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Planks of Reason: Essays on the Horror Film

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The original edition of Planks of Reason was the first academic critical anthology on horror. In retrospect, it appeared as a kind of homage to the "golden age" of the American horror film, as this genre played an increasing role in film culture and American life. The original material represented the history of the genre through the early 1980s and is a crucial part of th ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published September 24th 2004 by Scarecrow Press (first published December 1st 1984)
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Jun 30, 2009 rated it liked it
I've been really into horror movies lately and I've been wondering why, so I checked some books out on the subject.
Besides a few articles here and there, I've never read much film criticism; basically because it is dry, academic, boring and possibly full of shit. They always gets all Freudian and say that everything has to do with sex or something like that. This book isn't much different, it's collection of writers eventually come around to saying the same few things over and over only about di
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