A companion to the horror film / edited by Harry M. Benshoff.
Contributor(s): Benshoff, Harry M.Material type: BookCall no.: PN1995.9.H6 C66 2014Publication: Malden, MA, USA : Wiley Blackwell, 2014Description: xix, 588 p. : ill.ISBN: 9780470672600 (hbk.); 0470672609 (hbk.).Subject(s): Horror films -- History and criticism
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Approaches and contexts. Cognitive and philosophical approaches to horror / by Aaron Smuts -- Horror and psychoanalysis: an introductory primer / by Chris Dumas -- Gender and sexuality haunts the horror film / by Daniel Humphrey -- The horror film as social allegory (and how it comes undone) / by Christopher Sharrett -- Avenging the body: disability in the horror film / by Travis Sutton -- Horror reception/audiences / by Matt Hills -- A's, b's, quickies, orphans, and nasties: horror films in the context of distribution and exhibition / by Kevin Heffernan -- Horror and the censors / by Julian Petley -- The form of horror. Carl Dreyer's corpse: horror film atmosphere and narrative by Robert Spadoni -- Horror sound design / by William Whittington -- Mellifluous terror: the discourse of music and horror films / by Joe Tompkins -- A history of the (western) horror film. Horror before "the horror film" / by Harry Benshoff -- Classical Hollywood horror / by John Edgar Browning -- Horror in the 1940s / by Mark Jancovich -- Science fiction and horror in the 1950s / by Steffen Hantke -- The gothic revival (1957-1974) / by Rick Worland -- International horror in the 1970s / by Peter Hutchings -- Slasher films and gore in the 1980s / by James Kendrick -- Millennial fears: abject horror in a transnational context / by Adam Charles Hart -- Torture porn: 21st century horror / by Isabel C. Pinedo -- Selected international horror cinemas. Spanish horror cinema / by Ian Olney -- Italian horror and the mezzogiorno giallo / by Xavier Mendik -- Recent trends in Japanese horror cinema / by Jay Mcroy -- South Korean horror cinema / by Daniel Martin -- Sisterhood of terror: the monstrous feminine of Southeast Asian horror cinema / by Andrew Hock Soon Ng -- Selected archetypes, hybrids, and crossovers. Vampires and transnational horror / by Dale Hudson -- Trash horror and the cult of the bad film / by I.Q. Hunter -- "Moody three": revisiting Ken Russell's The devils / by Joan Hawkins -- Horror's otherness and ethnographic surrealism: the case of The shout / by Adam Llowenstein -- The documentary impulse and reel/real horror / by Caroline Joan S. Picart.
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