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Divine Horror: Essays on the Cinematic Battle Between the Sacred and the Diabolical

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From Rosemary's Baby (1968) to The Witch (2015), horror films use religious entities to both inspire and combat fear and to call into question or affirm the moral order. Churches provide sanctuary, clergy cast out evil, religious icons become weapons, holy ground becomes battleground--but all of these may be turned from their original purpose.
This collection of new essays
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 18th 2017 by McFarland & Company
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Steve Wiggins
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even for a book of collected essays, this is good. The connection between horror films and religion is worthy of further attention. These articles survey a variety of films that bring religion into dialogue with cinema. Since horror is often considered "low brow" entertainment, many critics suppose it to be beneath comment. As this book shows, that is not the case.

Divided into three sections (The Past, Bleeding into the Present; The Boundaries of Good and Evil; and Horrors of Knowledge and Faith
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Susan  Morton
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