Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2021 ISBN 13:0197535895 Total Pages :209 pages Rating :4.9/5 (197 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt A Very Nervous Person's Guide to Horror Movies :
Download or Read book A Very Nervous Person's Guide to Horror Movies written by Mathias Clasen and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "Films about chainsaw killers, demonic possession, and ghostly intruders. Screaming audiences with sleepless nights or sweat-drenched nightmares in their immediate future. What's going on here? Presumably, almost everybody has experience with horror films. Almost everybody has sat through a terrifying motion picture and suffered the after-effects, such as hypervigilance and sleep disturbances. Some people would even characterize themselves as horror fans. But what about the others-the ones who are curious about horror films, but also very, very nervous about them? This book delves into the science of horror cinema in an attempt to address common concerns about the genre. Why is the jump scare so effective, and so dreaded? What are the effects of horror films on mental and physical health? Why do horror films so often cause nightmares? Aren't horror films immoral ... and stupid, too? Are horror films bad for children and adolescents? What does the current profusion of horror films say about our society? Should we be concerned? Or can horror films be a force for good-do horror films have health benefits, can they be aesthetically and morally valuable, and might they even have therapeutic psychological and cultural effects? The book addresses these questions in short, readable chapters, peppered with vivid anecdotes and examples and supported by scientific findings. It notes that while horror films can have negative effects, they can also help people confront and manage fear"--
Publisher :Lulu.com Release Date :2019 ISBN 13:0244087717 Total Pages :318 pages Rating :4.4/5 (244 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt 3000 Facts about Horror Movies :
Download or Read book 3000 Facts about Horror Movies written by James Egan and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :Rutgers University Press Release Date :2018-02-05 ISBN 13:0813579457 Total Pages :140 pages Rating :4.1/5 (813 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Modern British Horror Film :
Download or Read book The Modern British Horror Film written by Steven Gerrard and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-05 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: When you think of British horror films, you might picture the classic Hammer Horror movies, with Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and blood in lurid technicolor. Yet British horror has undergone an astonishing change and resurgence in the twenty-first century, with films that capture instead the anxieties of post-Millennial viewers. Tracking the revitalization of the British horror film industry over the past two decades, media expert Steven Gerrard also investigates why audiences have flocked to these movies. To answer that question, he focuses on three major trends: “hoodie horror” movies responding to fears about Britain’s urban youth culture; “great outdoors” films where Britain’s forests, caves, and coasts comprise a terrifying psychogeography; and psychological horror movies in which the monster already lurks within us. Offering in-depth analysis of numerous films, including The Descent, Outpost, and The Woman in Black, this book takes readers on a lively tour of the genre’s highlights, while provocatively exploring how these films reflect viewers’ gravest fears about the state of the nation. Whether you are a horror buff, an Anglophile, or an Anglophobe, The Modern British Horror Film is sure to be a thrilling read.
Publisher :Lulu.com Release Date :2015-09-28 ISBN 13:1329584198 Total Pages :101 pages Rating :4.2/5 (329 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Greatest Horror Movie Ever Made :
Download or Read book The Greatest Horror Movie Ever Made written by Paul Counelis and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-09-28 with total page 101 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: WHAT IS THE GREATEST HORROR MOVIE EVER MADE? Paul Counelis tries to answer that impossible question by making the case for ten of the most popular horror flicks ever to terrorize the screen. Witty, informative and thoughtful commentary highlight this collection. With "Greatest Horror Movie" lists by industry pros from writers, musicians, directors, horror hosts and actors. With a foreword by author Glen Birdsall and an amazing cover illustration by artist Roger Scholz!
Publisher :Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media Release Date :2012 ISBN 13: Total Pages :224 pages Rating :4./5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Massacred By Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film :
Download or Read book Massacred By Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film written by Lee Gambin and published by Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media. This book was released on 2012 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: 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.
Publisher :McFarland Release Date :2010-07-28 ISBN 13:0786455012 Total Pages :843 pages Rating :4.8/5 (786 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Horror Films of the 1980s :
Download or Read book Horror Films of the 1980s written by John Kenneth Muir and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-07-28 with total page 843 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: John Kenneth Muir is back! This time, the author of the acclaimed Horror Films of the 1970s turns his attention to 300 films from the 1980s. From horror franchises like Friday the 13th and Hellraiser to obscurities like The Children and The Boogens, Muir is our informative guide. Muir introduces the scope of the decade's horrors, and offers a history that draws parallels between current events and the nightmares unfolding on cinema screens. Each of the 300 films is discussed with detailed credits, a brief synopsis, a critical commentary, and where applicable, notes on the film's legacy beyond the 80s. Also included is the author's ranking of the 15 best horror films of the 80s.
