Horror Films By Subgenre

Author: Chris Vander Kaay
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786498374
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More horror movies are produced and released each year than any other film genre. While horror enjoys broad popularity, many hardcore fans voraciously consume films from their favorite subgenres while avoiding others entirely. This says something interesting about the films and their audiences. This primer and reference guide defines and explores 75 alphabetically listed subgenres of horror film, from Abduction to Witchcraft and two Zombie subgenres. Each sizeable entry provides a critical survey of the subgenre, a detailed examination of its characteristic elements and themes, and a discussion of 3 or 4 exemplary titles as well as other titles of interest.

Horror And The Horror Film

Author: Bruce F. Kawin
Editor: Anthem Press
ISBN: 0857284495
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'Horror and the Horror Film' is a vivid, compelling, insightful and well-written study of the horror film and its subgenres from 1896 to the present, concentrating on the nature of horror in reality and on film.

Action Horror Movies

Author: Laura Cremonini
Editor: Self-Publish
ISBN:
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Action horror is subgenre combining the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage of horror movies with the weapon fights and frenetic chases of the action genre. Themes or elements often prevalent in typical action-horror films include gore, demons, aliens, vicious animals, vampires, and, most commonly, zombies. This category also fuses the fantasy genre. Examples include: Aliens, Predator, Dog Soldiers, Blade, From Dusk till Dawn, I Saw the Devil, Resident Evil, Feast, Train to Busan, The Purge series, and Upgrade. This book is the assembly of various texts that are freely available on the web, especially from Wikipedia. The next obvious question is: why buy this book? The answer: because it means you avoid having to carry out long and tedious internet searches. The topics are all linked to each other organically, and as a function of the subject and, in most cases, contain additional unpublished topics, not found on the web. Moreover, the inclusion of images completes the work so as to make it unique and unrepeatable. Contents of the book: Aliens, Arachnicide, Blade, Blood: The Last Vampire, The Cat, Day Watch, The Era of Vampires, Faust: Love of the Damned, Frankenstein's Army, From Dusk till Dawn, The Host, House on Willow Street, Intensive Care, I Saw the Devil, Land of the Dead, Revenge, Santo contra el cerebro diabolico, Satan Returns, Snake Island, Train to Busan, Vampire Controller, Violent Shit III, WolfCop, Action horror films by country: American action horror films, Australian action horror films, British action horror films, German action horror films, Indian action horror films, Japanese action horror films, Philippine action horror films.

Massacred By Mother Nature Exploring The Natural Horror Film

Author: Lee Gambin
Editor: Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
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Lee Gambin examines the extremely popular subgenre of the ecologically themed horror film, or, the natural horror film. Since Alfred Hitchcock gave us The Birds, the natural horror film (where animals or insects cause tremendous damage to the human population) is a much-loved subgenre, but one seldom referenced. This book offers insightful critiques on numerous films such as Them!, Squirm, Orca, The Pack, The Day of the Animals, Prophecy, Tentacles and many more. Over 100 titles are discussed and Gambin thoroughly scrutinizes the social and political impact of these films, dissects fundamental stock standards of this subgenre, as well as offers informative anecdotes relating to the production of these diverse movies. He critiques specific narrative devices and offers an analysis of performance, audience appreciation and filmmaking craft.

Horror In Space

Author: Michele Brittany
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476664056
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In sharp contrast to many 1960s science fiction films, with idealized views of space exploration, Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) terrified audiences, depicting a harrowing and doomed deep-space mission. The Alien films launched a new generation of horror set in the great unknown, inspiring filmmakers to take Earth-bound franchises like Leprechaun and Friday the 13th into space. This collection of new essays examines the space horror subgenre, with a focus on such films as Paul W.S. Anderson's Event Horizon, Duncan Jones' Moon, Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires and John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars. Contributors discuss how filmmakers explored the concepts of the final girl/survivor, the uncanny valley, the isolationism of space travel, religion and supernatural phenomena.

