English Gothic

Author: Jonathan Rigby

Publisher: Signum

ISBN: 9780957648166

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 590

English Gothic was the first book to trace horror cinema from the 1890s right through to the end of the 20th century. Now it comes complete with an assessment of the remarkable renaissance enjoyed by British horror in the 21st century. This deluxe new hardback edition features a comprehensive section on television horror, a foreword by genre star Barbara Shelley and a wealth of new illustrations.

English Gothic

A Century of Horror Cinema

Author: Jonathan Rigby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905287369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 2586

“This useful overview of British horror films condenses 100 years of celluloid fright into 100 key works and 180 photos…This book will likely prove popular with a wide readership…British film historian Rigby’s fine prose is lively and assured. His evaluative comments are worthwhile, and his recounting of historical developments is both accessible and informative. Fans will appreciate his attention to detail, while casual readers will benefit from his skilled survey.” — Library Journal

American Gothic

Sixty Years of Horror Cinema

Author: Jonathan Rigby

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 7058

Documents the American horror film industry from its beginnings to the mid-1950s, including European influences in creating horror films during its early years to the fusion of science fiction and horror during the 1950s.

Studies in Terror

Landmarks of Horror Cinema

Author: Jonathan Rigby

Publisher: Signum

ISBN: 9780956653444

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 9979

A wide-ranging survey of horror cinema from silent films to 21st century classics.

Horror Film and Affect

Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership

Author: Xavier Aldana Reyes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317748794

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 1712

This book brings together various theoretical approaches to Horror that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of fictional moving images of mutilation and the ways in which human bodies are affected by those on the screen on three levels: representationally, emotionally and somatically. Aldana Reyes reads Horror viewership as eminently carnal, and seeks to articulate the need for an alternative model that understands the experience of feeling under corporeal threat as the genre’s main descriptor. Using recent, post-millennial examples throughout, the book also offers case studies of key films such as Hostel, [REC], Martyrs or Ginger Snaps, and considers contemporary Horror strands such as found footage or 3D Horror.

Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema

Author: Jonathan Rigby

Publisher: Signum

ISBN: 9780957648159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 4186

A DETAILED STUDY OF THE CLASSICS OF CONTINENTAL HORROR CINEMA! From the Expressionist reveries of the Weimar Republic to the transgressive nightmares smuggled past the Franco regime, via surrealist Gallic fever-dreams and psychedelic shockers from Cinecitt�, Jonathan Rigby brings his incisive scrutiny to bear on more than 100 key films, starting in the aftermath of World War I and winding up with the video revolution of the early 1980s.

The Cambridge Companion to ‘Dracula'

Author: Roger Luckhurst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108548709

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 829

Bram Stoker's Dracula is the most famous vampire in literature and film. This new collection of sixteen essays brings together a range of internationally renowned scholars to provide a series of pathways through this celebrated Gothic novel and its innumerable adaptations and translations. The volume illuminates the novel's various pre-histories, critical contexts and subsequent cultural transformations. Chapters explore literary history, Gothic revival scholarship, folklore, anthropology, psychology, sexology, philosophy, occultism, cultural history, critical race theory, theatre and film history, and the place of the vampire in Europe and beyond. These studies provide an accessible guide of cutting-edge scholarship to one of the most celebrated modern Gothic horror stories. This Companion will serve as a key resource for scholars, teachers and students interested in the enduring force of Dracula and the seemingly inexhaustible range of the contexts it requires and readings it might generate.

The British Horror Film

From the Silent to the Multiplex

Author: Ian Fryer

Publisher: Fonthill Media


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 6443

2017 is the 60th anniversary of the release of Hammer’s first Gothic horror film and the birth of the British horror genre: The Curse of FrankensteinA complete guide to a perennially and hugely popular British movie genreAn ideal read for anyone from the interested newcomer to the experienced film buffFeatures popular British stars such as Boris Karloff, Sir Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Simon Pegg When Hammer broke box office records in 1957 with The Curse of Frankenstein, the company not only resurrected the Gothic horror film, but created a particularly British-flavoured form of horror that swept the world. The British Horror Film from the Silent to the Multiplex is your guide to the films, actors and filmmakers who have thrilled and terrified generations of movie fans. In one book, you will find the literary and cinematic roots of the genre to the British films made by film legends such as Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff to Hammer’s triumphs starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and the post-Hammer horrors such as Peter Walker’s Frightmare and huge British-made successes, including Alien and the zombie craze of the 21st century. The history, films, stars, directors and studios, all in one fascinating, fun and fact-filled volume. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned gorehound, you will find everything you ever wanted to know about the British horror movie, but were too bone-chillingly afraid to ask.

