US "Indie-Horror": critical reception, genre construction, and suspect hybridity

Sexton, Jamie (2012) US "Indie-Horror": critical reception, genre construction, and suspect hybridity. Cinema Journal, 51 (2). pp. 67-86. ISSN 1527-2087

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/cj.2012.0012

Abstract

This essay explores the troublesome relationship between horror cinema and American independent cinema, with particular emphasis on the reception of Nadja (Michael Almereyda, 1994) and The Addiction (Abel Ferrara, 1995), ultimately arguing that the continued opposition between "horror" and "art" that exists within a number of film critics' frameworks leads to US "indie-horror" cinema being articulated as a quasi-generic field within which horror tropes are largely absent.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P300 Media studies
T700 American studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 10:57
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6152

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