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By Wheeler Winston Dixon

ISBN-10: 0813547954

ISBN-13: 9780813547954

ISBN-10: 0813547962

ISBN-13: 9780813547961

Ever when you consider that horror leapt from renowned fiction to the silver monitor within the overdue Nineties, audience have skilled worry and delight in beautiful mix. Wheeler Winston Dixon's A background of Horror is the one booklet to supply a finished survey of this ever-popular movie genre.

Arranged by way of many years, with outliers and franchise movies overlapping a few years, this one-stop sourcebook reveals the ancient origins of characters equivalent to Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman and their quite a few incarnations in movie from the silent period to comedic sequels. A heritage of Horror explores how the horror movie matches into the Hollywood studio method and the way its huge, immense luck in American and ecu tradition increased globally over time.

Dixon examines key classes within the horror film-in which the elemental precepts of the style have been demonstrated, then banished into with ease trustworthy and malleable types, after which, after collapsing into parody, rose time and again to create new degrees of depth and risk. A historical past of Horror, supported via infrequent stills from vintage movies, brings over fifty undying horror motion pictures into frightfully transparent concentration, zooms in on state-of-the-art best horror websites, and champions the celebs, administrators, and subgenres that make the horror movie so fascinating and well liked by modern audiences.

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