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1623958369

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

View: 8439

A Classic Ghost Story “Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that, even at the time, I perfectly knew I was.” ― Henry James, The Turn of the Screw The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is a ghost story novella originally published in 1898. A boy is expelled from school due to a horrible secret. This ambiguous story has been studied and adapted extensively and still makes for an intriguing read. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Gothic effigy

A guide to dark visibilities

Author: David Annwn Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526101246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 5176

Gothic effigy brings together for the first time many of the multifarious visual motifs and media associated with Gothic, some of which have never received serious study before. This guide is the most comprehensive work in its field, a study aid that makes links between a considerable array of Gothic visual works and artifacts, from the work of Salvator Rosa and the first illustrations of Gothic Blue books to the latest Gothic painters and graphic artists. Currently popular areas such as Gothic fashion, gaming, T.V. and film are considered, as well as the ghostly images of magic lantern shows. This groundbreaking study will serve as an invaluable reference and research book. In its wide range and closely detailed descriptions, it will be very attractive for students, academics, collectors, fans of popular Gothic culture and general readers.

American Gothic

Author: Jonathan Rigby

Publisher: Signum

ISBN: 9780995519138

Category: Horror films

Page: 400

View: 6206

In the long-awaited American Gothic Jonathan Rigby tells the story of the Hollywood horror lm from its 19th century beginnings through to the arrival of Vincent Price as a horror star in films like House of Wax and The Fly. This 60-year period encompasses the shadowy nightmares of the silent era, the breakthrough hits produced by Universal, Warner Bros and M-G-M in the early days of talkies, the thoughtful RKO chillers of the 1940s, and the post-war boom in lurid science- fiction shockers. Out of print for more than ten years, American Gothic has been extensively revised and expanded, and is now available in hardback for the first time.

Hollywood Horror

From Gothic To Cosmic

Author: Mark A. Vieira

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810945357

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 5790

Celebrating one of the most popular cinematic genres, "Hollywood Horror" is an entertaining pictorial history of the classic American horror film from the silent era to the early 1970s, populated with vampires, monsters, mummies, zombies, and psychopaths.

War Gothic in Literature and Culture

Author: Steffen Hantke,Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317383230

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

View: 5598

In the context of the current explosion of interest in Gothic literature and popular culture, this interdisciplinary collection of essays explores for the first time the rich and long-standing relationship between war and the Gothic. Critics have described the global Seven Year’s War as the "crucible" from which the Gothic genre emerged in the eighteenth century. Since then, the Gothic has been a privileged mode for representing violence and extreme emotions and situations. Covering the period from the American Civil War to the War on Terror, this collection examines how the Gothic has provided writers an indispensable toolbox for narrating, critiquing, and representing real and fictional wars. The book also sheds light on the overlap and complicity between Gothic aesthetics and certain aspects of military experience, including the bodily violation and mental dissolution of combat, the dehumanization of "others," psychic numbing, masculinity in crisis, and the subjective experience of trauma and memory. Engaging with popular forms such as young adult literature, gaming, and comic books, as well as literature, film, and visual art, War Gothic provides an important and timely overview of war-themed Gothic art and narrative by respected experts in the field of Gothic Studies. This book makes important contributions to the fields of Gothic Literature, War Literature, Popular Culture, American Studies, and Film, Television & Media.

The Wolves of London

The Obsidian Heart

Author: Mark Morris

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1781168695

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6277

Psychology professor Alex Locke is an ex-convict, forced back into the criminal underworld when his daughter is threatened. After he agrees to steal a mysterious Obsidian Heart, Locke is pursued by unearthly assassins known as the ‘Wolves of London’. Soon he discovers the heart can enable him to travel through time, and while it bestows him with his own dark powers, it also corrupts...

