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Abject Terrors: Surveying the Modern and Postmodern Horror Film

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Abject Terrors is an expansive study of the most significant films from the prolific horror genre, from its origins in the 1920s and 1930s, to its contemporary representations. This survey brings together close analyses of individual motion pictures, demonstrating the interconnections among these filmic texts and their contribution to defining quintessential aspects of the ...more
Paperback, 213 pages
Published November 28th 2005 by Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften (first published October 31st 2005)
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Jan 25, 2009 Tatjana rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lovers of horror who like theory. Freshmen in Film school.
Recommended to Tatjana by: The Internets.
When I was in film school, Jungian, Marxist and Feminist theory were the thing. No one deconstructed *anything* using anything else. I was hoping, as time went by and people discovered Asian philosophy and, well, something else... that maybe there would be more to talk about.
Still, Magistrale is smart and is academic without being incredible obscure or dry. I didn't always agree with him, but he has some interesting jumping off points for discussions. I would not pay $29.95 for this book, b
A comprehensive look at the horror film genre. Cool, but needs an update or a new edition.
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