Subversive Horror Cinema: Countercultural Messages of Films from Frankenstein to the Present
by Jon Towlson & Jeff Lieberman (Foreword)

Subversive Horror Cinema: Countercultural
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  • 246 Pages
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  • Illustrated in B&W
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  • Originally Released: 2014
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.


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Horror cinema flourishes in times of ideological crisis and national trauma--the Great Depression, the Cold War, the Vietnam era, post-9/11--and this critical text argues that a succession of filmmakers working in horror--from James Whale to Jen and Sylvia Soska--have used the genre, and the shock value it affords, to challenge the status quo during these times. Spanning the decades from the 1930s onward it examines the work of producers and directors as varied as George A. Romero, Pete Walker, Michael Reeves, Herman Cohen, Wes Craven and Brian Yuzna and the ways in which films like Frankenstein (1931), Cat People (1942), The Woman (2011) and American Mary (2012) can be considered "subversive."
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  • ISBN: 0786474696
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