Book of the Dead

The Complete History of Zombie Cinema

Author: Jamie Russell

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781169254

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 1958

Shares the history of zombies in cinema, offers historical context to an exhaustive zombie filmography, and discusses how the images of zombies have changed throughout their history.

Gothic Literature 1764-1824

Author: Carol Margaret Davison

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 0708322611

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 9128

This title offers a detailed yet accessible introduction to classic British Gothic literature and the popular sub-category of the Female Gothic designed for the student reader. Works by such classic Gothic authors as Horace Walpole, Matthew Lewis, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, and Mary Shelley are examined against the backdrop of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British social and political history and significant intellectual/cultural developments. Identification and interpretation of the Gothic’s variously reconfigured major motifs and conventions is provided alongside suggestions for further critical reading, a timeline of notable Gothic-related publications, and consideration of various theoretical approaches.

Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard

Author: Kim Newman

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 0857685368

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7853

THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED BRAND-NEW ADDITION TO THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ANNO DRACULA SERIES! Award-winning author Kim Newman takes the series stateside to Andy Warhol's New York and Orson Welles' Hollywood. It's 1976 and vampire reporter Kate Reed is on the set of Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula. She helps a young vampire boy, Ion Popescu, who then leaves Transylvania for America. In the States, Popescu becomes Johnny Pop and attaches himself to Andy Warhol, inventing a new drug which confers vampire powers on its users...

The Day of the Triffids

Author: John Wyndham

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795312113

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3509

The classic postapocalyptic thriller with “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare” (The Times, London). Triffids are odd, interesting little plants that grow in everyone’s garden. Triffids are no more than mere curiosities—until an event occurs that alters human life forever. What seems to be a spectacular meteor shower turns into a bizarre, green inferno that blinds everyone and renders humankind helpless. What follows is even stranger: spores from the inferno cause the triffids to suddenly take on a life of their own. They become large, crawling vegetation, with the ability to uproot and roam about the country, attacking humans and inflicting pain and agony. William Masen somehow managed to escape being blinded in the inferno, and now after leaving the hospital, he is one of the few survivors who can see. And he may be the only one who can save his species from chaos and eventual extinction . . . With more than a million copies sold, The Day of the Triffids is a landmark of speculative fiction, and “an outstanding and entertaining novel” (Library Journal). “A thoroughly English apocalypse, it rivals H. G. Wells in conveying how the everyday invaded by the alien would feel. No wonder Stephen King admires Wyndham so much.” —Ramsey Campbell “One of my all-time favorite novels. It’s absolutely convincing, full of little telling details, and that sweet, warm sensation of horror and mystery.” —Joe R. Lansdale

Christopher Lee

The Authorised Screen History

Author: Jonathan Rigby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905287956

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 276

View: 7916

Christopher Lee has achieved immortality with his portrayals of Count Dracula, the pure but suave face of evil. But Lee's film and television appearances outnumber those of any other British star, and stretch well beyond the confines of Hammer Horror. Now revised, updated, and enlarged for this deluxe, full-color collector's edition, this is the only book to chronicle Lee's entire career, including his starring role as James Bond's nemesis in The Man with the Golden Gun and his mold­breaking performance in Billy Wilder's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. This edition also contains full coverage of Lee's career-crowning performances in The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.

What Music They Make

A Comprehensive Guide to Horror Posters -

Author: James A. Gresham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692940518


Page: N.A

View: 1195

Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and The Wolf Man are probably the most recognizable monsters in cinema history. These monsters are the icons of Horror. In 2007 we wrote Children Of The Night to present the first comprehensive collection of posters for these titles and many other horror titles of the 1920s, 1030s, and 1940s. What Music They Make now completes the process, filling in over 1500 additional horror poster images from that time period. Most are completely new images on over 300 pages. While starting out as a supplement to Children Of The Night, it actually turned into a larger project then the original book. More great images and more pages then Children. This book contains posters and images not seen in decades. It contains a heavy emphasis on complete lobby card sets, as well as wonderful posters not pictured in Children. Whether you're an avid poster collector or simply someone who enjoys the classic horror films, you should find pleasure reading this book. We are pleased to finish the process initiated by Children and now completed with What Music They Make. Please enjoy viewing the wonderful images of What Music They Make.