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Wes Craven

With a career spanning four decades, Wes Craven (1939–2015) bridged independent exploitation cinema and Hollywood big-budget horror. A pioneer of the modern horror cinema, Craven directed such landmark ...

Reading in the Dark

Contributions by Rebecca A. Brown, Justine Gieni, Holly Harper, Emily L. Hiltz, A. Robin Hoffman, Kirsten Kowalewski, Peter C. Kunze, Jorie Lagerwey, Nick Levey, Jessica R. McCort, and Janani Subramanian ...

The Writing Dead

The Writing Dead features original interviews with the writers of today's most frightening and fascinating shows. They include some of television's biggest names--Carlton Cuse (Lost and Bates Motel), ...

Vampires and Zombies

The undead are very much alive in contemporary entertainment and lore. Indeed, vampires and zombies have garnered attention in print media, cinema, and on television. The vampire, with roots in medieval ...

Brian De Palma's Split-Screen

By Douglas Keesey
Categories: Film Studies

Over the last five decades, the films of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) have been among the biggest successes (The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible) and the most high-profile failures (The Bonfire ...

Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s

By David Roche
Categories: Film Studies

In Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s author David Roche takes up the assumption shared by many fans and scholars that original horror movies are more “disturbing,” and thus better than ...

Hearths of Darkness

By Tony Williams
Categories: Film Studies

Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film traces the origins of the 1970s family horror subgenre to certain aspects of American culture and classical Hollywood cinema. Far from being ...

American Horror Film

Edited by Steffen Hantke
Categories: Film Studies

Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self—or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the ...

George A. Romero

George A. Romero (b. 1940) has achieved a surprising longevity as director since his first film, Night of the Living Dead (1968). After relocating to Canada, he shows no signs of slowing up: his recent ...

Horror Film

Edited by Steffen Hantke
Categories: Film Studies

In large part due to its emphasis on gore, screaming teenage girls, and otherworldly elements, horror films have received little critical attention from mainstream movie magazines and film-studies journals. ...