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They Came from Within

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No horror film is truly mainstream, David Cronenberg has said, and it is for this reason that even the lowliest of them may be worth consideration. In this tenth anniversary revised and updated edition of They Came From Within, Caelum Vatnsdal adjusts the focus in Canadian horror films, and unwinds the history of this neglected genre to learn "why we fear what we fear and ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published November 22nd 2014 by Arbeiter Ring (first published October 1st 2014)
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Nov 03, 2016 Jessrawk rated it it was amazing
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This is the horror cinema book I have been searching for. It's so perfect. Even when he is talking about films which aren't particularly amazing, he manages to point out what is appealing about them, or at least why they were made or their overall importance. There is no slagging on anyone in these pages, which is a very refreshing change. He obviously has his favourites (who doesn't?), but he is also very quick to admit when even he sees no (real) reason why he enjoys certain films, or to ...more
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When I was a kid, I scoured through rows and rows of horror movies at video stores and grabbed everything I could watch. Before then, I watched everything on TV, often sneaking viewings with the volume turned way down so my folks wouldn’t know (sorry mom). Little did I know that a chunk of the films I watched came from the great white north, Canada. Still other American movies and shows (most notably the X-Files), were also filmed in Canada on the cheap.

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