The Horror Film

Hutchings, Peter (2004) The Horror Film. Inside Film . Longman, Harlow. ISBN 9780582437944

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This book developed key themes evident in Hutchings’ earlier work – notably a concern to bridge theoretical and industrial definitions of genre, a concern to address films as aesthetic constructs as well as to place them in social and historical terms, and an interest in the relation between national and international elements in genre film production and reception. Chapters addressed questions of genre definition, historiography and aesthetic identities within an international context, drawing material from Europe (including Great Britain), the United States and Asia. This internationalised approach to the horror genre has subsequently been developed further in ‘Resident evil? The limits of European horror’, Hutchings’ keynote presentation to European Nightmares: An International Conference on the European Horror film, Manchester Metropolitan University, June 2006 (which is to be published in 2008) and his entries in Steven Schneider, ed. 100 European Horror Films (British Film Institute, 2007).

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Additional Information: A result of the book was that Hutchings was invited to write the major reference work A Historical Dictionary of the Horror Film (Scarecrow Press, 2008). PGR student Neil Wilson’s PhD (who began in 2006) on ‘backwoods horror cinema’ relates directly to this research. Preparation of the book was supported by a period of study leave granted by Northumbria University.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Horror films
Subjects: W600 Cinematics and Photography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2008 13:29
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:11

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