Fantasy and the cinema / edited by James Donald
London: BFI Pub., 1989.
Call No: 735 FAN Author: Donald, James Place: London Publisher: BFI Pub. PubDate: 1989 PhysDes: 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: FANTASTIC FILMS; FETISHISM IN FILMS; GERMANY. 1895-1930; SLASHER FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; SEX AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; SURREALISM AND THE CINEMA; BARTHES, ROLAND; SVANKMAJER, JAN; CONDIT, CECELIA; BAHTIN, MIHAIL; BORDWELL, DAVID; DURAS, MARGUERITE; LYOTARD, JEAN-FRANCOIS; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; ALIEN (UK, Ridley Scott, 1979); BLADE RUNNER (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); BENEATH THE SKIN (US, Cecelia Condit, 1981); CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI, DAS (G, Robert Wiene, 1920); INDIA SONG (FR, Marguerite Duras, 1975); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); STUDENT VON PRAG, DER (G, Stellan Rye, 1913); TERMINATOR, THE (US, James Cameron, 1984); TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, THE (US, Tobe Hooper, 1974); VAMPYR : DER TRAUM DES ALLAN GRAY (G/FR, Carl Th. Dreyer, 1932) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-291) and indexes ISBN: 0851702287; 0851702295 (pbk.) LON: 6190057 More info
Graphic violence on the screen / edited by Thomas R. Atkins
New York: Monarch Press, c1976.
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
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
Masks in Horror cinema : eyes without faces / Alexandra Heller-Nichols
Cardiff: University of Wales Press,
Call No: 735.2 HEL Author: Heller-Nichols, Alexandra Edition: 2019 Place: Cardiff Publisher: University of Wales Press PhysDes: 288 pages ; 22 cm Subject: SLASHER FILMS; HORROR FILM; FRIDAY THE 13TH [...] (US, 1980-); HALLOWEEN (US, John Carpenter, 1978); TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE [...] (US, 1974-); PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE (US, Rupert Julian, 1925); YOU'RE NEXT (US/UK, Adam Wingard, 2011); YEUX SANS VISAGE, LES (FR/IT, Georges Franju, 1959) Summary: Why has the mask been such an enduring generic motif in horror cinema? This book explores its transformative potential historically across myriad cultures, particularly in relation to its ritual and mythmaking capacities, and its intersection with power, ideology and identity. All of these factors have a direct impact on mask-centric horror cinema: meanings, values and rituals associated with masks evolve and are updated in horror cinema to reflect new contexts, rendering the mask a persistent, meaningful and dynamic aspect of the genre’s iconography. This study debates horror cinema’s durability as a site for the potency of the mask’s broader symbolic power to be constantly re-explored, re-imagined and re-invented as an object of cross-cultural and ritual significance that existed long before the moving image culture of cinema. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781786834966 Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction – Why Masks? Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Chapter One: Situating Masks and Horror Cinema -- Part One: Masks, Horror and Cinema: Towards Codification -- Chapter Two: Masks and Horror in Literary and Performance Traditions and Early Cinema -- Chapter Three: Masks in Horror Film Before 1970 -- Part Two: Horror Film Masks from 1970 -- Chapter Four: Skin Masks: Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Chapter Five: Blank Masks: Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Chapter Six: Animal Masks: Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Chapter Seven: Repurposed Masks: Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Part Three: Masks as Transformational Technologies – Moving Forward By Looking Back -- Chapter Eight: Technological Masks: Ritual, Power and Transformation -- Conclusion -- Bibliography 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
New American teenagers : the lost generation of youth in 1970s film / Barbara Jane Brickman
New York: Bloomsbury Academic, c2012.
Call No: 451-053.6(73) BRI Author: Brickman, Barbara Jane Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic PubDate: c2012 PhysDes: ix, 263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: ROCK FILMS; MUSICALS. USA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; TEEN FILMS; BENSON, ROBBIE; DEAN, JAMES; FOSTER, JODIE; BADLANDS (US, Terrence Malick, 1973); AMERICAN GRAFFITI (US, George Lucas, 1973); FREAKY FRIDAY (US, Gary Nelson, 1977); HALLOWEEN (US, John Carpenter, 1978); ODE TO BILLY JOE (US, Max Baer, 1976); TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, THE (US, Tobe Hooper, 1974) Summary: Looking at 1970s American films that deal with the teen issues with an investigation of previous critical/academic writing on the films and the issues that surround them Notes: Originally published: London: Continuum International Pub. Group Inc., 2012.-- Formerly CIP. -- Includes bibliographical references and index. --
Also issued online ISBN: 9781628922783 Contents: Introduction -- The rock 'n' roll high school picture show: a genre deconstructed -- Coming of age in the 70s: revision, fantasy and rage in the teen-girl badlands -- The queer kid and women's lib -- Bad news Jodie, or how the Disney family got freaky -- Brothers, sisters, and chainsaws: sibling rivalry and peer centrality in the teen slasher film -- Epilogue 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
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
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TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, THE : (US, Tobe Hooper, 1974)