1000 women in horror / by Alexandra Heller-Nichols
Orlando: BearManor Media, 2020.
Call No: 735.2-02 HEL Author: Heller-Nichols, Alexandra Edition: 2020 Place: Orlando Publisher: BearManor Media PubDate: 2020 PhysDes: 592 pages ; illus. ; 27cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN FILMMAKERS; WOMEN, FILMS MADE BY Summary: Blowing a kiss back through time and space from Aaliyah to Jill Rae Zurborg, 1000 Women in Horror, 1895-2018 is a love letter to both the stars and the often-invisible women who have made the genre what it is today. From Classical Hollywood to alt-Nollywood, mumblegore to J-horror, this book offers a tiny global snapshot of the vast number of women who have worked in the creation of dark and spooky movies for well over a century, both behind and in front of the camera, and in films both widely known and comparatively obscure.
Featuring a selected filmography of over 700 feature films directed or co-directed by women, this book also features interviews with Rutanya Alda, Tara Anaïse, Tonjia Atomic, Anna Biller, Axelle Carolyn, Aislinn Clarke, BJ Colangelo, Mattie Do, Julia Ducournau, Jordan Hall, Catherine Hardwicke, Katherine Kean, Karen Lam, Izzy Lee, Barbara Magnolfi, Marsha Mason, Donna McRae, Patrushkha Mierzwa, Hannah Neurotica, Alexandra Paul, Isabel Peppard, Cassandra 'Elvira' Peterson, Debbie Rochon, Mia'Kate Russell, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Elizabeth Shepherd, Jen and Sylvia Soska, Brinke Stevens, Barbie Wilde and Silvana Zancolò. -- Book jacket ISBN: 9781629333878 More info
American horrors : essays on the modern American horror film / edited by Gregory A. Waller
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1987.
Call No: 735.2 WAL Author: Waller, Gregory A. (Gregory Albert), 1950 Place: Urbana Publisher: University of Illinois Press PubDate: c1987 PhysDes: 228 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS. USA; DE PALMA, BRIAN; POLANSKI, ROMAN; HALLOWEEN (US, John Carpenter, 1978); HELL NIGHT (US, Thomas De Simone, 1981); HOWLING, THE (CN, Joe Dante, 1981); REPULSION (UK, Roman Polanski, 1965); LOCATAIRE, LE (FR, Roman Polanski, 1976); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); ROSEMARY'S BABY (US, Roman Polanski, 1968); EXORCIST, THE (US, William Friedkin, 1973); EYES OF LAURA MARS (US, Irvin Kershner, 1978); EYES OF A STRANGER (US, Ken Wiederhorn, 1981); DRESSED TO KILL (US, Brian De Palma, 1980); FRIDAY THE 13TH [...] (US, 1980-) Notes: Includes index; Filmography: p. -205; Bibliography: p. -219 ISBN: 0252014480 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0252014472 (hard : alk. paper) LON: 5194657 More info
Antipodean gothic cinema [manuscript] : a study of the (postmodern) Gothic in Australian and New Zealand film since the 1970s / by Romana Ashton
Call No: 735.2 (93) ASH Author: Ashton, Romana Source: AT Place: Queensland PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 317 p. ; 30 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS. AUSTRALIA; HORROR FILMS. NEW ZEALAND; PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); PIANO, THE (AT, Jane Campion, 1993); DOGS IN SPACE (AT, Richard Lowenstein, 1986); BAD BOY BUBBY (AT, Rolf de Heer, 1993); NIGHT THE PROWLER, THE (AT, Jim Sharman, 1978); HEAVENLY CREATURES (NZ, Peter Jackson, 1994); WAKE IN FRIGHT (AT, Ted Kotcheff, 1971); SUMMERFIELD (AT, Ken Hannam, 1977); SHAME (AT, Steve Jodrell, 1988); MAD MAX (AT, George Miller, 1979); MAD MAX II (AT, George Miller, 1981); CARS THAT ATE PARIS, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1974) Summary: "Although various film critics and academics have located the Gothic in Antipodean cinema, there has been no in-depth study of the Gothic and its ideological entanglements with postmodernism within this cinema. This study is divided into two parts and locates the (postmodern) Gothic in twelve Australian/New Zealand films ranging from Ted Kotcheffs Wake in Fright (1971) to Peter Jacksons Heavenly Creatures (1994). Part one theorizes the Gothic as a subversive cultural mode that foreshadows postmodernism in terms of its antithetical relationship with Enlightenment ideals. Interconnections are made between proto-postmodern aspects of early Gothic literature and the appropriation and intensification of these aspects in what has been dubbed the postmodern Gothic. The dissertation then argues that the Antipodes was/is constructed through Euro-centric discourse(s) as a Gothic/(proto)-postmodern space or place, this construction manifest in, and becoming intertwined with the postmodern in post 1970s Antipodean cinema. In part two, a cross-section of Australian/New Zealand films is organized into cinematic sub-genres in line with their similar thematic preoccupations and settings, all films argued as reflecting a marked postmodern Gothic sensibility. In its conclusion, the study finds that S2Antipodean Gothic cinemaS3, particularly since the 1970s, can be strongly characterized by its combining of Gothic/postmodernist modes of representation, this convergence constitutive of a postmodernized version of the Gothic which is heavily influenced by Euro-centric constructions of the Antipodes in Gothic/(proto)-postmodern related terms. " - ABSTRACT Notes: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy) - Central Queensland University: School of Humanities - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education, December 2005; Bibliography: leaves 299-314 ; filmography: leaves 315-318 ; telegraphy: leaf 319; We have two copies of this Thesis - they are both filed at 735.2 (93) ASH and are identical. One is labelled 'copy 1' and the other 'copy 2' Contents: -- Part one: Theorizing the (postmodern) gothic in Antipodean cinema -- 1. A gothic/postmodern poetics: two convergent models. -- 2. Antipodean Gothic/(Proto)-postmodern connections: the European unconscious and the cultural construction of the Antipodes. -- 3. Antipodean cinema: an uneasy background -- Part two: analyzing the (postmodern) gothic in Antipodean cinema. -- 4. Anitpodean ccolonial gothic: 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' and 'The Piano'. -- 5. Anitpodean urban gothic: 'Dogs in Space' and 'Bad Boy Bubby'. -- 6. Antipodean surburban gothic: -- 'The Night the Prowler' and 'Heavenly Creatures'. -- 7. Antipodean rural gothic: 'Wake in Fright', 'Summerfield', and 'Shame'. -- 8. Antipodean sci-fi car crash films and the gothic: 'The Cars that Ate Paris', 'Mad Max', and 'Mad Max - The Road Warrior'. -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Teleography. ID2: 290 More info
Art history for filmmakers : the art of visual storytelling / Gillian McIver
London: Bloomsbury, c2016.
Call No: 61:75 MCI Author: McIver, Gillian Source: US/UK Place: London Publisher: Bloomsbury PubDate: c2016 PhysDes: 256 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm Subject: THEORY; ART IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; SEX AND THE CINEMA; SEX IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS; LANDSCAPES IN FILMS; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; MOVEMENTS AND STYLES IN FILM HISTORY; HEROS IN FILMS; ART AND THE CINEMA Summary: "Since cinema's earliest days, literary adaptation has provided the movies with stories. But there is another way of looking at film, and that is through its close relationship with the visual arts. Art history for Filmmakers shows how images from art can be used by filmmakers to establish period detail, and to demonstrate composition, color theory and lighting. It reveals how the visual culture that gave rise to cinema has itself been shaped and informed by the development of painting, the oldest of the art forms.Featuring stunning images from classic films and iconic artwork, this book will build your appreciation of the history of art, enrich your understanding of the visual language of film, and help to feed that understanding into your own original filmmaking" -- BACK COVER BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781472580658 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: Introduction. How does art history relate to cinema history? -- A brief linear (traditional) history of art - -Toward an "alternative" history of art -- Visual culture and storytelling. Narrative and storytelling in art -- Color and narrative -- Kandinsky's color theory in painting and in cinema -- Perspective and composition -- Light -- Case study: Peter Greenaway and Dutch painting -- Realism. What is realism? - -What is representation? -- Art after photography: modern conceptions of realism in art -- Case study: Realism and the camera obscura -- Beyond realism. Fantasy worlds in cinema and art -- Oneiric: the world of dreams -- Surrealism -- Going beyond the real -- Case study: The Archers -- Sex and violence. Sex in art and cinema -- Violence in art and cinema -- Sex and violence -- Case study: Martin Scorsese and Caravaggio -- Horror. Religious horror -- Supernatural horror -- Body horror -- Monsters -- Case study: Guillermo del Toro and Francisco de Goya -- Landscape. Why landscape? -- Beautiful, picturesque, or sublime? -- The American landscape and the American West -- Case study: The road movie -- Heroes and heroic acts. History painting; victory, virtue, and the hero - -Heroism and the Western -- Case study: Subverting the heroic genre -- Modern movements. Culture or mass culture? -- expressionism -- Abstraction -- Abstract expressionism -- Minimalism -- Going "Beyond the West" -- Case study: Hokusai to Disney -- Conclusion. How can we use art history in filmmaking? Case studies -- More info
The art of horror
Lumina (2009) iss.1 p.84-91 Author: Cameron, Allan PhysDes: Article Subject: HORROR FILMS. AUSTRALIA; GENRES; INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; AUDIENCES. AUSTRALIA Summary: Article discussing the tension between government funded films and the so called 'low-brow' films that proved popular with Australian audiences: sex comedies, action thrillers and horror movies. Cameron argues that horror films need not be arthouse to be art so the binary logic of current debates - low 'genuine' horror vs acceptable, well made - is a disservice to the genre. More info
Attack of the leading ladies : gender, sexuality, and spectatorship in classic horror cinema / Rhona J. Berenstein
New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.
Call No: 735.2 BER Author: Berenstein, Rhona J Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: xvi, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Film and culture Subject: SPECTATORSHIP; HORROR FILMS; WOMEN IN FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; GAZE IN FILMS Summary: "From the earliest days of Hollywood sound productions, horror proved to be a popular and lucrative genre. At the center of the industry's first cycle of horror films was the terrified woman. Eyes straining and mouth open wide as she emitted an ear-piercing scream, the damsel in distress awaited rescue from the monster's horrible attentions. Or so it semmed.
The first book to explore the gender dynamics of classic horror film, 'Attack of the leading ladies' addresses the roles of women both on- and off-screen. Combining close textual analysis with the study of advertising campaigns, reviews, fan magazines and censorship materials, Rhona J. Berenstein presents an in-depth look at such films as 'Bride of Frankenstein', 'Dr. X', 'Dracula', 'King Kong', 'Mad Love', 'Svengali', and 'White Zombie'."-- BOOK COVER Notes: Filmography: p. -246; Includes bibliographical references (p. -258) and index ISBN: 0231084633 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0231084625 (cloth : alk. paper) LON: 11723761 Contents: Introduction: horror of classic horrors -- Spectatorship-as-drag: re-dressing classic horror cinema -- Horror for sale: the marketing and reception of classic horror cinema -- Looks could kill: the powers of the gaze in hypnosis films -- The interpretation of screams: female fear, homosocial desire, and mad-doctor movies -- White skin, white masks: Race, gender, and monstrosity in jungle-horror cinema More info
Australian cinema's dark sun
Studies in Australasian cinema (2010) vol.4 iss.1 p.23-41 Author: Ryan, Mark David PhysDes: Article Subject: HORROR FILMS. AUSTRALIA; INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; FUNDING. AUSTRALIA; AUDIENCES. AUSTRALIA; WOLF CREEK (AT, Greg McLean, 2005) Summary: This article argues that the renaissance of Australian horror films in the 2000s has been driven by intersecting international market forces, domestic financing factors and technological change. It argues for two distinct tiers of production with different financing, production and distribution models. Notes: There has been a boom in Australian horror movie production in recent years.
Daybreakers (2010), Wolf Creek (2005), Rogue (2007), Undead (2003), Black
Water (2008), and Storm Warning (2006), among others, have all experienced
varying degrees of popularity, mainstream visibility and cult success in worldwide
horror markets. While Aussie horror’s renaissance is widely acknowledged in industry
literature, there is limited research into the extent of the boom and the dynamics
of production. Consequently, there are few explanations for why and how this
surge has occurred. This article argues that the recent growth in Australian horror
films has been driven by intersecting international market forces, domestic financing
factors and technological change. In so doing, it identifies two distinct tiers of
Australian horror film production: ‘mainstream’ and ‘underground’ production,
though overlap between these two tiers results in ‘high-end indie’ films capable of
cinema release. Each tier represents the high and low ends of Australian horror film
production, each with different financing, production and distribution models. -- Abstract More info
Australian eco-horror and Gaia's revenge : animals, eco-nationalism and the 'new nature'
Studies in Australasian cinema (2010) vol.4 iss.1 p.43-54 Author: Simpson, Catherine PhysDes: Article Subject: ANIMALS IN FILMS; NATURE IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS. AUSTRALIA; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA AUSTRALIA; RAZORBACK (AT, Russell Mulcahy, 1984); DARK AGE (AT/US, Arch Nicholson, 1988); ROGUE (AT, Greg Mclean, 2007); MARSUPIALS: THE HOWLING III, THE (AT, Philippe Mora, 1987); DYING BREED (AT, Jody Dwyer, 2008) Summary: This article focuses on moments in a series of key films: Razorback (Mulcahy, 1984), Dark Age (Nicholson, 1987), Rogue (McLean, 2007), Howling III: the Marsupials (Mora, 1987) and Dying Breed (Dwyer 2008). Using an 'eco-postcolonial' framework, the author argues that these films extend postcolonial anxieties over settler Australian notions of belonging and challenge the notion of human mastery over nature. Notes: We hear so much about extinction in debates around climate change. But what about those animals that go feral and then return – bigger, hungrier and angrier – to wreak revenge on humans who may have done them injustice? Using an eco-postcolonial framework, this article examines how a number of exploitation horror films have dealt with environmental topics and issues of trespass. In particular, I examine the agency of animals – crocs, pigs, thylacines and marsupial werewolves – in some key Australian eco-horror films from the last 30 years: Long Weekend (Eggleston,1978), Razorback (Mulcahy, 1984), Dark Age (Nicholson, 1987), Howling III: the Marsupials (Mora, 1987), Rogue (Greg McLean, 2007), Black Water (Nerlich & Traucki, 2007) and Dying Breed (Dwyer 2008). On the one hand, these films extend postcolonial anxieties over settler Australian notions of belonging, while on the other, they signify a cultural shift. The animals portrayed have an uncanny knack of adapting and hybridizing in order to survive, and thus they (the films and the animals) force us to acknowledge more culturally plural forms of being. In particular, these films unwittingly emphasize what Tim Low has termed the ‘new Nature’: an emerging ethic that foregrounds the complex and dynamic interrelationships of animals with humans.--Abstract More info
Australian Horror Films, 1973-2010 / Peter Shelley
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company Inc, c2012.
