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The Horror Genre - (Short Cuts) by Paul Wells (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 144

Sub-Genre: Film

Series Title: Short Cuts

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Wallflower Press

Book theme: History & Criticism

Author: Paul Wells

Language: English

Street Date: June 13, 2001
TCIN: 78117234
UPC: 9781903364000
Item Number (DPCI): 247-77-3558

Description

A comprehensive introduction to the history and key themes of the genre. The main issues and debates raised by horror, and the approaches and theories that have been applied to horror texts are all featured. In addressing the evolution of the horror film in social and historical context, Paul Wells explores how it has reflected and commented upon particular historical periods, and asks how it may respond to the new millennium by citing recent innovations in the genre's development, such as the "urban myth" narrative underpinning Candyman and The Blair Witch Project. Over 300 films are treated, all of which are featured in the filmography.
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