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By Harry M. Benshoff

ISBN-10: 1118883497

ISBN-13: 9781118883495

This state of the art assortment positive factors unique essays by way of eminent students on certainly one of cinema's such a lot dynamic and enduringly well known genres, overlaying every little thing from the heritage of horror video clips to the most recent serious approaches.
Contributors contain a few of the most interesting lecturers operating within the box, in addition to fascinating more youthful scholars
Varied and complete assurance, from the historical past of horror to broader problems with censorship, gender, and sexuality
Covers either English-language and non-English horror movie traditions
Key issues comprise horror movie aesthetics, theoretical methods, distribution, paintings condo cinema, ethnographic surrealism, and horror's relation to documentary movie practice
A thorough therapy of this dynamic movie style suited for students and fanatics alike

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