By Harry M. Benshoff
This state of the art assortment beneficial properties unique essays by way of eminent students on one in all cinema's so much dynamic and enduringly renowned genres, protecting every thing from the historical past of horror videos to the most recent severe approaches.
Contributors comprise the various most interesting teachers operating within the box, in addition to intriguing more youthful scholars
Varied and entire insurance, 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 subject matters contain horror movie aesthetics, theoretical techniques, distribution, paintings condo cinema, ethnographic surrealism, and horror's relation to documentary movie practice
A thorough remedy of this dynamic movie style suited for students and lovers alike
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