Publisher :Lulu.com Release Date : ISBN 13:1365462102 Total Pages :166 pages Rating :4.6/5 (365 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Hollywood Monsters & Creepy Things :
Download or Read book Hollywood Monsters & Creepy Things written by Terry Rowan and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :McGraw-Hill Education (UK) Release Date :2007-12-01 ISBN 13:0335219233 Total Pages :577 pages Rating :4.3/5 (335 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Cult Film Reader :
Download or Read book The Cult Film Reader written by Mathijs, Ernest and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 577 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "An invaluable collection for anyone researching or teaching cult cinema ... The Cult Film Reader is an authoritative text that should be of value to any student or researcher interested in challenging and transgressive cinema that pushes the boundaries of conventional cinema and film studies." Science Fiction Film and Television "A really impressive and comprehensive collection of the key writings in the field. The editors have done a terrific job in drawing together the various traditions and providing a clear sense of this rich and rewarding scholarly terrain. This collection is as wild and diverse as the films that it covers. Fascinating." Mark Jancovich, Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, UK "It's about time the lunatic fans and loyal theorists of cult movies were treated to a book they can call their own. The effort and knowledge contained in The Cult Film Reader will satisfy even the most ravenous zombie's desire for detail and insight. This book will gnaw, scratch and infect you just like the cult films themselves." Brett Sullivan, Director of Ginger Snaps Unleashed and The Chair "The Cult Film Reader is a great film text book and a fun read." John Landis, Director of The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's Thriller "Excellent overview of the subject, and a comprehensive collection of significant scholarship in the field of cult film. Very impressive and long overdue." Steven Rawle, York St John University, UK Whether defined by horror, kung-fu, sci-fi, sexploitation, kitsch musical or ‘weird world cinema’, cult movies and their global followings are emerging as a distinct subject of film and media theory, dedicated to dissecting the world’s unruliest images. This book is the world’s first reader on cult film. It brings together key works in the field on the structure, form, status, and reception of cult cinema traditions. Including work from key established scholars in the field such as Umberto Eco, Janet Staiger, Jeffrey Sconce, Henry Jenkins, and Barry Keith Grant, as well as new perspectives on the gradually developing canon of cult cinema, the book not only presents an overview of ways in which cult cinema can be approached, it also re-assesses the methods used to study the cult text and its audiences. With editors’ introductions to the volume and to each section, the book is divided into four clear thematic areas of study – The Conceptions of Cult; Cult Case Studies; National and International Cults; and Cult Consumption – to provide an accessible overview of the topic. It also contains an extensive bibliography for further related readings. Written in a lively and accessible style, The Cult Film Reader dissects some of biggest trends, icons, auteurs and periods of global cult film production. Films discussed include Casablanca, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Showgirls and Ginger Snaps. Essays by: Jinsoo An; Jane Arthurs; Bruce Austin; Martin Barker; Walter Benjamin; Harry Benshoff; Pierre Bourdieu; Noel Carroll; Steve Chibnall; Umberto Eco; Nezih Erdogan; Welch Everman; John Fiske; Barry Keith Grant ; Joan Hawkins; Gary Hentzi; Matt Hills; Ramaswami Harindranath; J.Hoberman; Leon Hunt; I.Q. Hunter; Mark Jancovich; Henry Jenkins; Anne Jerslev; Siegfried Kracauer; Gina Marchetti; Tom Mes; Gary Needham; Sheila J. Nayar; Annalee Newitz; Lawrence O’Toole; Harry Allan Potamkin; Jonathan Rosenbaum; Andrew Ross; David Sanjek; Eric Schaefer; Steven Jay Schneider; Jeffrey Sconce; Janet Staiger; J.P. Telotte; Parker Tyler; Jean Vigo; Harmony Wu
Publisher :Anvil Publishing, Inc. Release Date :2017-11-09 ISBN 13:971272896X Total Pages :400 pages Rating :4.1/5 (712 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Film :
Download or Read book Film written by Nick Deocampo and published by Anvil Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2017-11-09 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book is a sequel to Cine: Spanish Influences on Early Cinema in the Philippines, and part of Nick Deocampo’s extensive research on Philippine cinema. Tracing the beginnings of motion pictures from its Spanish roots, this book advances Deocampo’s scholarly study of cinema’s evolution in the hands of Americans.
Publisher :Lulu.com Release Date :2014-12-30 ISBN 13:1312792884 Total Pages :642 pages Rating :4.1/5 (312 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Gross Movie Reviews: The Wrath of Gross :
Download or Read book Gross Movie Reviews: The Wrath of Gross written by Tim Gross and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-12-30 with total page 642 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book is the follow up to Tim Gross's successful review book "The Big Ass Book of Gross Movie Reviews". Tim brings you unbelievable amount of reviews of horror, independent horror, sci-fi, and quite a few bad flicks. With this book Tim lives his dream of writing, reviewing, and watching as many movies he can get his hands on...
