European Nightmares: Horror Cinema in Europe Since 1945

European Nightmares: Horror Cinema in Europe Since 1945

By: Patricia Allmer (editor), Emily Brick (editor), David Huxley (editor)Hardback

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This volume is the first edited collection of essays focusing on European horror cinema from 1945 to the present. It features new contributions by distinguished international scholars exploring British, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Northern European and Eastern European horror cinema. The essays employ a variety of current critical methods of analysis, ranging from psychoanalysis and Deleuzean film theory to reception theory and historical analysis. The complete volume offers a major resource on post-war European horror cinema, with in-depth studies of such classic films as Seytan (Turkey, 1974), Suspiria (Italy, 1977), Switchblade Romance (France, 2003), and Taxidermia (Hungary, 2006).

About Author

Patricia Allmer is senior research fellow in art history and theory at MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; she is that author of Rene Magritte: Beyond Painting (2009). David Huxley is senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; he is the author of Nasty Tales: Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll in the British Underground (2001). Emily Brick is senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; she is a contributor to Sex and Television (2012).

Contents

Contributors Introduction, by Patricia Allmer, Emily Brick, and David Huxley Reception and Perception of European Horror Cinemas Section Introduction, by Patricia Allmer, Emily Brick, and David Huxley Resident Evil? The Limits of European Horror: Resident Evil Versus Suspiria, by Peter Hutchings Beyond Suspiria: The Place of European Horror Cinema in the Fan Canon, by Brigid Cherry Refusing to Look at Rape: The Reception of Belgian Horror Cinema, by Ernest Mathijs and Russ Hunter Depressing, Degrading! The Reception of the European Horror Film in Britain, 1957-68, by David Huxley British Horror Cinema Section Introduction, by Patricia Allmer, Emily Brick, and David Huxley The Boundaries of Horror in Wolf Rilla's Village of the Damned, by John Sears New Labour, New Horrors: Genetic Mutation, Generic Hybridity and Gender Crisis in British Horror of the New Millennium, by Linnie Blake French Horror Cinema Section Introduction, by Patricia Allmer, Emily Brick, and David Huxley Baise-moi and the French Rape-Revenge Film, by Emily Brick Subjectivity Unleashed: Haute Tension, by Matthias Hurst Spanish Horror Cinema Section Introduction, by Patricia Allmer, Emily Brick, and David Huxley Paul Naschy, Exorcismo and the Reactionary Horrors of Spanish Popular Cinema in the Early 1970s, by Andy Willis History, Terrain and Tread: The Walk of Demons, Zombie Flesh Eaters and the Blind Dead, by Phil Smith Alejandro Amenabar and Contemporary Spanish Horror, by Barry Jordan Italian Horror Cinema Section Introduction, by Patricia Allmer, Emily Brick, and David Huxley Live Ate: Global Catastrophe and the Politics and Poetics of the Italian Zombie Film, by Mark Goodall A Touch of Terror: Dario Argento and Deleuze's Cinematic Sensorium, by Anna Powell German and Northern European Horror Cinema Section Introduction, by Patricia Allmer, Emily Brick, and David Huxley 'A Former Director of German Horror Films': Horror, European Cinema and the Critical Reception of Robert Siodmak's Hollywood Career, by Mark Jancovich World of Blood and Fire: Lang, Mabuse, and Bergman's The Serpent's Egg, by Samuel J. Umland 'Le Cineaste d'Horreur Ordinaire': Michael Haneke and the Horrors of Everyday Existence, by Catherine Wheatley Eastern European Horror Cinema Section Introduction, by Patricia Allmer, Emily Brick, and David Huxley A Gaze from Hell: Eastern European Horror Cinema Revisited, by Christina Stojanova Taxidermia-a Hungarian Taste for Horror, by Patricia Allmer Horror Films in Turkish Cinema: To Use or Not to Use Local Cultural Motifs, That is Not the Question, by Kaya Ozkaracalar Filmography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780231162067
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780231162067
  • ISBN10: 0231162065

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