Call No: 735.2 (94) SHE Author: Shelley, Peter Source: US/UK Place: Jefferson, North Carolina, and London Publisher: McFarland & Company Inc PubDate: c2012 PhysDes: vi, 320 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; HORROR FILMS. AUSTRALIA; FILMOGRAPHIES. AUSTRALIA; NIGHT OF FEAR (AT, Terry Bourke, 1973); CARS THAT ATE PARIS, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1974); INN OF THE DAMNED (AT, Terry Bourke, 1974); END PLAY (AT, Tim Burstall, 1975); LAST WAVE, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1977); LONG WEEKEND, THE (AT, Colin Eggleston, 1979); PATRICK (AT, Richard Franklin, 1978); SNAPSHOT (AT, Simon Wincer, 1978); THIRST (AT, Rod Hardy, 1979); NIGHTMARES (AT, John Lamond, 1980); ALISON'S BIRTHDAY (AT, Ian Coughlin, 1979); LADY STAY DEAD (AT, Terry Bourke, 1981); ROADGAMES (AT, Richard Franklin, 1981); SURVIVOR, THE (AT, David Hemmings, 1981); NEXT OF KIN (AT, Tony Williams, 1982); TURKEY SHOOT (AT, Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1981); INNOCENT PREY (AT, Colin Eggleston, 1984); RAZORBACK (AT, Russell Mulcahy, 1984); CASSANDRA (AT, Colin Eggleston, 1987); DARK AGE (AT/US, Arch Nicholson, 1988); FAIR GAME (AT, Mario Andreacchio, 1986); CONTAGION (AT, Karl Zwicky, 1987); CONTAGION (AT, Karl Zwicky, 1988); OUTBACK VAMPIRES (AT, Colin Eggleston, 1987); ZOMBIE BRIGADE (AT, Carmelo Musca, 1988); CELIA (AT, Ann Turner, 1988); CELIA (AT, Anne Turner, 1988); DREAMING, THE (AT, Mario Andreacchio, 1988); HOUSEBOAT HORROR (AT, Ollie Martin, [In prod], 1987); KADAICHA (AT, James Bogle, 1988); OUT OF THE BODY (AT, Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1988); 13TH FLOOR, THE (AT, Chris Roache, 1989); BLOODMOON (AT, Alec Mills, 1990); BODY MELT (AT, Philip Brophy, 1992); BODY MELT (AT, Philip Brophy, 1993); ENCOUNTERS (AT, Murray Fahey, 1994); KOMODO (US/AT, Michael Lantieri, 1999); CUT (AT, Kimble Rendall, 2000); H.P. LOVECRAFT'S CTHULHU (AT, Damian Heffernan, 2000); GHOST SHIP, THE (US, Steve Beck, 2002); CUBBYHOUSE (AT, Murray Fahey, 2001); QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, THE (US/AT, Michael Rymer, 2002); DARKNESS FALLS (US, Jonathon Liebesman, 2003); LOST THINGS (AT/CN, Martin Murphy, 2003); RAZOR EATERS (AT, Shannon Young, 2003); SUBTERANO (AT/GG, Esben Storm, 2002); UNDEAD (AT, Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig, 2002); MAN-THING (US/AT, Brett Leonard, 2005); SAFETY IN NUMBERS (AT, David Douglas, 2005); WOLF CREEK (AT, Greg McLean, 2005); LIKE MINDS (AT UK, Gregory J Read, 2006); SEE NO EVIL (AT, Gregory Dark, 2006); VOODOO LAGOON (AT/UK, Nicholas Cohen, 2006); WATCH ME (AT, Melanie Ansley, 2006); BLACK WATER (AT, David Nerlich & Andrew Traucki, 2007); ROGUE (AT, Greg Mclean, 2007); STORM WARNING (AT, Jamie Blanks, 2007); ACOLYTES (AT, Jon Hewitt, 2007); DYING BREED (AT, Jody Dwyer, 2008); GATES OF HELL, THE (AT, Kelly Dolen, 2008); I KNOW HOW MANY RUNS YOU SCORED LAST SUMMER (AT, Stacy Edmonds & Doug Turner, 2008); LONG WEEKEND (AT, Jamie Blanks, 2009); RUINS, THE (AT/US, Carter Smith, 2008); COFFIN ROCK (UK/AT, Rupert Glasson, 2009); CRUSH (AT, John V. Soto & Jeff Gerritsen, 2009); DAMNED BY DAWN (AT, Brett Anstey, 2009); DAYBREAKERS (US, Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, 2008); DAYBREAKERS (US, Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, 2008); FAMILY DEMONS (AT, Ursula Dabrowsky, 2009); HORSEMAN, THE (AT, Steven Kastrissios, 2008); LOVED ONES, THE (AT, Sean Byrne, 2009); PREY (AT, Oscar D'Rocceter, 2007); 7TH HUNT, THE (AT, J.D. Cohen, 2009); STORAGE (AT, Michael Craft, 2009); TRIANGLE (AT/UK Christpher Smith, 2009); CLINIC, THE (AT, James Rabbitts, 2010); NEEDLE (AT, John V Soto, 2010); REEF, THE (AT, Andrew Traucki, 2010); ROAD TRAIN (AT, Dean Francis, 2010); SLAUGHTERED (AT, Kate Glover, 2010) Summary: "This pioneering work provides in-depth coverage of 76 horror films produced in Australia, where serial killers, carnivorous animals, mutants, zombies, vampires and evil spirits all receive the "antipodean" cinematic treatment unique to the Land Down Under. Titles covered were released between 1973 and 2010, a period coinciding with the revival of the long-dormant Australian film industry in the early 1970s, and continuing into the second wave of genre production spurred by the international success of the 2005 chiller Wolf Creek, The Cars That Ate Paris, The Last Wave, Roadgames, Razorback, Outback Vampires, Queen of the Damned, Black Water, and The Reef are among the titles represented. Each film is covered in a chapter that includes a cast and credits list, release information, contemporary reviews and DVD availability, as well as a synopsis and in-depth notes about the story, filmmaking techniques, acting performances, recurring themes and motifs, and overall effectiveness of the film as a work of horror. ' -- BOOK BLURB Notes: 'VOYAGE INTO FEAR (AT, Murray Fahey, 1993) listed here as (aka) ENCOUNTERS (AT, Murray Fahey, 1994); HELLION: THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND listed here as (aka) CUBBYHOUSE (AT, Murray Fahey, 2001); NATURE'S GRAVE listed here as (aka) LONG WEEKEND (AT, Jamie Blanks, 2009); Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780786461677 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- preface -- introduction -- the films -- bibliography -- index -- More info
Beyond formula : American film genres / Stanley J. Solomon
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.
The BFI companion to horror / edited by Kim Newman ; foreword by Ramsey Campbell
London: Cassell, 1996.
Call No: 735.2 BFI Author: Newman, Kim, 1959 CorpAuthor: British Film Institute Place: London Publisher: Cassell PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: 352 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS Summary: In one volume, the BFI Companion to Horror offers a complete concordance to one of the most lasting genres of popular entertainment, focusing of course on the cinema but also taking in literature, television, radio, popular music, history and folklore. Covering great artists like Boris Karloff and Edgar Allan Poe and humble toilers like Edward D. Wood and John Carradine, this book provides a history of the horror genre from its pre-cinema beginnings in the eighteenth-century gothic novel and the Victorian ghost story through a hundred years of fevered activity, spotlighting not only mainstream horror producers such as Hammer Films and Alfred Hitchcock but also less expected names (Franz Kafka and Ingmar Bergman); In addition to entries on actors, directors, writers and technicians associated with horror, and all horror-themed film and television series, there are insightful essays on classic horror characters like Frankenstein and Dracula, on recurrent situations like decapitation and body-snatching, even on often-horrific portions of the body like eyes and brains. Among the experts who have contributed are Mark Ashworth, Anne Billson, Jeremy Clarke, Christopher Frayling, Neil Gaiman, Phil Hardy, Peter Hutchings, Tom Hutchinson, Alan Jones, Stephen Jones, Mark Kermode, Tim Lucas, Maitland McDonagh, David Prothero, Mark Salisbury, Philip Strick, Steve Thrower and Linda Ruth Williams ISBN: 030433216X (pbk); 0304332135 (cased) LON: 12969787 More info
British genres : cinema and society, 1930-1960 / Marcia Landy
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1991.
Caligari's children : the film as tale of terror / S. S. Prawer
Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Call No: 735.2 PRA Author: Prawer, S. S. (Siegbert Salomon), 1925 Place: Oxford New York Publisher: Oxford University Press PubDate: 1980 PhysDes: 307 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; HAMMER FILM PRODUCTIONS; FISHER, TERENCE; KARLOFF, BORIS; LANG, FRITZ; LEWTON ,VAL; MURNAU, FRIEDRICH WILHELM; FRANKENSTEIN (US, James Whale, 1931); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); VAMPYR : DER TRAUM DES ALLEN GRAY (G/FR, Carl Th. Dreyer, 1932); CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI, DAS (G, Robert Wiene, 1920) Notes: Includes indexes; Bibliography: p. -292 ISBN: 019217584X : ª6.95 LON: 1491474 More info
Camera politica : the politics and ideology of contemporary Hollywood film / by Michael Ryan and Douglas Kellner
Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1988.
Call No: 409(73) RYA Copy Management: Copy 1; Copy 2 Author: Ryan, Michael, 1951; Kellner, Douglas, 1943 Place: Bloomington, Ind. Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 1988 PhysDes: xiii, 328 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; DISASTERS IN FILMS. USA; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS. USA; WORKING CLASS IN FILMS. USA; BLACKS IN FILMS. USA; SOUTH IN FILMS. USA; WOMEN IN FILMS. USA; BUDDY FILMS. USA; FAMILY IN FILMS. USA; VIETNAM WAR IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS. USA; VIETNAM WAR FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. USA; FANTASY FILMS. USA; UTOPIA IN FILMS. USA; COMMUNISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA. USA; CONSPIRACY FILMS. USA; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; BORDEN, LIZZIE; CIMINO, MICHAEL; Peckinpah, Sam; Reagan, Ronald; ROMERO, GEORGE; SCORSESE, MARTIN; HOOPER, TOBE; FRIEDKIN, WILLIAM; BROOKS, JAMES L.; DE PALMA, BRIAN; LUCAS, GEORGE; KUBRICK, STANLEY; MILIUS, JOHN; PAKULA, ALAN J.; SCOTT, RIDLEY; STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977); CARNAL KNOWLEDGE (US, Mike Nichols, 1971); CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (US, Steven Spielberg, 1977); DEATH WISH (US, Michael Winner, 1974); DEER HUNTER, THE (US, Michael Cimino, 1978); DRESSED TO KILL (US, Brian De Palma, 1980); E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (US, Steven Spielberg, 1982); FRENCH CONNECTION, THE (US, William Friedkin, 1971); JAWS (US, Steven Spielberg, 1975); TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (US, James L. Brooks, 1983); UNDER FIRE (US, Roger Spottiswoode, 1983); SHINING, THE (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1980); APOCALYPSE NOW (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979); DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (US, Susan Seidelman, 1985); DIRTY HARRY (US, Don Siegel, 1971); GODFATHER, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1972); KLUTE (US, Alan J. Pakula, 1971); BLADE RUNNER (US, Ridley Scott, 1982) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 321-324 ISBN: 0253313341 LON: 5193671 More info
Castle of Frankenstein
New Jersey: Gothic Castle Publishing, 1962-1975..
Chilean cinema in the twenty-first century world / edited by Vania Barraza and Carl Fischer
Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 2020.
Call No: 11439 Author: Barraza, Vania; Fishcher, Carl Place: Detroit, Michigan Publisher: Wayne State University Press PubDate: 2020 PhysDes: xii,376 pages : ilustrated ; 23cm Series: Contemporary approaches to film and media Subject: CHILE; FESTIVALS; HORROR FILMS; MARTIAL ARTS FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA Summary: Focusing on films from Chile since 2000 and bringing together scholars from South and North America, Chilean Cinema in the Twenty-First-Century World is the first English-language book since the 1970s to explore this small, yet significant, Latin American cinema. The volume questions the concept of "national cinemas" by examining how Chilean film dialogues with trends in genre-based, political, and art-house cinema around the world, while remaining true to local identities. Contributors place current Chilean cinema in a historical context and expand the debate concerning the artistic representation of recent political and economic transformations in contemporary Chile. Chilean Cinema in the Twenty-First-Century World opens up points of comparison between Chile and the ways in which other national cinemas are negotiating their place on the world stage.
The book is divided into five parts. "Mapping Theories of Chilean Cinema in the World" examines Chilean filmmakers at international film festivals, and political and affective shifts in the contemporary Chilean documentary. "On the Margins of Hollywood: Chilean Genre Flicks" explores on the emergence of Chilean horror cinema and the performance of martial arts in Chilean films. "Other Texts and Other Lands: Intermediality and Adaptation Beyond Chile(an Cinema)" covers the intermedial transfer from Chilean literature to transnational film and from music video to film. "Migrations of Gender and Genre" contrasts films depicting transgender people in Chile and beyond. "Politicized Intimacies, Transnational Affects: Debating (Post)memory and History" analyzes representations of Chile’s traumatic past in contemporary documentary and approaches mourning as a politicized act in postdictatorship cultural production.
Intended for scholars, students, and researchers of film and Latin American studies, Chilean Cinema in the Twenty-First-Century World evaluates an active and emergent film movement that has yet to receive sufficient attention in global cinema studies. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9780814346822 More info
The Cinema book / edited by Pam Cook
London: BFI, 1985.
The cinema book / edited by Pam Cook and Mieke Bernink
London: British Film Institute, 1999.
Cinema Sewer : the adults only guide to history's sickest and sexiest movies! / edited by Robin Bougie
Surrey, England: FAB Press, 2016.
Call No: 722.81 CIN Author: Bougie, Robin (ed.) Edition: Fourth edition Source: UK Place: Surrey, England Publisher: FAB Press PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm Series: Cinema Sewer; 1 Subject: PORNOGRAPHIC FILMS; EROTIC FILMS; HORROR FILMS; SEX IN FILMS; COMIC STRIPS AND THE CINEMA; CRITICISM Summary: "A mind-melting compilation of gonzo writing, illustration and comics about the most insane, sexy, awkward, cheesy, hilarious, upsetting and jaw-dropping movies in the history of film, 'Cinema Sewer' joyously celebrates the sleaziest aspects of the moviegoing experience, whilst delving deep into bizarre cinematic history. Author and artist Robin Bougie dives deep to the bottom of the cesspool of horror and sexploitation , doing so in a distinctive manner that has made him infamous amongst a loyal following of cult film fans. The best of the first 12 long-out-of-print issues of the magazine have been exhaustively revised and collated here, along with almost 100 pages of never-before-seen material. " -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9781903254455 More info
Cinema today / Buscombe, Edward
London: Phaidon Press, 2003.
The Company of Wolves / by James Gracey
Leighton Buzzard: Auteur Publishing, 2017.
Call No: 79COM GRA Author: Gracey, James Source: UK Place: Leighton Buzzard Publisher: Auteur Publishing PubDate: 2017 PhysDes: 128 pages ; 19cm Series: Devil's Advovcates Subject: HORROR FILMS; FANTASTIC FILMS; WEREWOLF FILMS; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; JORDAN, NEIL; CARTER, ANGELA; COMPANY OF WOLVES, THE (UK, Neil Jordan, 1984) Summary: "Co-written by Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan and British novelist Angela Carter, and based on several short stories from Carter's collection The Bloody Chamber, The Company of Wolves (1984) is a provocative reinvention of the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Unraveling a feverish metaphor for the blossoming of a young girl's sexuality and her subsequent loss of innocence, the film entwines symbolism and metaphor with striking visuals and grisly effects. Released in the early 1980s, a time which produced several classic werewolf films (including An American Werewolf in London and The Howling), The Company of Wolves sets itself apart from the pack with its overtly literary roots, feminist stance, and art-house leanings. The film's narrative takes the form of a puzzle box, unfolding as dreams within dreams, and stories within stories, which lead further into the dark woods of the protagonist's psyche, as she finds herself on the cusp of womanhood. This Devil's Advocate explores all these aspects, as well as placing the film in the context of the careers of its creators and its position as an example of the "Female Gothic."" -- Angus and Robertson ISBN: 9781911325314 Contents: -- introduction -- chapter one: once upon a time -- Chapter two : telling tales -- chapter three: red hoods, dark woods -- chapter four: seeing red -- chapter five: the big bad wolf -- chapter six: 'a she-wolf came' -- chapter seven: happily ever after -- bibliography -- More info
Contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Steve Neale and Murray Smith
London New York: Routledge, 1998.
