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1st Edition

A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series

ISBN 9781138965423
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
392 Pages

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Book Description

In this book the author takes a fresh look at horror film series as series and presents an understanding of how the genre thrived in this format for a large portion of its history. It sheds light on older films such as the Universal and the Hammer series films on Dracula, Frankenstein and the Mummy as well as putting more recent series into perspective, such as The Nightmare on Elm Street films. A well rounded review of these films and investigation into their success as a format, this useful volume, originally published in 1991, offers an attempt to understand the marriage of horror and the series film, with its pluses as well as minuses.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Introduction  1. The Tod Browning-Lon Chaney Films  2. The Warner Oland Fu Manchu Films  3. The Universal Dracula Films  4. The Universal Frankenstein Films  5. The Universal Mummy Films  6. The Lionel Atwill Films  7. The Invisible Man Films  8. The Karloff-Lugosi Films  9. The Tod Slaughter Barnstorming Films  10. The Columbia-Karloff "Mad Doctor" Films  11. The Bob Hope Comic-Horror Films  12. The Bela Lugosi Monogram Films  13. The Val Lewton Films  14. The George Zucco PRC Films  15. The "Inner Sanctum" Films  16. The Wally Brown-Alan Carney Films  17. The Hammer Frankenstein Films  18. The Hammer Dracula Films  19. The Hammer Mummy Films  20. The Roger Corman-Poe Films  21. The "Psycho" Series  22. The George A. Romero "Dead" Films  23. The Dr. Phibes Films  24. The Exorcist Films  25. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Films  26. The Omen Films  27. The Halloween Films  28. The Friday the 13th Films  29. The Nightmare on Elm Street Films  30. The Stuart Gordon-Lovecraft Films.  Index

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