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Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema free pdf The 1940s is a lost decade in horror cinema, undervalued and written out of most horror scholarship. This collection revises, reframes, and deconstructs persistent critical binaries that have been put in place by scholarly discourse to label 1940s horror as somehow inferior to a "classical" period or "canonical" mode of horror in the 1930s, especially as represented by the monster films of Universal Studios. The book's four sections re-evaluate the historical, political, economic, and cultural factors informing 1940s horror cinema to introduce new theoretical frameworks and to open up space for scholarly discussion of 1940s horror genre hybridity, periodization, and aesthetics. Chapters focused on Gothic and Grand Guignol traditions operating in forties horror cinema, 1940s proto-slasher films, the independent horrors of the Poverty Row studios, and critical reevaluations of neglected hybrid films such as The Vampire's Ghost (1945) and "slippery" auteurs such as Robert Siodmak and Sam Neufield, work to recover a decade of horror that has been framed as having fallen victim to repetition, exhaustion, and decline.

About Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare

Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare teaches genre cinema and monster ethics in the Humanities Department of John Abbott College. Charlie Ellbe earned an M.A. in film studies at Concordia University, with a focus on art direction in 1930s Universal horror. Kristopher Woofter teaches horror cinema and the Gothic in the English Department of Dawson College.

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Author : Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare
Publisher : Lexington Books
Data Published : 05 December 2014
ISBN : 1498503799
EAN : 9781498503792
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 378 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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