Call No: 71(73) CON Author: Neale, Stephen; Smith, Murray, 1962 Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: xxii, 338 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: USA; HOLLYWOOD; TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; DISTRIBUTION. USA; EXHIBITION. USA; WIDE-SCREEN SYSTEMS; SPECTATORSHIP; MEN IN FILMS. USA; MELODRAMA; MUSIC, FILM; SOUND TRACKS; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA; FAMILY IN FILMS. USA; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; BLACKS, FILMS MADE BY. USA; BLACKS IN FILMS. USA; BLOCKBUSTERS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; CENSORSHIP. USA; INDEPENDENT FILMS. USA; WOMEN, FILMS FOR; WOMEN IN FILMS. USA; HORROR FILMS. USA; CHILDREN, FILMS FOR; ACTION FILMS; AUDIENCES; MIRAMAX FILMS; NEW LINE CINEMA; TIME WARNER; VERHOEVEN, PAUL; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; HAMILTON, LINDA; MCDORMAND, FRANCES; ELFMAN, DANNY; E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (US, Steven Spielberg, 1982); FARGO (US, Ethan Coen, 1996); BASIC INSTINCT (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1992); BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992); BATMAN (US, Tim Burton, 1989); BATMAN RETURNS (US, Tim Burton, 1992); RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (US, Steven Spielberg, 1981); JURASSIC PARK (US, Steven Spielberg,, 1993); LION KING, THE (US, Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff, 1994); TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (US, James Cameron, 1991) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -318) and index ISBN: 0415170095; 0415170109 (pbk.) LON: 98005952; 13736490 More info
Contemporary Spanish cinema / Barry Jordan and Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998.
Call No: 71(46) JOR Author: Jordan, Barry, 1950; Morgan-Tamosunas, Rikki Place: Manchester Publisher: Manchester University Press PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: vi, 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: SPAIN; COMEDIES. SPAIN; THRILLERS. SPAIN; FANTASTIC FILMS. SPAIN; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS. SPAIN; HORROR FILMS. SPAIN; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN IN FILMS; MEN IN FILMS; NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. SPAIN; SPAIN: CATALONIA; SPAIN: BASQUE COUNTRY; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. SPAIN; ALMODOVAR, PEDRO; BIGAS LUNA; GARCI, JOSE LUIS; MEDEM, JULIO; MIRO, PILAR; SAURA, CARLOS; TRUEBA, FERNANDO; COLMENA, LA (SP, Mario Camus, 1982); NADIE HABLARA DE NOSOTRAS CUANDO HAYAMOS MUERTO (SP, Agustin Diaz Yanes, 1995) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 071904412X (hbk.); 0719044138 (pbk.) LON: abn98241412; 14031781 More info
Plympton, SA: Michael Helms,
Cultural power/cultural literacy : selected papers from the Fourteenth Annual Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film / edited by Bonnie Braendlin
Tallahassee Gainesville, FL: Florida State University Press Orders to University Presses of Florida, 1991.
Call No: 408 CUL Author: Braendlin, Bonnie CorpAuthor: Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film (14th : 1989) Place: Tallahassee Gainesville, FL Publisher: Florida State University Press Orders to University Presses of Florida PubDate: 1991 PhysDes: vii, 202 p. ; 21 cm Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; ADVERTISING; ANDY HARDY IN FILMS; GENRES; HORROR FILMS; CRITICS; SCHWARTZ, DELMORE; ORDINARY PEOPLE (US, Robert Redford, 1980); WALL STREET (US, Oliver Stone, 1987); HAIRSPRAY (US, John Waters, 1988); FRIDAY THE 13TH [...] (US, 1980-); NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET[...], A (US, 1984-) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0813010969 LON: 90027304; 7695410 More info
Cutting edge : art-horror and the horrific avant-garde / Joan Hawkins
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c2000.
Call No: 771.1 HAW Author: Hawkins, Joan, 1953 Place: Minneapolis Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: c2000 PhysDes: xiii, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: AVANT-GARDE FILMS; HORROR FILMS; FRANJU, GEORGES; FRANCO, JESUS [JESS]; MORRISSEY, PAUL; WARHOL, ANDY; RAPE (US, Yoko Ono & John Lennon, 1968); YEUX SANS VISAGE, LES (FR/IT, Georges Franju, 1959); FREAKS (US, Tod Browning, 1932) Notes: "Select Filmography and Videography": p; Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index ISBN: 0816634130 (alk. paper); 0816634149 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 21283291 More info
A dark new world : anatomy of Australian horror films / by Mark David Ryan
Brisbane, Queensland: 2008.
Call No: 735.2(94) RYA Author: Ryan, Mark D. Source: AT Place: Brisbane, Queensland PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: x, 217 p. : ill. ; 30 cm. Subject: AUSTRALIA; GENRES; GENRES. AUSTRALIA; HORROR FILMS; HORROR FILMS. AUSTRALIA; PRODUCTION Summary: A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the degree Doctor of Philosophy (Phd), December 2008 Notes: Presented to the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology.; Thesis (Ph.D.)--Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2008.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-217) Donation: Donated by Senses Of Cinema, 2009 Contents: -- chapter 1: introduction -- chapter 2: globalising film production and the renaissance of the horror genre -- chapter 3: a history of Australian horror films -- chapter 4: contemporary Australian horror production -- chapter 5: financing, production and distribution models -- chapter 6: returns, markets and fan/subcultures -- chapter 7: the future of Australian horror production - sustainability and policy --appendix 1: Australian horror films by decade -- appendix 2: budget expenditure on Australian horror production -- appendix 3: Australian horror films by budget range -- references -- More info
The dead that walk / Leslie Halliwell
London: Collins, 1986.
The dread of difference : gender and the horror film / edited by Barry Keith Grant
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.
Call No: 735.2 DRE Author: Grant, Barry Keith, 1947 Edition: 1st ed Place: Austin Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: xv, 456 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Texas film studies series Subject: HORROR FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; SLASHER FILMS; DRACULA IN FILMS; ARGENTO, DARIO; CRONENBERG, DAVID; ALIEN (UK, Ridley Scott, 1979); ALIENS (US, James Cameron, 1986); ALIEN 3 (US, David Fincher, 1992); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, Tom Savini, 1990); CARRIE (US, Brian De Palma, 1976); CAT PEOPLE (US, Jacques Tourneur, 1942); CAT PEOPLE (US, Paul Schrader, 1982); BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (US, James Whale, 1935); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); STEPFATHER, THE (US, Joseph Ruben, 1986); LEVRES ROUGES, LES (BE/FR/GW, Harry Kumel, 1971); FATAL ATTRACTION (US, Adrian Lyne, 1987); ROSEMARY'S BABY (US, Roman Polanski, 1968) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-438) and index ISBN: 0292727941 (pbk : alk. paper); 0292727933 (hc : alk. paper) LON: 12195767 More info
[New York: O'Quinn Studios],
Call No: held no.1- Aug. 1979- incomplete Source: US Place: [New York Publisher: O'Quinn Studios] PhysDes: v. ill. 28 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS Notes: At head of title: Starlog presents ISSN: 0164-2111 Order Notes: Current Frequency: 9 times a year <, Aug. 1985-; Formerly: 8 times a year <, Feb. 1982-; Formerly: Bimonthly LON: sn 79001530; 2472957 More info
Fields of vision : essays in film studies, visual anthropology, and photography / edited by Leslie Devereaux and Roger Hillman
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
Call No: 62 FIE Author: Devereaux, Leslie; Hillman, Roger Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: xiv, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: MONTAGE; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; WAR AND THE CINEMA; WAR IN FILMS; MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; HORROR FILMS; BODY IN FILMS; MEN IN FILMS; SPECTATORSHIP; CARNIVAL AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; SOUND; ADAPTATIONS; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES AND THE CINEMA; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; HOLLYWOOD; EHE DER MARIA BRAUN, DIE (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinber, 1979); NAME DER ROSE, DER (GW/IT/FR, Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1986); RIVERS OF SAND (US, Robert Gardner, 1974) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0520085248 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0520085221 (alk. paper) LON: 10726537 More info
Film at the intersection of high and mass culture / Paul Coates
Cambridge [England] New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Call No: 408 COA Author: Coates, Paul, 1953 Place: Cambridge [England] New York Publisher: Cambridge University Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xvii, 201 p. ; 24 cm Series: Cambridge studies in film Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; MELODRAMA; WESTERNS; FILM NOIR; RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS; STARS; GENRES; HORROR FILMS; VOICE OVER; MUSIC TELEVISION; SIRK, DOUGLAS; MARKER, CHRIS; TARKOVSKY, ANDREI; KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF; FRANJU, GEORGES; STALLONE, SYLVESTER; VALENTINO, RUDOLPH; LANG, FRITZ; LEE, SPIKE; MADONNA; MONROE, MARILYN; POTTER, DENNIS; BEDROOM WINDOW, THE (US, Curtis Hanson, 1986); FLY, THE (US, David Cronenberg, 1986); JETEE, LA (FR, Chris Marker, 1963); MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, THE (US, John Ford, 1962); AUFZEICHNUNGEN ZU KLEIDERN UND STADTEN (GW, Wim Wenders, 1989); OUT OF THE PAST (US, Jacques Tourneur, 1947); ROCKY IV (US, Sylvester Stallone, 1985); OFFRET [SACRIFICE, THE] (SW/FR, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986); SEARCHERS, THE (US, John Ford, 1956); SINGING DETECTIVE, THE [TV] (UK, Jon Amiel, 1986); SOLARIS (UR, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972); WESELE (PL, Andrzej Wajda, 1972); DAY OF THE LOCUST, THE (US, John Schlesinger, 1975); REAR WINDOW (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-194) and index ISBN: 0521444721 (hardback) LON: 10419843 More info
The film cultures reader / Graeme Turner (ed.)
New York: Routledge, 2002.
Call No: 408 TUR Author: Graeme Turner (ed.) Place: London; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2002 PhysDes: 524 p. ; 24 cm Subject: CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; GENRES; AESTHETICS; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; SPECTATORSHIP; AUDIENCE RECEPTION; AUDIENCE RESEARCH; SOUND; THEORY; CREED, BARBARA; KUHN, ANNETTE; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; HONG KONG; HOLLYWOOD; GLOBALISATION; USA; MONROE, MARILYN; SEX IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS; ACTION FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; THRILLERS; COLOR PURPLE, THE (US, Steven Spielberg, 1985); PIANO, THE (AT, Jane Campion, 1993); AGE OF INNOCENCE, THE (US, Martin Scorsese, 1993); PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; INDUSTRY, FILM Summary: This companion reader to Film as Social Practice brings together key writings on contemporary cinema, exploring film as a social and cultural phenomenon. Key features of the reader include: thematic sections, each with an introduction by the editor; a general introduction by Graeme Turner; sections on understanding film, film technology, film industries, meanings and pleasures, identities, audiences and consumption. ISBN: 0415252822 More info
Film genre 2000 : new critical essays / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon
Albany: State University of New York Press, c2000.
Film genre reader II / edited by Barry Keith Grant
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995.
Call No: 64GEN FIL Author: Grant, Barry Keith, 1947 Edition: 1st ed Place: Austin Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: viii, 581 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: GENRES; WESTERNS; GANGSTER FILMS; FILM NOIR; DISASTER FILMS; EPIC FILMS; HORROR FILMS; MELODRAMA; COMEDIES; TRANSVESTISM; WOMEN IN FILMS; VIETNAM WAR FILMS; MUSICALS; BLACKS IN FILMS; CANADA; AUTEUR THEORY; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; DETECTIVE FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HISTORICAL FILMS; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; PORNOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; SEMIOLOGY; STRUCTURALISM; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; MICHEAUX, OSCAR; CRONENBERG, DAVID; FORD, JOHN; PENN, ARTHUR; SIRK, DOUGLAS; CAVELL, STANLEY; CHANDLER, RAYMOND; FRYE, NORTHROP; MINNELLI, VINCENTE; TODOROV, TZVETAN; ZOO LA NUIT, UN (CN, Jean-Cluade Lauzon, 1987); SOME LIKE IT HOT (US, Billy Wilder, 1959); SHADOW OF A DOUBT (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1943); BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY, THE (US, Charles Walters, 1949); YENTL (US, Barbara Streisand, 1983); IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (US, Frank Capra, 1934); IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (US, Frank Capra, 1946); MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (US, John Ford, 1946); STAGECOACH (US, John Ford, 1939); SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (US, Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952); THING, THE (US, Christian Nyby, 1951); [TWENTY] 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (US, Nathan Juran, 1957); VICTOR VICTORIA (UK, Blake Edwards, 1982); WRITTEN ON THE WIND (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); FLY, THE (US, David Cronenberg, 1986); DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (US, Susan Seidelman, 1985); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974); APOCALYPSE NOW (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -559) and index ISBN: 0292727771 (cloth : alk. paper); 029272778X (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 11563059 More info
Film in Australia : an introduction / Albert Moran and Errol Vieth
Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Film theory and criticism : introductory readings / [edited by] Gerald Mast, Marshall Cohen
New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
Focus on the horror film / edited by Roy Huss and T.J. Ross
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, c1972.
Call No: 735.2 FOC Author: Ross, T. J. (Theodore J.); Huss, Roy, 1927 Place: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Publisher: Prentice-Hall PubDate: c1972 PhysDes: vi, 186 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; VAMPIRE FILMS; DRACULA IN FILMS; LEWTON ,VAL; ROSEMARY'S BABY (US, Roman Polanski, 1968); REPULSION (UK, Roman Polanski, 1965); TARGETS (US, Peter Bogdanovich, 1968) Notes: Bibliography: p. 180-184 ISBN: 0133947599; 0133947424 (pbk) LON: 573005 More info
Found footage horror films : Fear and the appearance of reality / Heller-Nicholas, Alexandra
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company Inc, 2014.
Call No: 735.2 HEL Author: Heller-Nicholas, Alexandra Place: Jefferson, NC Publisher: McFarland & Company Inc PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: 244 p ; 23 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; HEALTH AND SAFETY FILMS; SNUFF FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, THE (US, Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez, 1999); PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (US, Oren Peli, 2007) Summary: 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. -- publisher's blurb ISBN: 9780786470778 Contents: -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part 1: Expanding the Prehistory: 1938-1998 --
One. Safety Films -- Two. Snuff-Fictions -- Three. Television -- Part 2: A Critical Chronology: 1998-2009 -- Four. Revisiting The Blair Witch Project -- Five. The Vanishing of the Real -- Six. Approaching Paranormal Activity -- Part 3: Further Discoveries: 2007-2013 -- Seven. Exorcism Films --Eight. The Family -- Nine. Nation, History and Identity -- Conclusion: The Specter of Commercialism -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- ID2: 179 More info
Generation multiplex : the image of youth in American Cinema since 1980 / Timothy Shary ; foreword by Stephen Tropiano ; afterword by Catherine Driscoll
Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2014.
