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Horror zone : the cultural experience of contemporary horror cinema

Author: Ian Conrich
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robin Wood has noted that horror 'has consistently been one of the most popular and, at the same time, the most disreputable of Hollywood genres'. Horror is still immensely popular but its assimilation into our culture continues apace. In "Horror Zone", leading international writers on horror take horror into the world outside cinema screens to explore the interconnections between the films and modern media and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Horror zone.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(DLC) 2010279285
(OCoLC)432408557
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Conrich
ISBN: 9781441657336 1441657339 9781848851511 1848851510 9781848852624 1848852622 9780857713346 0857713345
OCLC Number: 656826275
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 306 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Industry, technology and the new media. Dark rides, hybrid machines and the horror experience / Angela Ndalianis ; High concept thrills and chills : the horror blockbuster / Stacey Abbott ; Bringing it all back home : horror cinema and video culture / Linda Badley --
Audiences, fans and consumption. Stalking the web : celebration, chat and horror film marketing on the Internet / Brigid Cherry ; Attending horror film festivals and conventions : liveness, subcultural capital and 'flesh-and-blood genre communities' / Matt Hills ; 'Trashing' the academy : taste, excess and an emerging politics of cinematic style / Jeffrey Sconce --
Manufacture and design. Culture wars : some new trends in art horror / Joan Hawkins ; Making up monsters : set and costume design in horror films / Tamao Nakahara ; They're here! : special effects in horror cinema of the 1970s and 1980s / Ernest Mathijs ; The Friday the 13th films and the cultural function of a modern Grand Guignol / Ian Conrich --
Boundaries of horror. 'Parts is parts' : pornography, splatter films and the politics of corporeal disintegration / Jay McRoy ; Nazi horrors : history, myth, sexploitation / Julian Petley ; Better the devil you know : antichrists at the millennium / Mick Broderick ; Feminine boundaries : adolescence, witchcraft and the supernatural in new gothic cinema and television / Estella Tincknell ; Impared visions : the cultural and cinematic politics of blindness in the horror film / Angela Marie Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Conrich.

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Taking horror into the world outside cinema screens, this title explores the interconnections between the films and modern media and entertainment industries, economies and production practices,  Read more...
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