Deleuze And Film

Author: Teresa Rizzo
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441155627
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In the first book-length introduction to Deleuze's work on film from a feminist perspective, Teresa Rizzo ranges across Deleuze's books on Cinema, his other writings, and feminist re-workings of his philosophy to re-think the film viewing experience. More than a commentary on Deleuze's books on Cinema, Rizzo's work addresses a significant gap in film theory, building a bridge between the spectatorship studies and apparatus theories of the 1970s, and new theorisations of the cinematic experience. Developing a concept of a 'cinematic assemblage', the book focuses on affective and intensive connections between film and viewer. Through a careful analysis of a range of film texts and genres that have been important to feminist film scholarship, such as the Alien series and the modern horror film, Rizzo puts Deleuze's key concepts to work in exciting new ways.

A History Of Horror

Author: Wheeler W. Dixon
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813547954
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Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. A History of Horror, with rare stills from classic films, is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Chronologically examining over fifty horror films from key periods, this one-stop sourcebook unearths the historical origins of legendary characters and explores how the genre fits into the Hollywood studio system and how its enormous success in American and European culture expanded globally over time.

Horror Film

Author: Laura Cremonini
Editor: Self-Publish
ISBN:
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This book is the assembly of various texts that are freely available on the web, especially from Wikipedia. The next obvious question is: why buy this book? The answer: because it means you avoid having to carry out long and tedious internet searches. And, most important thing is free. The topics are all linked to each other organically, and as a function of the subject and, in most cases, contain additional unpublished topics, not found on the web. Moreover, the inclusion of images completes the work so as to make it unique and unrepeatable. Contents of the book: History, 1890s–1900s, Trick Films, 1910s, 1920s, German Expressionism, Universal Classic Monsters 1920s, Other productions, 1930s, Universal Classic Monsters 1930s, Other productions, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s–1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s, Subgenres: Action horror, Body horror, Comedy horror, Cyber horror, Folk horror, Found footage horror, Gothic horror, Holiday horror, Horror adventure, Horror drama, Horror thriller, Natural horror, Psychological horror, Science fiction horror, Slasher film, Splatter film, Superhero horror, Supernatural horror, Teen horror, Zombie films, Psychological effects of horror films, Neurocinematics - the subconscious effect of horror films on the audience, Different techniques employed by horror films on the audience, Physical effects of horror films on the audience, Influences, Influences on society, Influences internationally, Notes, Bibliography.

A Companion To The Horror Film

Author: Harry M. Benshoff
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470672609
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This cutting-edge collection features original essays by eminent scholars on one of cinema's most dynamic and enduringly popular genres, covering everything from the history of horror movies to the latest critical approaches. Contributors include many of the finest academics working in the field, as well as exciting younger scholars Varied and comprehensive coverage, from the history of horror to broader issues of censorship, gender, and sexuality Covers both English-language and non-English horror film traditions Key topics include horror film aesthetics, theoretical approaches, distribution, art house cinema, ethnographic surrealism, and horror's relation to documentary film practice A thorough treatment of this dynamic film genre suited to scholars and enthusiasts alike

Found Footage Horror Films

Author: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786470771
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As the horror subgenre du jour, found footage horror's amateur filmmaking look has made it available to a range of budgets. Surviving by adapting to technological and cultural shifts and popular trends, found footage horror is a successful and surprisingly complex experiment in blurring the lines between quotidian reality and horror's dark and tantalizing fantasies. Found Footage Horror Films explores the subgenre's stylistic, historical and thematic development. It examines the diverse prehistory beyond Man Bites Dog (1992) and Cannibal Holocaust (1980), paying attention to the safety films of the 1960s, the snuff-fictions of the 1970s, and to television reality horror hoaxes and mockumentaries during the 1980s and 1990s in particular. It underscores the importance of The Blair Witch Project (1999) and Paranormal Activity (2007), and considers YouTube's popular rise in sparking the subgenre's recent renaissance.