Call No: 451-053.6(73) SHA Author: Shary, Timothy Edition: Revised edition Source: US Place: Austin, Texas Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: xvii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: TEEN FILMS; EDUCATION IN FILMS; CRIME FILMS. USA; HORROR FILMS. USA; ROMANTIC FILMS. USA Summary: "This updated and expanded edition reaffirms the idea that films about youth constitute a legitimate genre worthy of study on its own terms. Identifying four distinct subgenres - school, deliquency, horror, and romance - Timothy Shary explores hundreds of representative films while offering in-depth discussion of movies that constitute key moments in the genre, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Breakfast Club, Say Anything..., Boyz N the Hood, Scream, American Pie, Napoleon Dynamite, Superbad, The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games ISBN: 9780292756625 Contents: Machine generated contents note: One.Introduction: The Cinematic Image of Youth -- Social Representation and Genre Theory -- The Study of Youth, In and Out of Movies -- Two.Youth in School: Academics and Attitude -- Contexts and Trends in the Subgenre -- School Kids -- Transforming the Nerd -- Delinquents and Their Avenues of Anger -- Resisting Rebels -- The Labor of Being Popular -- The Sensitive Athlete -- Conclusion -- Three.Delinquent Youth: Having Fun, on the Loose, in Trouble -- Contexts and Trends in the Subgenre -- Delinquent Styles -- Deviant Dancing -- Natural Encounters -- Tough Girls -- Crime Until 1999 -- Crime after Columbine -- Conclusion -- Four.The Youth Horror Film: Slashers and the Supernatural -- Contexts and Trends in the Subgenre -- Horror Stories -- The Slasher/Stalker Film -- Supernatural Movies -- Conclusion -- Five.Youth Romance: Falling in Love and the Fallout of Sex -- Contexts and Trends in the Subgenre -- From Adolescent Ardor to Juggling Gender -- Family Matters -- Proms -- Losing Virginity -- Being Queer -- Pregnancy -- Conclusion -- Six.Conclusion: Youth Cinema into a New Century. More info
Genre and Hollywood / Steve Neale
London: Routledge, 2000.
Call No: 64GEN NEA Author: Neale, Steve Place: London Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: viii, 336 p. ; 25 cm Subject: GENRES; FILM NOIR; MELODRAMA; ACTION FILMS; ADVENTURE FILMS; BIOGRAPHICAL FILMS; COMEDIES; CRIME FILMS; DETECTIVE FILMS; EPIC FILMS; FORMALISM; FRONTIERS IN FILMS; GANGSTER FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; HORROR FILMS; MUSICALS; USA; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; STUDIO SYSTEM; THRILLERS; WAR FILMS; WESTERNS; WOMEN, FILMS FOR; WOMEN IN FILMS; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; YOUNG PEOPLE, FILMS FOR; TODOROV, TZVETAN; ALTMAN, ROBERT; BASINGER, JEANINE; DOHERTY, THOMAS; SCHATZ, THOMAS Summary: "Steve Neale provides a comprehensive introduction to genre and Hollywood cinema. He discusses all the major concepts, theories and accounts of Hollywood and genre, an the key genres which theorists and critics have tended to write about - from musicals to horror films, from action-adventure to the western. He also offers detailed revisionist accounts of melodrama and 'film noir', and puts forward new arguments about the place and importance of genre in understanding Hollywood cinema." -- Taken from back cover. Notes: Includes bibliography and index ISBN: 0415026059 : No price; 0415026067(pbk.) LON: 21413450 More info
Gospel of the living dead : George Romero's visions of hell on earth / Kim Paffenroth
Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2006.
Call No: 81ROM PAF Author: Paffenroth, Kim Source: US Place: Waco, Texas Publisher: Baylor University Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 219 p. ; 24 cm Subject: USA; HORROR FILMS; MONSTERS IN FILMS; ZOMBIES IN FILMS AND TV; SOCIAL ISSUES IN FILMS. USA; SOCIETY IN FILMS. USA; RELIGION IN FILMS. USA; CONSUMERISM IN FILMS. USA; VIOLENCE IN FILMS. USA; RACIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS. USA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA. USA; ROMERO, GEORGE; SNYDER, ZACK; NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1978); DAY OF THE DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1985); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, Zack Snyder, 2004); LAND OF THE DEAD (CN/FR/US, George Romero, 2005) Summary: "For nearly forty years the zombie films of George A. Romero have presented viewers with hellish visions of our world overrun by flesh-eating ghouls. This rigorous but entertaining study shows how these films use Christian imagery from the Bible and Dante to probe deeper questions of human nature and purpose, while also giving a chilling and darkly humorous critique of modern, secular America that should be heeded by Christian and humanist alike." (Taken from the back cover) Notes: Includes bibliography, index ISBN: 9781932792652 Donation: Donated by Senses of Cinema, 2009 More info
Graphic violence on the screen / edited by Thomas R. Atkins
New York: Monarch Press, c1976.
Great Hollywood movies / Ted Sennett
New York: Abradale Press/H.N. Abrams, 1986.
Grindhouse : cultural exchange on 42nd street, and beyond / edited by Austin Fishers and Johnny Walker
New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Call No: 722.81 GRI Author: Fisher, Austin (ed.); Walker, Johnny (ed.) Source: US/UK Place: New York Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: 266 pages ; 25 cm Series: Global exploitation cinemas Subject: EXPLOITATION FILMS; BLAXPLOITATION FILMS; HORROR FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1970's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1980's; EROTIC FILMS; MOVEMENTS AND STYLES IN FILM HISTORY; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; CRITICISM Summary: "The pervasive image of New York's 42nd Street as a hub of sensational thrills, vice and excess, is from where “grindhouse cinema,” the focus of this volume, stemmed. It is, arguably, an image that has remained unchanged in the mind's eye of many exploitation film fans and academics alike. Whether in the pages of fanzines or scholarly works, it is often recounted how, should one have walked down this street between the 1960s and the 1980s, one would have undergone a kaleidoscopic encounter with an array of disparate “exploitation” films from all over the world that were being offered cheaply to urbanites by a swathe of vibrant movie theatres.
The contributors to Grindhouse: Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond consider “grindhouse cinema” from a variety of cultural and methodological positions. Some seek to deconstruct the etymology of “grindhouse” itself, add flesh to the bones of its cadaverous history, or examine the term's contemporary relevance in the context of both media production and consumerism. Others offer new inroads into hitherto unexamined examples of exploitation film history, presenting snapshots of cultural moments that many of us thought we already understood." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781628927498 Contents: -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: 42nd Street, and Beyond -- Austin Fisher and Johnny Walker -- Chapter 1 -- Grinding out the Grindhouse: Exploitation, Myth and Memory / Glenn Ward -- Chapter 2 -- Where Did We Come In?: The Economics of Unruly Audiences, Their Cinemas and Tastes, From Serial Houses to Grind Houses / Phyll Smith -- Chapter 3 -- Temporary Fleapits and Scabs' Alley:The Theatrical Dissemination of Italian Cannibal Films in Melbourne, Australia / Dean Brandum -- Chapter 4 -- Run, Angel, Run: Serial Production and the Biker Movie, 1966-72 / Peter Stanfield -- Chapter 5 -- "The Smashing, Crashing, Pileup of the Century": The Carsploitation Film / Robert J Read -- Chapter 6 -- Cars and Girls (and Burgers and Weed): Branding, Mainstreaming, and Crown International Pictures' SoCal Drive-in Movies / Richard Nowell -- Chapter 7 -- From "Sex Entertainment for the Whole Family" to Mature Pictures: I Jomfruens Tegn and Transnational Erotic Cinema / Kevin Heffernan -- Chapter 8 -- 'Bigger Than A Payphone, Smaller Than A Cadillac': Porn Stardom in Exhausted: John C Holmes The Real Story / Neil Jackson -- Chapter 9 -- From Opera House to Grindhouse (And Back Again): Ozploitation In and Beyond Australia / Alexandra Heller-Nicholas -- Chapter 10 -- Go West, Brother: the Politics of Landscape in the Blaxploitation Western / Austin Fisher -- Chapter 11 -- Red Power, White Movies: Billy Jack, Johnny Firecloud, and the Cultural Politics of the "Indiansploitation" Cycle / David Church -- Chapter 12 -- Sleazy Strip-Joints and Perverse Porn Circuses: The Remediation of Grindhouse in the Porn Productions of Jack the Zipper / Clarissa Smith -- Select Bibliography -- Contributors -- index -- More info
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Hearths of darkness : the family in the American horror film / Tony Williams
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c2014.
Call No: 735.2 WIL Author: Williams, Tony Edition: Updated ed. Source: US Place: Jackson Publisher: University Press of Mississippi PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: Tony Williams Subject: ADAPTATIONS. KING, STEPHEN; FAMILY IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS. USA; PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); POLTERGEIST (US, Tobe Hooper, 1982); POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE (US, Brian Gibson, 1986); NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (US, Wes Craven, 1984); TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, THE (US, Tobe Hooper, 1974) Summary: Hearths of Darkness traces the origins of the 1970s family horror subgenre
to certain aspects of American culture and classical Hollywood cinema. Far
from being an ephemeral and shortlived genre, horror actually relates to many facets of American history from its beginnings to the present day. Individual chapters examine aspects of the genre, its roots in the Universal horror films of the 1930s, the Val Lewton RKO unit of the 1940s, and the crucial role of Alfred Hitchcock as the father of the modern American horror film. Subsequent chapters investigate the key works of the 1970s by directors such as Larry Cohen, George A. Romero, Brian De Palma, Wes Craven, and Tobe Hooper, revealing the distinctive nature of films such as Bone, It’s Alive, God Told Me, Carrie, The Exorcist, Exorcist 2, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the contributions of such writers as Stephen King. Tony Williams also studies the slasher films of the 1980s and 1990s, such as the Friday the 13th series, Halloween, the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Nightmare on Elm Street, exploring their failure to improve on the radical achievements of the films of the 1970s.
After covering some post-1970s films, such as The Shining, the book concludes with a new postscript examining neglected films of the twentieth and early twenty-first century. Despite the overall decline in the American horror film, Williams determines that, far from being dead, the family horror film is still with us. Elements of family horror even appear in modern television series such as The Sopranos. This updated edition also includes a new introduction.-[taken from publishers site] Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-346) and index ISBN: 9781628461909 Contents: Introduction: family assault in the American horror film -- Classical shapes of rage: universal and beyond -- Lewton or "the ambiguities" -- To Psycho and beyond: the Hitchcock connection -- Return of the native: the satanic assaults -- Far from Vietnam: the family at war -- Sacrificial victims -- Chain saw massacres: the apocalyptic dimension -- The return of Kronos -- Poltergeist and Freddy's nightmares -- The King adaptations -- Into the nineties -- Postscript. More info
A heritage of horror : the English Gothic Cinema 1946-1972 / by David Pirie
London: Gordon Fraser, 1973.
Call No: 735.2 PIR Author: Pirie, David Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Gordon Fraser PubDate: 1973 PhysDes: 192 p. : illus. ; 22 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; HORROR FILMS. UK; CRITICISM Summary: "The bloodthirsty Count Dracula and the vengeful creation of Baron Frankenstein gripped the English imagination at their birth in the nineteenth century. They rose again in the 1950s with a host of nightmarish creatures, re-created by Hammer Films. The emergent genre has been the significant major casualty of the persistent refusal to take English commercial films seriously and yet the horror film is the only cinematic myth which Britain can claim as its own. The English horror film has been emulated abroad but the essential English quality, that fine balance between eroticism and blatant sexuality, between an organic horror and the desire to shock or titillate, is usually lost. The specifically English character of the genre is rooted in the nature of the Gothic novels from which it has developed and the author traces the English fascinaion for horror from this literature to the birth and development of Hammer Films and its rivals. In this book, the work of the directors who have made horror films is examined and a large number of specific films are discussed and illustrated." - BOOK BLURB ISBN: 0900406275 Contents: -- introduction p8 -- 1: the characteristics of English gothic literature p11 -- 'the tempestuous loveliness of terror' p11 -- surrealism and the gothic tradition p19 -- 2: the identification of Hammer p22 -- Hammer's origins p25 -- the press reaction p40 -- Hammer after Frankenstein p42 -- 3: the world of Terence Fisher p50 -- 4: approaches to Frankenstein: Fisher, Francis and Sangster -- 5: approaches to Dracula : Fisher, Francis, and Baker p82 -- 6: other approaches to horror: Sadian movies p99 -- the Amicus factor p110 -- 7: three satellite directors p114-- Don Sharp p114 -- John Giling p119 -- Vernon Sewell p125 -- 8: science fiction, exoticism, and psychosis p131 -- 9: a renaissance of themes and ideas? p145 -- Michael Reeves p145 -- new approaches to horror since Reeves p155 -- 10: towardsa new horror mythology p165 -- filmography and index -- More info
Heroes of the horrors / by Calvin Thomas Beck
London: Macmillan, 1975.
Call No: REPAIRS NEEDED - ag May 2010; 735.2 BEC Author: Beck, Calvin Thomas Place: London Publisher: Macmillan PubDate: 1975 PhysDes: xiv, 353 p. : ill. ; 27 cm Series: Best of Horror films' Heros Subject: HORROR FILMS; HEROS IN FILMS; HEROINES IN FILMS; CHANEY, LON; CHANEY, LON, Jr.; KARLOFF, BORIS; LORRE, PETER; LUGOSI, BELA; PRICE, VINCENT Notes: Filmography (p. 340-353) ISBN: 002508190X Contents: Lon Chaney, Sr.--Bela Lugosi.--Boris Karloff.--Peter Lorre.--Lon Chaney, Jr.--Vincent Price More info
Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan / Robin Wood
New York: Columbia University Press, 1986.
Call No: 71(73) WOO Author: Wood, Robin, 1931 Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 1986 PhysDes: x, 328 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm Subject: USA; HORROR FILMS; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; WOMEN IN FILMS. USA; BUDDY FILMS; HORROR FILMS. USA; ALTMAN, ROBERT; COHEN, LARRY; SCORSESE, MARTIN; CIMINO, MICHAEL; ROMERO, GEORGE; DE PALMA, BRIAN; LUCAS, GEORGE; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; CHASE, THE (US, Arthur Penn, 1966); RAGING BULL (US, Martin Scorsese, 1980); KING OF COMEDY, THE (US, Martin Scorsese, 1983); DEER HUNTER, THE (US, Michael Cimino, 1978); HEAVEN'S GATE (US, Michael Cimino, 1980); BLADE RUNNER (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); POLTERGEIST (US, Tobe Hooper, 1982) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. -320 ISBN: 0231057768 (alk. paper); 0231057776 (pbk) LON: 3796463 More info
Horror and science fiction films : a checklist / by Donald C. Willis
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.
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Horror in the cinema
New York: A.S. Barnes, 1970.
Call No: 735.2 BUT Author: Butler, Ivan Edition: 2nd ed Place: New York Publisher: A.S. Barnes PubDate: 1970 PhysDes: 208p. : illus., ports Subject: HORROR FILMS; LEWTON ,VAL; CORMAN, ROGER; PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); REPULSION (UK, Roman Polanski, 1965); DEAD OF NIGHT (UK, Alberto Cavalcanti & Charles Crichton & Basil Dearden & Robert Hamer, 1945); INNOCENTS, THE (UK, Jack Clayton, 1962) Notes: First ed. pub. under title: The horror film, 1967 ISBN: 0498076512 LON: 6093891 6093891 More info
The horror reader / edited by Ken Gelder
New York, NY: Routledge, 2000.
