By Wheeler Winston Dixon

ISBN-10: 0813547954

ISBN-13: 9780813547954

ISBN-10: 0813547962

ISBN-13: 9780813547961

Ever because horror leapt from renowned fiction to the silver display within the past due Eighteen Nineties, audience have skilled worry and delight in beautiful mixture. Wheeler Winston Dixon's A historical past of Horror is the single ebook to provide a complete survey of this ever-popular movie genre.

Arranged through a long time, with outliers and franchise movies overlapping a few years, this one-stop sourcebook finds the old origins of characters comparable to Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman and their numerous incarnations in movie from the silent period to comedic sequels. A heritage of Horror explores how the horror movie matches into the Hollywood studio approach and the way its huge, immense good fortune in American and eu tradition increased globally over time.

Dixon examines key sessions within the horror film-in which the elemental precepts of the style have been verified, then banished into comfortably trustworthy and malleable varieties, after which, after collapsing into parody, rose repeatedly to create new degrees of depth and risk. A background of Horror, supported by way of infrequent stills from vintage movies, brings over fifty undying horror motion pictures into frightfully transparent concentration, zooms in on modern day best horror websites, and champions the celebrities, administrators, and subgenres that make the horror movie so fascinating and well-liked by modern audiences.

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