9780415230032

British Horror Cinema

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415230032

  • ISBN10:

    0415230039

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-12-14
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

From no-budget to the Hammer studio,British Horror Cinemainvestigates a wealth of horror films including classics such as Peeping Tom andThe Wicker Man.Contributors consider the Britishness of British horror and address issues of censorship, the representation of family and of women. They also examine sub-genres such as the portmanteau horror film, and the work of key filmmakers including John Gilling and Peter Walker.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
vii
Notes on contributors ix
Acknowledgements xiii
The return of the repressed? British horror's heritage and future
1(9)
Steve Chibnall
Julian Petley
The British censors and horror cinema
10(13)
Mark Kermode
`A crude sort of entertainment for a crude sort of audience': the British critics and horror cinema
23(19)
Julian Petley
Screaming for release: femininity and horror film fandom in Britain
42(16)
Brigid Cherry
Horrific films and 1930s British cinema
58(13)
Ian Conrich
Psycho-thriller, qu'est-ce que c'est?
71(11)
Kim Newman
Necromancy in the UK: witchcraft and the occult in British horror
82(17)
Leon Hunt
The old dark house: the architecture of ambiguity in The Turn of the Screw and The Innocents
99(18)
John C. Tibbetts
Barbara, Julia, Carol, Myra, and Nell: diagnosing female madness in British horror cinema
117(14)
Steven Jay Schneider
The Amicus house of horror
131(14)
Peter Hutchings
A descent into the underworld: Death Line
145(11)
Marcelle Perks
A heritage of evil: Pete Walker and the politics of Gothic revisionism
156(16)
Steve Chibnall
On the side of the demons: Clive Barker's pleasures and pains. Interviews with Clive Barker and Doug Bradley
172(11)
Paul Wells
Dying light: an obituary for the great British horror movie
183(55)
Richard Stanley
Filmography of British horror films of the sound era
196(42)
L. S. Smith
Index 238

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