Call No: 735.2 HOR Author: Gelder, Ken, 1955 Place: New York, NY Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: xiii, 414 p. ; 25 cm Subject: CANNIBALISM IN FILMS; DRACULA IN FILMS; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; FAN MAGAZINES; FANTASTIC FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; GHOST FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HORROR FILMS; HORROR FILMS. HONG KONG; HORROR FILMS. ITALY; HORROR FILMS. USA; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA; MONSTERS IN FILMS; PORNOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; SERIAL KILLERS IN FILMS; SLASHER FILMS; THEORY; VAMPIRE FILMS; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; ARGENTO, DARIO; BAVA, MARIO; CASTLE, TERRY; CHEUNG, LESLIE; CORMAN, ROGER; CRONENBERG, DAVID; TODOROV, TZVETAN; AMERICAN GOTHIC (US, John Hough, 1987); CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (UK, Terence Fisher, 1957); BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (US, James Whale, 1935); FRANKENSTEIN (US, James Whale, 1931); FRIDAY THE 13TH (US, Sean S. Cunningham, 1980); HALLOWEEN (US, John Carpenter, 1978); HAUNTING, THE (US, Robert Wise, 1963); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); OPERA (IT, Dario Argento, 1987); ROSEMARY'S BABY (US, Roman Polanski, 1968); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); SINNUI YAUMAN (HK, Ching Siu Tung, 1987); CHINESE GHOST STORY, A (HK, Ching Siu Tung, 1987); SUSPIRIA (IT, Dario Argento, 1977); YANZHI KOU (HK, Stanley Kwan, 1987) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 041521355X (HB : alk. paper); 0415213568 (PB : alk. paper) LON: 21262689 More info
Identifying Hollywood's audiences : cultural identity and the movies / edited by Melvyn Stokes and Richard Maltby
London: British Film Institute, 1999.
Call No: 410(73) IDE Author: Maltby, Richard, 1952; Stokes, Melvyn Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: 209 p. ; 24 cm Subject: AUDIENCES; AUDIENCE RESEARCH. USA; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; FAMILY, FILMS FOR; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; RKO; BASIC INSTINCT (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1992); JUDGE DREDD (US, Danny Cannon, 1995); MAYTIME (US, Robert Z. Leonard, 1937); PRETTY WOMAN (US, Garry Marshall, 1990) ISBN: 0851707386; 0851707394(pbk.) LON: 20062600 21256904 More info
Ill effects : the media/violence debate / edited by Martin Barker and Julian Petley
London New York: Routledge, 1997.
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The Illustrated Frankenstein / John Stoker
Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1980.
Call No: 757FRA STO Author: John Stoker Place: Sydney Publisher: A. H. & A. W. Reed PubDate: 1980 PhysDes: 128 p. : ill. ; 28 cm Subject: FRANKENSTEIN IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS Notes: contains index ISBN: 0589501712 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
The Illustrated Frankenstein / John Stoker
Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1980.
Call No: 757FRA STO (copy 2) Author: Stoker, John Place: Sydney Publisher: A. H. & A. W. Reed PubDate: 1980 PhysDes: 128 p. : ill. ; 28 cm Subject: FRANKENSTEIN IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS Notes: contains index ISBN: 0589501712 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Immoral tales : European sex and horror movies 1956-1984 / Cathal Tohill and Pete Tombs
New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1995.
Call No: 735.2 (4):749.0 (4) TOH Author: Tohill, Cathal; Tombs, Pete Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed. Source: US Place: New York Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: 272 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS. GERMANY; HORROR FILMS. ITALY; HORROR FILMS. FRANCE; HORROR FILMS. SPAIN; EXPLOITATION FILMS; SEX IN FILMS; FRANCO, JESUS [JESS]; LARRAZ, JOSE; BENAZERAF, JOSE; BOROWCZYK, WALERIAN; ROLLIN, JEAN; ROBBE-GRILLET, ALAIN; NECRONOMICON - GETRAUMTE SUNDEN (GG/FR, Jesus Franco, 1968); FASCINATION (FR, Jean Rollin, 1979); VAMPYRES (UK, Jose Larraz, 1974); UN EPAIS MANTEAU DE SANG (FR/US, Jose Benazeraf, 1967); CONTES IMMORAUX (FR, Walerian Borowczyk, 1974); JEU AVEC LE FEU, LE (IT, FR, Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1975) Summary: 'From sexy thrillers to pulp surrealism, from decadent erotica to blood-soaker vampire epics, nothing could go too far'. Not so much a movie guide as an insightful critical overview of European horror/exploitation/sex films of the 1950s-1980s, this book is organised into a sequence of essays proceeding from general themes (the history of horrific art, the surgical metaphor), to regional styles (Italian, German, French, Spanish), to individual directors (Jesus Franco, Jean Rollin, José Larraz, José Bénazéraf, Walerian Borowczyk, Alain Robbe-Grillet), and provides a consice history covering this unique era. The book includes many photos, original poster art, and a useful appendix covering miscellaneous actors and directors from the genre. Notes: Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 269 ISBN: 031213519X More info
Lost highways : an illustrated history of road movies / edited by Jack Sargeant and Stephanie Watson
London: Creation, 1999.
Call No: 754.11 SAR Author: Sargeant, Jack; Watson, Stephanie Place: London Publisher: Creation PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Series: Creation cinema collection ; 15 Subject: ROAD MOVIES; WESTERNS; MOTORCYCLE FILMS; HORROR FILMS; VAMPIRE FILMS; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; Wenders, Wim; LYNCH, DAVID; ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE (AT, Stephan Elliott, 1994); AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (GW, Werner Herzog, 1972); ALICE IN DEN STADTEN (GW, Wim Wenders, 1973); APOCALYPSE NOW (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979); BACKROADS (AT, Philip Noyce, 1977); BADLANDS (US, Terrence Malick, 1973); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); BONNIE AND CLYDE (US, Arthur Penn, 1967); BUTTERFLY KISS (UK, Michael Winterbottom, 1995); CARS THAT ATE PARIS, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1974); CRASH (CN, David Cronenberg, 1996); DELIVERANCE (US, John Boorman, 1972); EASY RIDER (US, Dennis Hopper, 1969); EL TOPO (MX, Alexando Jodorowsky, 1971); FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (US, Robert Rodriquez, 1996); GALLIVANT (UK, Andrew Kotting, 1996); GUN CRAZY (US, Joseph H. Lewis, 1949); I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE (US, Howard Hawks, 1949); KALIFORNIA (US, Dominic Sena, 1993); IM LAUF DER ZEIT (GW, Wim Wenders, 1976); KISS OR KILL (AT, Bill Bennett, 1997); HEAVEN'S BURNING (AT, Craig Lahiff, 1997); JETEE, LA (FR, Chris Marker, 1963); LOST HIGHWAY (US, David Lynch, 1996); MAD MAX [...] (AT, 1979-85); MATRIX, THE (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999); MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON (US, Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid, 1943); NATURAL BORN KILLERS (US, Oliver Stone, 1994); NEAR DARK (US, Kathryn Bigelow, 1987); NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (US, Charles Laughton, 1955); F.J. HOLDEN, THE (AT, Michael Thornhill, 1977); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991); THEY LIVE BY NIGHT (US, Nicholas Ray, 1949); TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR (US, Beeban Kidron, 1995); TRUE ROMANCE (US, Tony Scott, 1993); TWO LANE BLACKTOP (US, Monte Hellman, 1971); JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES (US, John Carpenter, 1998); VANISHING POINT (UK, Richard C. Sarafian, 1971); WALKABOUT (UK, Nicolas Roeg, 1971); WEEK-END (FR/IT, Jean-Luc Godard, 1968); WILD AT HEART (US, David Lynch, 1990); WILD BUNCH, THE (US, Sam Peckinpah, 1969); HIMMEL UBER BERLIN, DER (GW/FR, Wim Wenders, 1987); WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939) ISBN: 1871592682(pbk.) : ª14.95 LON: 20894332 More info
Making and remaking horror in the 1970s and 2000s : why don't they do it like they used to? / David Roche
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c2014.
Call No: 735.2 ROC Author: Roche, David Source: US Place: Jackson Publisher: University Press of Mississippi PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: vii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; REMAKES; TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, THE (US, Tobe Hooper, 1974); TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE [...] (US, 1974-); TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE (US, Marcus Nispel, 2003); TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, THE (US, Jonathan Liebesman, 2006); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1979); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, Zack Snyder, 2004); HILLS HAVE EYES, THE (US, Wes Craven, 1978); HILLS HAVE EYES THE (US, Alexandre Aja, 2006); HILLS HAVE EYES PART II, THE (UK/US, Wes Craven, 1986) Summary: An expansive treatment of the meanings and qualities of original and remade American horror movies Notes: Includes bibliographical references (317-328), filmography and index. ISBN: 9781617039621 Contents: Introduction -- Text, subtext, and context -- (Dis)connecting race, ethnicity, and class -- The (dys)functional American nuclear family -- Gender and sexual troubles -- (Re)situating and (re)playing the genre -- Monsters and masks (horror and terror, part 1) -- Strategies and style (horror and terror, part 2) -- Constraints and verisimilitude: a tentative conclusion. More info
Men, women, and chainsaws : gender in the modern horror film / by Carol J. Clover
London: B.F.I. Publishing, 1992.
Call No: 735.2 CLO Author: Clover, Carol J., 1940 Place: London Publisher: B.F.I. Publishing PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: 260 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; SLASHER FILMS; CRIME IN FILMS; AUDIENCES; BISEXUALITY IN FILMS; DEVIL IN FILMS; ENDINGS OF FILMS; EXPLOITATION FILMS; FAMILY IN FILMS; LOOK IN FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; IDENTIFICATION; REPRODUCTION IN FILMS; SADISM / MASOCHISM IN FILMS; SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS; ACCUSED, THE (US, Jonathan Kaplan, 1988); ALIEN [...] (UK/US, 1979-92); DELIVERANCE (US, John Boorman, 1972); EXORCIST, THE (US, William Friedkin, 1973); FRIDAY THE 13TH [...] (US, 1980-); HALLOWEEN (US, John Carpenter, 1978); HILLS HAVE EYES, THE (US, Wes Craven, 1978); HUNTER'S BLOOD (US, Robert C. Hughes, 1986); MS. 45 (US, Abel Ferrara, 1981); PEEPING TOM (UK, Michael Powell, 1960); POLTERGEIST (US, Tobe Hooper, 1982); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); SCANNERS (CN, David Cronenberg, 1981); TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, THE (US, Tobe Hooper, 1974); WITCHBOARD (US, Kevin S. Tenney, 1987) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -253) and index ISBN: 0851704190 (pbk.); 0851703313 LON: 8882059 More info
Merchants of Menace : the Business of Horror Cinema / edited by Richard Nowell
New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.
Call No: 735.2:203 MER Author: Nowell, Richard (ed.) Source: US/UK Place: New York Publisher: Bloomsbury PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: xiv, 264 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; ECONOMICS AND THE CINEMA; PRODUCTION; HORROR FILMS. AUSTRALIA; CRITICISM; DIRECTION; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; THEORY; DISTRIBUTION; ADVERTISING FOR FILMS; SCREAM (US, Wes Craven, 1996); SCREAM 2 (US, Wes Craven, 1997); SCREAM 3 (US, Wes Craven, 2000); SCREAM 4 (US, Wes Craven, 2011) Summary: "Even though horror has been a key component of media output for almost a century, the genre's industrial character remains under explored and poorly understood. Merchants of Menace: The Business of Horror Cinema responds to a major void in film history by shedding much-needed new light on the economic dimensions of one of the world's most enduring audiovisual forms. Given horror cuts across budgetary categories, industry sectors, national film cultures, and media, Merchants of Menace also promises to expand understandings of the economics of cinema generally. Covering 1930-present, this groundbreaking collection boasts fourteen original chapters from world-leading experts taking as their focus such diverse topics as early zombie pictures, post-WWII chillers, Civil Rights-Era marketing, Hollywood literary adaptations, Australian exploitation, "torture-porn" Auteurs, and twenty-first-century remakes." - Publisher's Website Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references and index; Also issued online ISBN: 9781623564209 Contents: -- Production lines, trends, and cycles. "House of horrors": corporate strategy at Universal Pictures in the 1930s / Kyle Edwards -- The undead of Hollywood and poverty row: the influence of studio-era industrial patterns on zombie film production, 1932-46 / Todd K. Platts -- By the book: American horror cinema and horror literature of the late 1960s and 1970s / Peter Hutchings -- Risen from the vaults: recent horror film remakes and the American film industry / Kevin Heffernan -- Monster factory: international dynamics of the Australian horror movie industry / Mark David Ryan -- Film content, style, and themes. "Bad medicine": the psychiatric profession's interventions into the business of postwar horror / Tim Snelson -- Horror film atmosphere as anti-narrative (and vice versa) / Robert Spadoni --"A kind of Bacall quality?: Jamie Lee Curtis, stardom, and gentrifying non-Hollywood horror / Richard Nowell -- "New decade, new rules": rebooting the scream franchise in the digital age / Valerie Wee -- Movie marketing, branding, and distribution. "Hot profits out of cold shivers!": horror, the first run market, and the Hollywood studios, 1938-42 / Mark Jancovich -- Strange enjoyments: the marketing and reception of horror in the civil rights era black press / Mikal J. Gaines -- Bids for distinction: the critical-industrial function of the horror auteur / Joe Tompkins -- Low budgets, no budgets, and digital-video nasties: recent British horror and informal distribution / Johnny Walker -- Hammer 2.0: legacy, modernization, and hammer horror as a heritage brand / Matt Hills -- More info
The Mexican cinema of darkness : a critical study of six landmark horror and exploitation films, 1969-1988 / Doyle Greene
Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co, 2007.
Call No: 722.81(72):735.2(72) GRE Author: Greene, Doyle Source: US Place: Jefferson, N.C Publisher: McFarland & Co PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: ix, 205 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; EXPLOITATION FILMS; HORROR FILMS. MEXICO; TOPO, EL (MX, Alexandro Jodorowsky, 1971); MANSION DE LA LOCURA (MX, Juan Lopes Moctezuma, 1973); MANSION OF MADNESS (MX, Juan Lopes Moctezuma, 1973); ALUCARDA, LA HIJA DE LAS TINIEBLAS (MX, Juan Lopes Moctezuma, 1978); GUYANA: CULT OF THE DAMNED (MX/SP/PN, Rene Cardona Jr, 1979); ATAQUE DE LOS PAJAROS, EL (MX/SP, Rene Cardona Jr, 1987); SANTA SANGRE (IT, Alexandro Jodorowsky, 1989); SANTA SANGRE (MX/IT, Alexandro Jodorowsky, 1989) Notes: Includes filmography (p. 175-177)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-197) and index ISBN: 9780786429998 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2010 Contents: 1. The Counterculture Cinema of Cruelty: El Topo (The Mole, 1969)
2. Madness and Modernity: La mansio´n de la locura (The Mansion of Madness, 1971)
3. The New Dark Ages: Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas (Alucarda, Daughter of Darkness, 1975)
4. The Filming of the Disaster: Guyana, el cremin del siglo (Guyana, Crime of the Century, 1979)
5. Lines of Flight, or, Death from Above: Ataque de los p¿jaros (Attack of the Birds, 1986)
6. National Oedipus: Santa sangre (Holy Blood, 1988) More info
The monstrous-feminine : film, feminism, psychoanalysis / Barbara Creed
London New York: Routledge, 1993.
