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The Horror Film In This Volume, Stephen Prince Has Collected Essays Reviewing The History Of The Horror Film And The Psychological Reasons For Its Persistent Appeal, As Well As Discussions Of The Developmental Responses Of Young Adult Viewers And Children To The Genre The Book Focuses On Recent Postmodern Examples Such As The Blair Witch Project In A Daring Move, The Volume Also Examines Holocaust Films In Relation To Horror Part One Features Essays On The Silent And Classical Hollywood Eras Part Two Covers The PostWorld War II Era And Discusses The Historical, Aesthetic, And Psychological Characteristics Of Contemporary Horror Films In Contrast To Horror During The Classical Hollywood Period, Contemporary Horror Features Graphic And Prolonged Visualizations Of Disturbing And Horrific Imagery, As Well As Other Distinguishing Characteristics Princes Introduction Provides An Overview Of The Genre, Contextualizing The Readings That Follow.Stephen Prince Is Professor Of Communications At Virginia Tech He Has Written Many Film Books, Including Classical Film Violence Designing And Regulating Brutality In Hollywood Cinema, 19301968, And Has Edited Screening Violence, Also In The Depth Of Field Series.


10 thoughts on “The Horror Film

  1. says:

    Interesting collection of essays about horror movies I especially liked the ones that tried to look at things that a lot of writing on the subject ignores, like the question of exactly what makes a horror film effective Unfortunately, the essay on that subject didn t have a lot of data, so it wasabout how somebody should really look at the handful of horror films since 1960 that seem to genuinely have lasting power to scare people and see what makes them work But the author couldn t do Interesting collection of essays about horror movies I especially liked the ones that tried to look at things that a lot of writing on the subject ignores, like the question of exactly what makes a horror film effective Unfortunately, the essay on that subject didn t have a lot of data, so it wasabout how somebody should really look at the handful of horror films since 1960 that seem to genuinely have lasting power to scare people and see what makes them work But the author couldn t do it themselves because they didn t have that study.The final essay was also really interesting, looking at studies of why people like horror movies There were times when I was a little wary of it because I was of course worried about the usual idea that people watch horror movies because they re men who lack empathy and like watching bad people i.e., women who have sex etc get what s coming to them or just like gore Or that girls go to horror mov...


  2. says:

    I took a class on horror films in college, and this was the textbook Of course, being a college student, I didn t read very much of it so I went back and read through it a few years later It covers a variety of themes and subgenres within the field of horror and was fairly interesting.


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