Publisher :Quirk Books Release Date :2007 ISBN 13:9781594741791 Total Pages :184 pages Rating :4.4/5 (741 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt How to Survive a Horror Movie :
Download or Read book How to Survive a Horror Movie written by Seth Grahame-Smith and published by Quirk Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Teaches readers how to cope with every kind of horror movie obstacle, from ax-wielding psychopaths to haunted Japanese VHS tapes, and is full of illustrated instructions on avoiding ghosts, serial killers, haunted cars, murderous pets, telekinetic prom queens, and countless other hazards. Original.
Publisher :Greenwood Publishing Group Release Date :2007 ISBN 13:9780313339042 Total Pages :364 pages Rating :4.3/5 (339 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Icons of Hip Hop :
Download or Read book Icons of Hip Hop written by Mickey Hess and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2007 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Profiles hip-hop artists and groups who made significant contributions to the music and culture of the genre, including Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kanye West; and contains discographies and resources for each selection as well as interviews with DJ Premier and DJ Scratch.
Publisher :Pearson Education Release Date :2004 ISBN 13:9780582437944 Total Pages :262 pages Rating :4.3/5 (437 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Horror Film :
Download or Read book The Horror Film written by Peter Hutchings and published by Pearson Education. This book was released on 2004 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Horror Film is an in-depth exploration of one of the most consistently popular, but also most disreputable, of all the mainstream film genres. Since the early 1930s there has never been a time when horror films were not being produced in substantial numbers somewhere in the world and never a time when they were not being criticised, censored or banned. The Horror Film engages with the key issues raised by this most contentious of genres. It considers the reasons for horror's disreputability and seeks to explain why despite this horror has been so successful. Where precisely does the appeal of horror lie? An extended introductory chapter identifies what it is about horror that makes the genre so difficult to define. The chapter then maps out the historical development of the horror genre, paying particular attention to the international breadth and variety of horror production, with reference to films made in the United States, Britain, Italy, Spain and elsewhere. Subsequent chapters explore: The role of monsters, focusing on the vampire and the serial killer. The usefulness (and limitations) of psychological approaches to horror. The horror audience: what kind of people like horror (and what do other people think of them)? Gender, race and class in horror: how do horror films such as Bride of Frankenstein, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Blade relate to the social and political realities within which they are produced? Sound and horror: in what ways has sound contributed to the development of horror? Performance in horror: how have performers conveyed fear and terror throughout horror's history? 1970s horror: was this the golden age of horror production? Slashers and post-slashers: from Halloween to Scream and beyond. The Horror Film throws new light on some well-known horror films but also introduces the reader to examples of noteworthy but more obscure horror work. A final section provides a guide to further reading and an extensive bibliography. Accessibly written, The Horror Film is a lively and informative account of the genre that will appeal to students of cinema, film teachers and researchers, and horror lovers everywhere. Peter Hutchings is a senior lecturer in Film Studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Publisher :Catapult Release Date :2016-08-22 ISBN 13:1619028565 Total Pages :320 pages Rating :4.1/5 (619 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt In the Mountains of Madness :
Download or Read book In the Mountains of Madness written by W. Scott Poole and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2016-08-22 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This brilliant and page-turning book reveals the importance of H.P. Lovecraft in a way no one has before--a survey of his life but, more importantly, an examination of his influence that stretches throughout the entertainment industry and into society as a whole. Interweaving the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon, In the Mountains of Madness strives to explain this reclusive, cultish figure while challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees. Focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, role-playing games, and video games directly influenced by his work, but who know little or nothing about the man himself, In the Mountains of Madness places Lovecraft and his work in a cultural context, as an artist more in tune with our time than his own. More than a traditional biography, this provocative book reclaims the true essence of Lovecraft in relation to the comics of Joe Lansdale, the novels of Stephen King, and some of the biggest blockbuster films in contemporary America, proving the undying influence of this rare and significant figure.
Publisher :Xlibris Corporation Release Date :2010-10-05 ISBN 13:9781453562734 Total Pages :195 pages Rating :4.6/5 (562 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Lily Wyatt :
Download or Read book Lily Wyatt written by Will Aldis and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2010-10-05 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In Oxford, Mississippi, three outcast teenagers seek sanctuary in William Faulkners attic as they wreak vengeance on the town that has shunned them.
Publisher :BearManor Media Release Date : ISBN 13: Total Pages : pages Rating :4./5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Cinemassacres: A Tribute to Forrest J Ackerman :
Download or Read book Cinemassacres: A Tribute to Forrest J Ackerman written by David Boyer and published by BearManor Media. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A collection of celebrity interviews in homage to Famous Monsters of Filmland editor Forry Ackerman, including Joe Moe, Dr. Mangor, Fred Olen Ray, Count Gore Devol, Lucy Hell, Don Calfa, Jason Paul Collum, and Sara Karloff, with an introduction by the late Ingrid Pitt.