Call No: 626:396 CRE Author: Creed, Barbara Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: viii, 182 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Popular fiction series Subject: FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; HORROR FILMS; SEX AND THE CINEMA; SEX IN FILMS; PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); ALIEN [...] (UK/US, 1979-92); EXORCIST, THE (US, William Friedkin, 1973); CARRIE (US, Brian De Palma, 1976); BROOD, THE (CN, David Cronenberg, 1979); HUNGER, THE (US, Tony Scott, 1983) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-171) and index ISBN: 0415052599 (pbk.); 0415052580 LON: 93000445; 9905552 More info
Movie magic : the story of special effects in cinema / John Brosnan
London: Abacus, 1977.
Call No: 236 BRO Author: Brosnan, John Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Abacus PubDate: 1977 PhysDes: 207 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Subject: SPECIAL EFFECTS; HORROR FILMS; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; FANTASTIC FILMS; DISASTER FILMS; MODEL WORK; MONSTERS IN FILMS; WAR FILMS; ANIMATION; MONSTER DESIGN; MINIATURE WORK; OPTICAL EFFECTS; MATTES; FRONT PROJECTION; CINEMATOGRAPHY; HIGH-SPEED CINEMATOGRAPHY; MAKE-UP; SPLIT SCREEN; STOP-MOTION TECHNIQUE; STUNTS; CAMERAS; TRAVELLING MATTE; EXPLOSIONS IN FILMS; HARRYHAUSEN, RAY; PAL, GEORGE; 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1968); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); POSEIDON ADVENTURE, THE (US, Ronald Neame, 1972) Notes: first published in Great Britain by Macdonald and Jane's 1974; Includes: Appendix with Academy Awards winners and nominees for Engineering Effects/Special Effects from 1927-8 to 1975-6; References; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Film Titles; Index of Subjects and Techniques ISBN: 0349103682 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Movies and Methods : an anthology volume II / edited by Bill Nichols
Berkeley: University of California Press, c1985.
Call No: 62(082) MOV v.2 Author: Nichols, Bill (ed.) Source: US/UK Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: c1985 PhysDes: xii, 753 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: CRITICISM; GENRES; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; STRUCTURALISM; SEMIOLOGY; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; SADISM / MASOCHISM IN FILMS; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; AVANT-GARDE FILMS; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; HORROR FILMS; CINEMA VERITE; BAZIN, ANDRE; WALSH, RAOUL; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; DAUGHTER RITE (US, Michelle Citron, 1979); JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (BE/FR, Chantal Akerman, 1975); SEARCHERS, THE (US, John Ford, 1956); MILDRED PIERCE (US, Michael Curtiz, 1945); STAGECOACH (US, John Ford, 1939) Summary: "The original Movies and Methods volume (1976) captured the dynamic evolution of film theory and criticism into an important new discipline, incorporating methods from structuralism, semiotics, and feminist thought. Now there is again ferment in the field. Movies and Methods, Volume II, captures the developments that have given history and genre studies imaginative new models and indicates how feminist, structuralist, and psychoanalytic approaches to film have achieved fresh, valuable insights." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: This is volume II ISBN: 0520054091 Contents: -- historical criticism -- genre criticism -- feminist criticism -- structuralist semiotics -- psychoanalytic semiotics -- countercurrents -- More info
The myth of apocalypse and the horror film : the primacy of Psycho and The Birds
Hitchcock annual (1995-96) p.38-60 More info
The New Australian cinema / editor: Scott Murray, associate editor: Peter Beilby
West Melbourne, Vic.: Nelson, 1980.
New Korean cinema / by Julian Stringer and Chi-Yun Shin
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005.
Call No: 71(519-13) NEW Author: Stringer, Julian and Shin, Chi-Yun Source: UK Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: x, 234p. ; b+w ill. : 24cm. Subject: KOREA; INDUSTRY, FILM. KOREA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; FESTIVALS; GENRES; HORROR FILMS; COMEDIES; MELODRAMA; ROMANTIC FILMS; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; CHUNHYANG (KO, Im Kwon-Taek, 2000); TEL MI SSEOMTING (KO, Chang Youn-Hyun, 2000); BOKSEUNEUN NAEUI GEOS (KO, Park Chan-wook, 2002); CHINGU (KO, Kwak Kyeong-Taek, 2001); GOYANGIREUL BUTAKHAE (KO, Jeong Jae-eun, 2001); JUYUSO SEUBGYUKSAGEUN (KO, Kim Sang-Jin, 1999); SARA-INNUN RYONGHONGDUL (KO, Kim Chun-song, 2001); YURYEONG (KO, Min Biong Hun, 1999); BAKHA SATANG (KO, Lee Chang-Dong, 1999); SAENG-HWAL-EUI BAL-GYUN (KO, Hong Sangsoo, 2002); YEOGO GOEDAM II (KO, Kim Tae-Yong, 2000); SUN AE BO (KO, E J-Young, 2001) Summary: "New Korean Cinema provides a comprehensive overview of the production, circulation, and reception of this vibrant cinema, which has begun to flourish again in the past decade, following the lifting of repressive government policies. In addition to providing a cultural, historical, and social context for understanding this burgeoning cinema, the book considers the political economy of South Korea's film industry, strategies of domestic and international distribution and marketing, and the consumption of Korean films throughout the world. The volume also includes a glossary of key terms and a bibliography of works on Korean cinema." Notes: Includes bibliographical references, glossary, websites and index ISBN: 9780814740309 Language: English More info
New vampire cinema / Ken Gelder
London: British Film Institute ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Call No: 735.23 GEL Author: Gelder, Ken Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute ; Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: ix, 155 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: DRACULA IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS; REMAKES; VAMPIRE FILMS; BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992); SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE (UK/US, E. Elias Merhige, 2000); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (US, Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992); INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (US, Neil Jordan, 1994); QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, THE (US/AT, Michael Rymer, 2002); LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (SW, Tomas Alfredson, 2008); LAT DEN RATTE KOMMA IN (SW, Tomas Alfredson, 2008); LET ME IN (UK/US, Matt Reeves, 2010); NIGHT WATCH, THE (RU, Timur Bekmanbetov, 2004); DAY WATCH (RU, Timur Bekmambeton, 2006); DNEVNOY DOZOR (RU, Timur Bekmambeton, 2006); IRMA VEP (FR, Oliver Assayas, 1996); VAMPIRE HUNTER D. (JA, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 2000); BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE (CN, Micahel Storey, 1998); THIRST (SK, Park Chan-wook, 2009); BAKJWI (SK, Park Chan-wook, 2009); NADJA (US, Michael Almereyda, 1994); ADDICTION, THE (US, Abel Ferrara, 1995); HABIT (US, Larry Fessenden, 1996); VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN (US, Wes Craven, 1995); TWILIGHT (US, Catherine Hardwicke, 2008); ECLIPSE, TWILIGHT 3 (US, David Slade, 2010); CRONOS (MX, Guillermo del Toro, 1993); FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (US, Robert Rodriquez, 1996); BLADE (US, Stephen Norrington, 1998); BLADE II (US, Guillermo Del Toro, 2002); BLADE: TRINITY (US, David S. Goyer, 2004); UNDERWORLD (US, Len Wiseman, 2003); UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION (US, Len Wiseman, 2005); PERFECT CREATURE (NZ/UK, Glenn Standring, 2006); DAYBREAKERS (US, Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, 2008) Summary: "New Vampire Cinema lifts the coffin lid on forty vampire films, from 1992 to the present day, charting the evolution of a genre that is, rather like its subject, at once exhausted and vibrant, inauthentic and 'original', insubstantial and self-sustaining. Ken Gelder's fascinating study begins by looking at Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula and Fran Rubel Kuzui's Buffy the Vampire Slayer - films that seemed for a moment to take vampire cinema in completely opposite directions. New Vampire Cinema then examines what happened afterwards, across a remarkable range of reiterations of the vampire that take it far beyond its original Transylvanian setting: the suburbs of Sweden (Let the Right One In), the forests of North America (the Twilight films), New York City (Nadja, The Addiction), Mexico (Cronos, From Dusk Till Dawn), Japan (Blood: The Last Vampire, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust), South Korea (Thirst), New Zealand (Perfect Creature), Australia (Daybreakers), and elsewhere. In a series of exhilarating readings, Gelder determines what is at stake when the cinematic vampire and the modern world are made to encounter one another - where the new, the remake and the sequel find the vampire struggling to survive the past, the present and, in some cases, the distant future." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781844574407 More info
News and Notes : SITGES '72 the Fifth International Festival of Fantasy and Horror Films
Cinefantastique (Summer 1973) vol.2 iss.4 p.37 Author: Morlot, Jean-Claude PhysDes: Article Subject: HORROR FILMS; FANTASY FILMS Summary: Short reviews of films: "Der Gorilla Von Soho", "Esta Noitre Encarnarei No Teu Cadaver", "Dracula Contre Frankenstein", "Venus in Furs", "Succubus", "Horror of Frankenstein", "El Muerto Hace Maletas", "Sexy Cat", "Los Crimenes de Petiot", "La Residencia", "Panico en el Transsiberiano", "L'Incinerateur Des Cadavres", "Zero Population", "La Golve", "Velvet House", "Diabolique", "Doom Watch", "Lake of Dracula", "Au Service Du Diable", "The Other", and "Necromancy" More info
Night Is The Phantom and The Evil Eye
Metro (1997) iss.110 p.53-54 More info
Nightmare movies : a critical history of the horror films, 1968-88 / Kim Newman
London: Bloomsbury, 1988.
Call No: 735.2 NEW Author: Newman, Kim Edition: The new ed Place: London Publisher: Bloomsbury PubDate: 1988 PhysDes: xiii, 255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: CRITICISM; HORROR FILMS; ADAMSON, AL; ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO; ALLEN, NANCY; ARGENTO, DARIO; BAVA, MARIO; CAINE, MICHAEL; CARPENTER, JOHN; CARRADINE, JOHN; COHEN, LARRY; CRONENBERG, DAVID; DE PALMA, BRIAN; FULCI, LUCIO; HARPER, JESSICA; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; HOOPER, TOBE; KING, STEPHEN; LEE, CHRISTOPHER; LEWIS, HERSCHELL GORDON; LYNCH, RICHARD; LUCAS, GEORGE; Perkins, Anthony; PLEASENCE, DONALD; ROMERO, GEORGE; WARHOL, ANDY; WATERS, JOHN (US); ALIEN (UK, Ridley Scott, 1979); ALONE IN THE DARK (US, Jack Sholder, 1982); AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, AN (UK, John Landis, 1981); AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION (US, Damiano Damiani, 1982); APOCALYPSE NOW (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979); ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (US, Jean-Francois Richet, 2005); CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (US, Steven Spielberg, 1977); COMPANY OF WOLVES, THE (UK, Neil Jordan, 1984); DAY OF THE WOMAN (US, Meir Zarchi, 1978); HALLOWEEN (US, John Carpenter, 1978); JAWS (US, Steven Spielberg, 1975); LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (US, Wes Craven, 1972); LOST BOYS, THE (US, Joel Schumacher, 1987); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, Tom Savini, 1990); ROSEMARY'S BABY (US, Roman Polanski, 1968); ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, THE (UK, Jim Sharman, 1975); SHIVELS (CA, David Cronenberg, 1975); 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1968); THING, THE (US, John Carpenter, 1982); TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, THE (US, Tobe Hooper, 1974); TWILIGHT ZONE, THE [TV] (US, 1959-64, 1985-88); THING, THE (US, John Carpenter, 1982) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-217) and index ISBN: 0747502951 More info
Philosophy and film / edited and with an introduction by Cynthia A. Freeland and Thomas E. Wartenberg
New York: Routledge, 1995.
Call No: 626 PHI Author: Freeland, Cynthia A; Wartenberg, Thomas E Place: New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: 258 p. ; 24 cm Subject: PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; FILM NOIR; HORROR FILMS; RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS; LEE, SPIKE; SEA OF LOVE (US, Harold Becker, 1989); CASABLANCA (US, Michael Curtiz, 1942); GHOST (US, Jerry Zucker, 1990); WHITE PALACE (US, Luis Mandoki, 1990); [TWO THOUSAND AND ONE] 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1968); EUROPA, EUROPA (FR/GW, Agnieszka Holland, 1990); PERSONA (SW, Ingmar Bergman, 1966) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0415909201; 041590921X (pbk.) LON: 11213335 More info
The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart / Noel Carroll
New York: Routledge, 1990.
Post-theory : reconstructing film studies / edited by David Bordwell and Noel Carroll
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.
Call No: 62 POS Author: Bordwell, David, 1947; Carroll, Noel (NoFl E.) Place: Madison Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: 564 p. : 23 cm Series: Wisconsin studies in film Subject: THEORY; FILM STUDY AND RESEARCH; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; HORROR FILMS; TRUTH IN FILMS; MUSIC, FILM; NON-FICTION FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; AVANT-GARDE FILMS; SPECTATORSHIP; JAPAN; DENMARK; EXHIBITION; CHARACTERIZATION IN FILMS; AUDIENCES; CONSTRUCTIVISM; EDITING; PERCEPTION; PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF FILMS; GENRES; LOVE IN FILMS; MELODRAMA; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; COLUMBIA PICTURES; WARNER BROS.; BRECHT, BERTOLT; GIBSON, JAMES J.; COHN, HARRY; JAMESON, FREDRIC; MANDEL, ERNEST; RENOV, MICHAEL; JAZZ SINGER, THE (US, Alan Crosland, 1927); CASABLANCA (US, Michael Curtiz, 1942); ACCUSED, THE (US, Jonathan Kaplan, 1988) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0299149404 (cloth : alk. paper); 0299149447 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 95037052; 11859923 More info
Reading the Vampire Slayer : the new, updated unofficial guide to Buffy and Angel / edited by Roz Kaveny
London: Tauris Parke, 2004.
Call No: 79BUF REA Author: Kaveny, Roz (ed.) Edition: revised Source: UK/US Place: London Publisher: Tauris Parke PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: xiv, 322 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Subject: SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS; FANTASY FILMS; HORROR FILMS; BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (US, Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); ANGEL [TV] (US, 1999-) Summary: "Reading the Vampire Slayer was much praised on its first appearance as the indespensible and accessible companion to Buffy and its spin-off series Angel. This radically expanded and revised new edition is the only book to explore the complete Buffy.
The editor's introduction now considers the themes and structures of the seven seasons of Buffy and the ways in which its final season rounded these off, as well as considering four seasons of Angel.
Updated and wholly new chapters consider California and Los Angeles as Hellscapes; the theme of personality and performance in both shows; the Angel uses non-traditional family structures as an emotional armature; the importance of space and of locations such as Buffy's home and school, Giles' Magic Shop and Angel's hotel. They follow the transgressive heterosexuality of Buffy's relationship with the vampire Spike and the knowing flirtation of the shows with a fan culture fascinated by subtextuality-implied lesbian and gay relationships between characters. New attention is paid to Buffy's controversially dark and adult sixth season and to the seventh and final one.
