By Harry M. Benshoff
This state of the art assortment positive factors unique essays by way of eminent students on one among cinema's such a lot dynamic and enduringly well known genres, overlaying every thing from the background of horror video clips to the most recent serious approaches.
Contributors comprise a few of the best teachers operating within the box, in addition to interesting more youthful scholars
Varied and accomplished assurance, from the heritage of horror to broader problems with censorship, gender, and sexuality
Covers either English-language and non-English horror movie traditions
Key subject matters comprise horror movie aesthetics, theoretical methods, distribution, artwork apartment cinema, ethnographic surrealism, and horror's relation to documentary movie practice
A thorough remedy of this dynamic movie style suited for students and fans alike
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