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ADAPTATIONS. KING, STEPHEN
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
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
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