Reading the Vampire Slayer also provides a short episode guide to all seven seasons of Buffy and the first four seasons of Angel, as well as original interviews with Jane Epenson and Steven DeKnight, two of Buffy's top writers" -- BOOK BLURB ISBN: 9781860649844 Contents: -- acknowledgments, resources and contributors -- the regular, recurring or otherwise significant characters -- 1: she saved the world. a lot, an introduction to the themes and structures of Buffy and Angel. Roz Kaveny -- 2: entropy as demon, Buffy in Southern California. Boyd Tonkin -- 3: writing Vampire Slayer. Interviews with Jane Espenson and Steven S. De Knight. Roz Kaveny -- 4: this was our world and they made it theirs: Reading space and place in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Karen Sayer. -- 5: What you are, what's to come. Feminisms, citizenship and the divine Buffy. Zoe-Jane Playdon. -- 6: The only thing better than killing a Slayer. Heterosexuality and sex in Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Justine Larbalestier. -- 7: Blood and choice. The theory and practice of family in Angel. Jennifer Stoy. -- 8: They always mistake me for the character I play! Transformation, identity and role-play in the Buffyverse (and a defense of fine acting ). Ian Shuttleworth -- Episode guide -- More info
Reference guide to fantastic films : science fiction, fantasy and horror / Compiled by Walt Lee, assisted by Bill Warren
Los Angeles CA: Chelsea-Lee Books, 1972.
Call No: 735 LEE Author: Lee, Walt; Warren, Bill Edition: Second printing Source: US Place: Los Angeles CA Publisher: Chelsea-Lee Books PubDate: 1972 PhysDes: 154,24,12 p. : illus. ; 28 cm; 202,28,12 p. : illus. ; 28 cm; 204,30,14,14 p. : illus. ; 28 cm Subject: FILMOGRAPHIES; FANTASY FILMS; HORROR FILMS; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS Summary: Volume 1: A-F; Volume 2: G-O; Volume 3: P-Z Notes: Includes references to other sources of information including Monthly Film Bulletin.; Afterword by Forrest J. Ackerman ISBN: 0913974048 More info
Reviews - Asylum : England's Amicus Productions have hit upon a winning formula, and one not widely used, with their horror anthology films
Cinefantastique (Summer 1973) vol.2 iss.4 p.19 Author: Scapperotti, Dan R. PhysDes: Article Subject: HORROR FILMS. UK; AMICUS PRODUCTIONS Summary: Dan R. Scapperotti praises the Amicus Productions on their horror anthology films, noting that the short production time of each movie has not detracted from their professionalism and appeal. This article reviews the latest installment in the Amicus Productions series, "Asylum", which follows their winning formula Notes: Synopsis. - credits. - illus. More info
Revisionist rape-revenge : redefining a film genre / by Claire Henry
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: 749 HEN Author: Henry, Claire Edition: First edition Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: x, 218 pages ; 23 cm Subject: CRIME IN FILMS; HORROR FILMS; SEX IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; PORNOGRAPHY IN FILMS; LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (US, Wes Craven, 1972); LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, THE (US, Dennis Iliadis, 2009); I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (US, Steven R. Monroe, 2010); I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (US, Meir Zarchi, 1978); DESCENT (US, Talia Lugacy, 2007); ACOLYTES (AT, Jon Hewitt, 2007); DEATH PROOF (US, Quentin Tarantino, 2007); SLEEPERS (US, Barry Levinson, 1996); MYSTIC RIVER (US, Clint Eastwood, 2003); KATALIN VARGA (UK/RM, Peter Strickland, 2009); TWILIGHT PORTRAIT (RU, Angelina Nikonova, 2011); PORTRET V SUMERKAKH (RU, Angelina Nikonova, 2011) Summary: "Considered a notorious subset of horror in the 1970s and 1980s, there has been a massive revitalization and diversification of rape-revenge in recent years. This book analyzes the politics, ethics, and affects at play in the filmic construction of rape and its responses"-- LIBRARIES AUSTRALIA Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index ISBN: 9781137414168 Contents: -- Introduction: Reapproaching Rape-Revenge -- 1. Remaking Rape-Revenge: The Last House on the Left (1972/2009) and I Spit on Your Grave (1978/2010) -- 2. The Postfeminist Trap of Vagina Dentata for the American Teen Castratrice -- 3. Rape, Racism, and Descent into the Ethical Quagmire of Revenge -- 4. The Shame of Male Acolytes: Negotiating Gender and Sexuality Through Rape-Revenge -- 5. Collective Revenge: Challenging the Individualist Victim-Avenger in Death Proof, Sleepers, and Mystic River -- Conclusion: Challenging the Boundaries of Cinema's Rape-Revenge Genre in Katalin Varga and Twilight Portrait -- More info
Sacred monsters : behind the mask of the horror actor / Doug Bradley
London: Titan, 1996.
Call No: 735.2 BRA Author: Bradley, Doug Edition: 1st ed Place: London Publisher: Titan PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: 267 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; ACTORS; MASKS IN FILMS; EXPRESSIONISM; MAKE-UP; PRICE, VINCENT; HOLLAND, CECIL; CHANEY, LON; CHANEY, LON, Jr.; KARLOFF, BORIS; MARCH, FREDRIC; LAUGHTON, CHARLES; MARAIS, JEAN; LEE, CHRISTOPHER; HODDER, KANE; BRADLEY, DOUG; HANSEN, GUNNAR; FRIDAY THE 13TH [...] (US, 1980-); HELLRAISER [...] (UK/US, 1987-); TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE [...] (US, 1974-); NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, A [...] (US, 1984 - ) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index; Monsters ISBN: 1852867051 (pbk.) LON: 13337427 More info
Science-fiction and horror movie posters in full color / edited by Alan Adler
New York London: Dover Publications [etc.] Constable, 1977.
Call No: 915 SCI; FOLIO Author: Adler, Alan Place: New York London Publisher: Dover Publications [etc.] Constable PubDate: 1977 PhysDes: viii,40p : chiefly col ill ; 37cm Subject: SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; HORROR FILMS; POSTERS Notes: Col. ill. on inside covers ISBN: 0486234525 (Pbk) LON: isb48623452; 1082406 More info
Science fiction/horror : a sight and sound reader / Edited by Kim Newman
London: British Film Institute, 2002.
Call No: 735.1/2 SCI Author: Newman, Kim (ed.) Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2002 PhysDes: x, 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Sight and sound reader Subject: SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; HORROR FILMS Notes: Collection of essays previously published by Sight and Sound
Includes filmographies, bibliographical references, and index. ISBN: 0851708978 More info
Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy : film and television credits supplement 2: through 1993 / Harris M. Lenzt, III
North Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc., 1994.
Call No: 735 LEN Author: Lentz, Harris M., III Source: US Place: North Carolina Publisher: McFarland & Company Inc. PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: 854 p. ; 24 cm Series: Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Film and Television Credits Subject: HORROR FILMS; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; FANTASY FILMS; CREDIT TITLES Notes: Supplement to: Science fiction, horror & fantasy film and television credits. 1983; 1987; Includes bibliographical references ISBN: 0899509274 Contents: -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Section I. Actors and Actresses -- Section II. Directors, Producers, Screenwriters, Cinematographers, Special Effects Technicians, Make-Up Artists, Art Directors, and Others -- Section III. Film Index -- Section IV. Television Index -- Bibliography -- More info
Screening Stephen King : adaptation and the horror genre in film and television / Simon Brown
Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018.
Call No: 753KIN BRO Author: Brown, Simon Edition: First edition Source: US Place: Austin Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: 226 pages ; 23 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; ADAPTATIONS; ADAPTATIONS. KING, STEPHEN; FILM; TELEVISION; CRITICISM; KING, STEPHEN Summary: "Since the 1970s, the name Stephen King has been synonymous with horror. His books have spawned a vast number of feature films and TV shows, and together they offer a rich opportunity to consider how one writer’s work has been adapted over a long period within a single genre and across a variety of media—and what that can tell us about King, about adaptation, and about horror. Starting from the premise that King has transcended ideas of authorship to become his own literary, cinematic, and televisual brand, Screening Stephen King explores the impact and legacy of over forty years of King film and television adaptations.
Simon Brown first examines the reasons for King’s literary success and then, starting with Carrie, explores how King’s themes and style have been adapted for the screen. He looks at mainstream horror adaptations from Cujo to Cell, low-budget DVD horror films such as The Mangler and Children of the Corn franchises, non-horror films, including Stand by Me and The Shawshank Redemption, and TV works from Salem’s Lot to Under the Dome. Through this discussion, Brown identifies what a Stephen King film or series is or has been, how these works have influenced film and TV horror, and what these influences reveal about the shifting preoccupations and industrial contexts of the post-1960s horror genre." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index; Filmography ISBN: 9781477314920 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- mainstream horror and brand Stephen King -- Stephen King from Vietnam to Reagan : the early adaptations and the establishment of brand Stephen King on the screen -- The mainstream adaptations, 1986-2007 -- Stephen King as low-budget and straight-to-DVD horror -- Stephen King as TV horror -- Conclusion : The future is also history : the contemporary evolution of brand Stephen King -- selected TV and filmography -- references -- index -- More info
Screening the male : exploring masculinities in Hollywood cinema / edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark
London New York: Routledge, 1993.
Call No: 451-01 SCR Author: Cohan, Steven; Hark, Ina Rae Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: x, 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: MEN IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MUSICALS; ACTION FILMS; HORROR FILMS; VALENTINO, RUDOLPH; STALLONE, SYLVESTER; WHITE HEAT (US, Raoul Walsh, 1949); PLAY MISTY FOR ME (US, Clint Eastwood, 1971); SPARTACUS (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1960) Summary: "Screening the Male challenges the traditional understanding of the male's position in Hollywood cinema. Gathering together thirteen original essays by scholars in the US, UK, and Australia, as well as Steve Neale's ground-breaking article on the male spectacle, this collection looks beyong the seemingly unassailable monolithic understanding of the 'masculine' which has previously dominiated most film criticism.
Ranging from Valentino to Schwarzeneeger, from the musical to the horror film. from close readings to 'queer' readings, the essays all differ in their critical method and historical focus. But whatever their specific interest, each essay holds a strong concern with issues that film studies has repeatedly linked to the feminine without considering how they relate as well to the masculine: spectacle, masochism, passivity, masquerade and, most of all, the body as it signifies gendered, racial, class and generational differences." -- BOOK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes ISBN: 0415077583; 0415077591 (pbk.) LON: 92005815; 8965703 More info
Selling the splat pack : the DVD revolution and the American horror film / Mark Bernard
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
Call No: 735.22 BER Author: Bernard, Mark. Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: ix, 213 pages ; 25 cm. Subject: HORROR FILMS. USA; DVD, FILMS ON; ROTH, ELI; WAN, JAMES; ZOMBIE, ROB; AJA, ALEXANDRE; SAW (US, James Wan, 2004); HOSTEL (US, Eli Roth, 2005); HOSTEL: PART II (US, Eli Roth, 2007); HAUTE TENSION (FR / IT, Alexandre Aja, 2003) Summary: Selling the Splat Pack unravels the history of how the emergence of the DVD market changed cultural and industrial attitudes about horror movies and film ratings. These changes made way for increasingly violent horror films, like those produced by the ‘Splat Pack’, a group of filmmakers who were heralded in the press as subversive outsiders. Taking a different tack, Mark Bernard proposes that the films of the Splat Pack were products of, rather than reactions against, film industry policy. This book includes an overview of the history of the American horror film from an industry studies perspective, an analysis of how the DVD market influenced the production of American horror films, and an examination of films from Splat Pack members such as Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, James Wan, and Alexandre Aja.
By re-examining the history of the American horror film from a business perspective and exploring how DVD influenced the production of American horror films in the early twenty-first century, this thought-provoking book provides students and scholars in Film Studies with an alternative perspective on the Splat Pack Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780748685493 Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Industrial Context of the Splat Pack -- 1.Introducing the Splat Pack -- 2.Politics and the horror film: an industry studies intervention -- 3.The DVD revolution and the horror film, take one: from trash to art to collectable -- 4.The DVD revolution and the horror film, take two: rise of the 'Unrated' -- pt. II The Splat Pack on DVD -- 5.Text, subtext and the story of the film: Eli Roth's Hostel and Hostel: Part II on DVD -- 6.The 'white trash' world of Rob Zombie: class, collecting and slumming spectators -- 7.Seriality, subjectivity and new media: consuming the Saw series -- 8.Scars, both material and cyber: Haute Tension and The Descent on DVD. More info
Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinema : The Spanish Horror Film / Nicholas G. Schlegel
Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
Call No: 735.2(46) SCH Author: Schlegel, Nicholas Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: xxiv, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS. SPAIN; BELL FROM HELL [CAMPANA DEL INFERNO, LA] (FR/SP, Claudio Guerin Hill, 1973); KLIMOVSKY, LEON; NASCHY, PAUL [MOLINA, JACINTO]; FRANCO, JESUS [JESS]; OSSORIO, AMANDO DE Summary: From 1968 to 1977, Spain experienced a boom in horror-movie production under a restrictive economic system established by the country’s dictator, Francisco Franco. Despite hindrance from the Catholic Church and Spanish government, which rigidly controlled motion picture content, hundreds of horror films were produced during this ten-year period. This statistic is even more remarkable when compared with the output of studios and production companies in the United States and elsewhere at the same time. What accounts for the staggering number of films, and what does it say about Spain during this period?
In Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinema: The Spanish Horror Film, Nicholas G. Schlegel looks at movies produced, distributed, and exhibited under the crumbling dictatorship of General Franco. The production and content of these films, the author suggests, can lead to a better understanding of the political, social, and cultural conditions during a contentious period in Spain’s history. The author addresses the complex factors that led to the “official” sanctioning of horror films—which had previously been banned—and how they differed from other popular genres that were approved and subsidized by the government. In addition to discussing the financing and exhibiting of these productions, the author examines the tropes, conventions, iconography, and thematic treatments of the films. Schlegel also analyzes how these movies were received by audiences and critics, both in Spain and abroad. Finally, he looks at the circumstances that led to the rapid decline of such films in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
By examining how horror movies thrived in Spain during this decade, this book addresses a sorely neglected gap in film scholarship and also complements existing literature on Spanish national cinema. Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinema will appeal to fans of horror films as well as scholars of film history, European history, genre studies, and cultural studies. -- publisher's blurb ISBN: 9781442251151 More info
Shock value : how a few eccentric outsiders gave us nightmares, conquered Hollywood, and invented modern horror / by Jason Zinoman
New York: Penguin Books, 2012.
Call No: 735.2 ZIN Author: Zinoman, Jason Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Penguin Books PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: 274 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; HORROR FILMS. USA; CRITICISM Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -262) and index ISBN: 9780143121367 Contents: -- introduction -- The Devil's advocate -- The problem with Psycho -- Blood brothers -- Assaulting the audience -- Shock or awe -- The monster problem -- The dance of death -- He likes to watch -- The thing in-between -- Stomaching it -- The fear sickness -- epilogue -- acknowledgments -- notes -- bibliography -- index -- More info
The Silence of the lambs / Yvonne Tasker
London: British Film Institute, 2002.
Splatter movies : breaking the last taboo of the screen / John McCarty
Bromley: Columbus, 1984.
Call No: 734 MAR Author: McCarty, John, 1944 Place: Bromley Publisher: Columbus PubDate: 1984 PhysDes: vii, 197p, p of plates : ill.(some col.), ports ; 28cm Subject: HORROR FILMS Notes: Cinema films: Horror films,. to 1983 (BNB/PRECIS); Includes index ISBN: 0862870585 (pbk) : ª7.95 LON: bnb86287058; 5531223 More info
Subversive horror cinema : countercultural messages of films from Frankenstein to the present / Jon Towlson ; foreword by Jeff Lieberman.
Jefferson, North Carolina: 2014.
