Undermining the moneygrubbers, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love Friday the 13th part v / Wickham Clayton --
I framed Freddy: functional aesthetics in the a Nightmare on Elm Street series / Karra Shimabukuro --
Candyman and Saw: re-imagining the slasher film through urban gothic / Stacey Abbott --
Older, darker, and self-aware. Franchise legacy and neo-slasher conventions in Halloween h20 / Andrew Patrick Nelson --
Roses are red, violence is too: exploring stylistic excess in Valentine / Mark Richard Adams --
Puzzles, contraptions, and the highly elaborate moment: the inevitability of death in the grand slasher narratives of the Final destination and Saw series of films / Ian Conrich --
The killer who never was: complex storytelling, the Saw series, and the shifting moral alignment of puzzle film horror / Matthew Freeman --
Resurrecting Carrie / Gary Bettinson --
Form vs. theory. Parody, pastiche and intertextuality in Scream: formal and theoretical approaches to the postmodern slasher / Fran Pheasant-Kelly --
Crises of identification in the supernatural slasher: the resurrection of the supernatural slasher villain / Jessica Balanzategui --
Queer erotic aesthetics in Marcus Nispel's The Texas chainsaw massacre / Darren Elliott-Smith --
Beyond surveillance: questions of the real in the neo-postmodern horror film / Dana Och --
The slasher, the final girl, and the anti-denouement / Janet Staiger.
Responsibility: edited by Wickham Clayton.

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