Call No: 735.2 TOW Author: Towlson, Jon Source: US Place: Jefferson, North Carolina PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: vii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm Subject: HORROR FILMS; FRANKENSTEIN (US, James Whale, 1931); FREAKS (US, Tod Browning, 1932); CAT PEOPLE (US, Jacques Tourneur, 1942); CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE, THE (US, Gunther von Fritsch & Robert Wise, 1944); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); CRAZIES, THE (US, George A. Romero, 1973); LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (US, Wes Craven, 1972); TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, THE (US, Tobe Hooper, 1974); PARASITE MURDERS, THE (CN, David Cronenberg, 1975); DAWN OF THE DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1979); HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER 2 (US, Chuck Parello, 1997); HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (US, John McNaughton, 1989[prod. 1985]); AMERICAN PSYCHO (US, Mary Harron, 1999); TEETH (US, Mitchell Lichtenstein, 2007) Summary: "This book argues that a succession of filmmakers working in horror have used the genre to challenge the status quo. Spanning the decades from the 1930s onwards this critical text examines the work of producers and directors as varied as George A. Romero, Pete Walker, Michael Reeves, Herman Cohen, Wes Craven and Brian Yuzna"-- [Extract taken from the back of the book] -- Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also issued online ISBN: 9780786474691 Contents: Introduction -- Anti-eugenics: Frankenstein (1931) and Freaks (1932) -- anti-1940s home front propaganda: Cat people (1942) and The curse of the Cat people (1944) -- Anti-1950s Cold War conformity: the films of Herman Cohen -- Anti-establishment 1960s-1970s Britain: the films of Michael Reeves and Pete Walker -- Anti-Vietnam: Night of the living dead (1968), Deathdream (1972) and The crazies (1973) -- Anti-Hollywood violence and dark counterculture: Last house on the left (1972) and The Texas chain saw massacre (1974) -- Counterculture revolution: Shivers (1975), Blue Sunshine (1978) and Dawn of the dead (1978) -- Anti-"reaganomics": Henry-portrait of a serial killer (1986) and American psycho (2000) -- Anti-1990s materialism: Brian Yuzna and Splatstick -- Anti-new puritanism: Teeth (2007) and American Mary (2012) -- Afterword: Subversive horror cinema post-9/11. More info
The Tartan guide to Asia extreme : An introduction to the astonishing world of cinema from the far east / Mark Pilkington / Jule Hartung (ed.)
Call No: 720(5) TAR Author: Mark Pilkington PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 17 cm ; 58 p Subject: HORROR FILMS. HONG KONG; HORROR FILMS; ORIENTAL ACTION FILMS; CHINA; KOREA; JAPAN; TAIWAN; HONG KONG; GENRES; THAILAND Summary: With titles such as Hard Boiled, Kwaidan and Onibaba, Tartan delivered the best and most provocative cinema from the East. But when Ring and Audition were unleashed upon unsuspecting audiences nationwide it became apparent that the appetite for such outrageous fare was massive, and it made sense to let people know where to find it. Thus, Asia Extreme was born. Films such as Battle Royale and Infernal Affairs continue to satisfy the ever increasing hunger for astounding cinematic style and outrageous shock moments, while a swathe of even newer titles – like Oldboy and Koma – wait in the wings for their chance to leave audiences breathless. Now, it seems inconceivable that, once upon a time, Asia Extreme didn’t exist at all. Heres the story of the origin and development of the most exciting and unique of all contemporary genres. [Taken from back cover]. More info
Terence Fisher / Peter Hutchings
Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press : distributed exclusively in the U.S.A by Palgrave, 2001.
Call No: 81FIS HUT Author: Hutchings, Peter Source: UK Place: Manchester and New York Publisher: Manchester University Press : distributed exclusively in the U.S.A by Palgrave PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: vii, 198 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Series: British Film Makers Subject: HAMMER FILM PRODUCTIONS; HORROR FILMS. UK; B-MOVIES; FISHER, TERENCE Summary: A study of the career of British filmmaker Terence Fisher. Some films looked at in detail are: The Astonished Heart, To The Public Danger, Portrait From Life, So Long at the Fair, Stolen Face, Four Sided Triangle, The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Revenge of Frankenstein, Dracula - Prince of Darkness, The Hounds of the Baskervilles, Frankenstein Created Woman, and many others he directed for Hammer Film Productions Notes: Series editors: Brian McFarlane, Neil Sinyard. -- Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 0719056365 Donation: Brian McFarlane Contents: Introduction -- 1. Fisher in context -- 2. Fisher before horror -- 3. The horror man: 1957-62 -- 4. Highs and lows: 1962-72 -- Conclusion More info
Terror Tracks : music, sound, and horror cinema / edited by Philip Hayward
London: Equinox, 2009.
Call No: 634:735.2 TER Author: Hayward, Philip (ed) Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Equinox PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: x, 286 p.; 23 cm Series: Genre, music and sound Subject: HORROR FILMS; CRITICISM; MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; MUSIC IN FILMS Summary: "Designed to appeal to a cross-over film and music studies readership, Terror Tracks analyses the use of music and sound in the popular genre of horror cinema. Focusing on the post-war period, the contributors examine the role of these elements in establishing and enhancing the feelings of unease, suspense and shock that are crucial to the genre. The book covers the various patterns of use and inflection in a range of scores - orchestral, popular, rock and electronic - and looks at how these relate to non-musical sound. Lively and accessible, Terror Tracks is an important contribution to the study of horror cinema. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP.; Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9781845532024 Contents: Psycho-analysis : form and function in Bernard Herrmann's music for Hitchcock's Masterpiece / James Wierzbicki -- An audiovisual foreshadowing in Psycho / Scott Murphy -- Sound and music in Hammer's vampire films / Michael Hannan -- Creative soundtrack expression : Toro Takemitsu's score for Kwaidan / Kyoko Koizumi -- Prog rock, the horror film and sonic excess : Dario Argento, Morricone and Goblin / Tony Mitchell -- Inflamed : synthetic folk music and paganism in the island world of The wicker man / Jon Fitzgerald and Philip Hayward -- Rhythms of evil : exorcising sound from The exorcist / Mark Evans -- Texas chainsaws : audio effect and iconicity / Rebecca Coyle and Philip Hayward -- Incorporating monsters : music as context, character and construction in Kubrick's The shining / Jeremy Barham -- Music of the night : scoring the vampire in contemporary film / Janet K. Halfyard -- Scary movies, scary music : uses and unities of metal in the contemporary horror film / Lee Barron and Ian Inglis -- Like razors through flesh : Hellraiser/s sound design and music / Karen Collins -- Spooked by sound : the Blair witch project / Rebecca Coyle -- Popular songs and ordinary violence : exposing basic human brutality in the films of Rob Zombie / Laura Wiebe Taylor -- Terror in the outback : Wolf Creek and Australian horror cinema / Philip Hayward and Harry Minassian -- The ghostly noise of J-horror : roots and ramifications / James Wierzbicki. More info
'The locals' and the global : transnational currents in contemporary New Zealand horror
Studies in Australasian cinema (2010) vol.4 iss.1 p.73-79 Author: Cameron, Allan PhysDes: Article Subject: NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE CINEMA. NEW ZEALAND; HORROR FILMS. NEW ZEALAND; INDUSTRY, FILM. NEW ZEALAND; FANTASTIC FILMS; LOCALS, THE (NZ, Greg Page, 2003); BLACK SHEEP (NZ, Jonathan King, 2006); FERRYMAN, THE (NZ/UK, Chris Graham, 2007); TATTOOIST, THE (NZ/SI, Peter Berger, 2007); PERFECT CREATURE (NZ/UK, Glenn Standring, 2006) Summary: Article arguing the connectedness between otherness of horror with the otherness of cultural identities within New Zealand horror film. Notes: Recent years have seen a conspicuous resurgence of the horror genre in New
Zealand cinema. What sets recent New Zealand horror films apart from their
local antecedents, however, is their self-conscious reframing of local identity
against an international backdrop. Contemporary Kiwi horrors such as The
Locals, Black Sheep, The Tattooist and Perfect Creature effectively extend
horror’s characteristic focus on questions of otherness to the otherness of local
and global cultural identities. In this way, they subject New Zealand cinema’s
Gothic tradition to a type of remapping, in which the Gothic is ironized, hybridized
or displaced. In a number of these films (several of which are international
co-productions) the Gothic even comes untethered from the local landscape and
moves across national frontiers. By reworking the tropes of New Zealand horror,
these films take up the challenge of re-articulating New Zealand identities for
the early twenty-first century, producing a palimpsestic vision of nationhood
determined not by essences but by codes.--Abstract More info
They Live / written by Jonathan Lethem, edited by Sean Howe
Berkeley, CA: Soft Skull Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2010.
Call No: 79THE LET Author: Howe, Sean (ed.); Lethem, Jonathon Source: US Place: Berkeley, CA Publisher: Soft Skull Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West PubDate: c2010 PhysDes: 163 p. : ill. ; 17 cm Series: Deep Focus (Soft Skull Press) Subject: SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; HORROR FILMS; CULT FILMS; THEY LIVE (US, John Carpenter, 1988) Summary: "With They Live, Jonathon Lethem takes a close look at John Carpenter's 1988 classic amalgam of deliberate B-movie, sci-fi, horror, anti-yuppie agitprop. Lethem exfoliates Carpenter's paranoid satire in a series of penetrating, free-associational forays into the context of a story that peels the human masks off the ghoulish overlords of capitalism. His reel of reference spans classic Hollwood cinema and science fiction, as well as popular music and contemporary art and theory. Taking into consideration the work of Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, James Brown, Frederic Jameson, Shepard Fairy, Philip K. Dick, Alfred Hitchcock, and Edgar Allen Poe, not to mention the role of wrestlers- including They Live star "Rowdy" Roddy piper - in contemporary culture, Lethem's They Live provides a wholly original perspective on Carpenter's subversive classic" --BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP ISBN: 9781593762780 More info
Tod Browning and the origins of horror in American cinema
Lumina (Winter 2009) iss.1 p.149-159 More info
Traditions in world cinema / Linda Badley, R. Barton Palmer and Steven Jay Schneider (eds)
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Call No: 709 TRA Source: UK Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 266 p. : 24 cm Subject: NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; GLOBALISATION; HISTORY OF CINEMA; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; NEOREALISM; NOUVELLE VAGUE; EXPRESSIONISM; CZECHOSLOVAKIA; BRITAIN; DOGMA; COMMUNISM AND THE CINEMA; BRAZIL; ARGENTINA; AFRICA IN FILMS; ISRAEL; IRAN; INDIA; CHINA; MELODRAMA; SONGS IN FILMS; JAPAN; HORROR FILMS; USA Summary: The core volume in the Traditions in World Cinema series, this book brings together a colourful and wide-ranging collection of world cinematic traditions – national, regional and global – all of which are in need of introduction, investigation and, in some cases, reassessment. Topics include: German expressionism, Italian neorealism, French New Wave, British new wave, Czech new wave, Danish Dogma, post-Communist cinema, Brazilian post-Cinema Novo, new Argentine cinema, pre-revolutionary African traditions, Israeli persecution films, new Iranian cinema, Hindi film songs, Chinese wenyi pian melodrama, Japanese horror, new Hollywood cinema and global found footage cinemas. ISBN: 0748618635 More info
The vampire in the cinema
Photon iss.19 p.25-49 Author: Borst, Ron PhysDes: Article Subject: HORROR FILMS; DRACULA IN FILMS; VAMPIRE FILMS; CARRY ON SCREAMING (UK, Gerald Thomas, 1966); CASTILLO DE LOS MONSTRUOS, EL (MX, Julian Soler, 1958); COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE (US, Bob Kelljan, 1970); DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS (UK, Freddie Francis, 1964); HAND OF NIGHT, THE (UK, Frederick Goode, 1965); BLOOD OF DRACULA (US, Herbert L. Strock, 1957); NOT OF THIS EARTH (US, Roger Corman, 1957); VAMPIRI, I (IT, Riccardo Freda, 1957); BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE (UK, Henry Cass, 1958); RETURN OF DRACULA, THE (US, Paul Landres, 1958); CURSE OF THE UNDEAD (US, Edward Dein, 1959); VAMPIRO, EL (MX, Paul Nagle, 1959); CAPERUCITA Y PULGARCITO CONTRA LOS MONSTRUOS (MX, Roberto Rodriguez, 1962) Notes: See also individual entries by film title More info
London: British Film Institute, 2005.
Call No: 79VAM RUD Author: Rudkin David Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 19 cm ; 74 pp Series: BFI Film Classics Subject: VAMPYR : DER TRAUM DES ALLEN GRAY (G/FR, Carl Th. Dreyer, 1932); DREYER, CARL TH.; HORROR FILMS Summary: Vampyr Der Traum des Allan Gray (1932) is one of the founding and defining works of psychological horror cinema, adapted from Gothic stories by Sheridan Le Fanu, a disturbing narrative of vampirism, obsession and possession of the soul. But it is also a film directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, the revered and legendary Danish director of La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc (1927). Shot in France with private money and a largely non-professional cast and primitive sound equipment, Vampyr is to some extent a ruin. There is no definitive print and English versions are marred by poor image quality and subtitles. And yet it is unquestionably extraordinary, a vivid and haunting manifestation of Dreyer's power to make visible on the screen the inner human state, and to convey a dreamlike imagery of textures of nature amidst which transient, solitary human figures pass, some illuminated by an inner lgiht, others threatened by a malign or demonic presence. [Taken from back cover] ISBN: 1844570738 More info
Women and domestic space in contemporary gothic narratives : the house as subject / Andrew Hock Soon Ng
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Call No: 631.2 NG Author: Ng, Andrew Hock Soon Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: xii, 246 pages ; 23 cm Series: Geocriticism and spatial literary studies Subject: NARRATIVE IN FILMS; AESTHETICS; ARCHITECTURE IN FILMS; FANTASTIC FILMS; HORROR FILMS; WOMEN IN FILMS; ORPHANAGE, THE (MX/SP, Juan Antonion Bayona, 2007); OTHERS, THE (US/SP, Alejandro Amenabar, 2001) Summary: "Andrew Hock Soon Ng focuses on domestic space's material presence and the traces it leaves on the human subjects inhabiting it. Discussing contemporary novels by Angela Carter, Valerie martin, Toni Morrison, and Janice Galloway; films such as The Exorcist, Repulsion, The Others, and The Orphanage; and Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking autobiographical work, Fun Home, within a framework of psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and spatial and architectural theories, this book reveals the complicated relationship between the house and the female subject." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781137536815 Contents: Introduction: the subject of the house in gothic narratives -- Housing treachery. Angela Carter's The magic toyshop and love -- Housing the unspeakable. Valerie Martin's Property and Toni Morrison's Beloved -- Housing secret selves. William Friedkin's The exorcist and Roman Polanski's Repulsion -- Housing melancholia. Alejandro Amena´bar's The others and Juan A. Bayona's The orphanage -- Conclusion: housing redemption. Janice Galloway's The trick is to keep breathing and Alison Bechdel's Fun home More info
Women join the fright club
Saturday Age [Spectrum] (30/04/2016) p.16 Call No: SUBJECT CLIPPINGS FILE; HORROR FILMS Author: Wilson, Jake PhysDes: Clippings File Article Subject: HORROR FILMS Summary: An article about feminist horror film festival, Stranger With My Face which was initiated by Briony Kidd and Rebecca Thomson. More info
You'll be haunted by the ghost of the original
Sunday Telegraph [Insider] (24/04/2015) p.120 More info