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The Naked And The Undead

Evil And The Appeal Of Horror, 1st Edition

By Cynthia Freeland


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Horror is often dismissed as mass art of lowbrow entertainment that produced only shirt-term thrills. Horror films can be bloody, gory and disturbing, so some people argue that they have bad moral effects, inciting viewers to imitate cinematic violence or desensitizing them to atrocities. In The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Ho

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Mad Scientists and Monstrous Mothers -- Dr. Frankenstein's Progeny -- Women and Bugs -- Monstrous Flesh -- From Vampires to Slashers -- Seductive Vampires -- The Slasher's Blood Lust -- Feminist Slashers? -- Sublime Spectacles of Disaster -- Uncanny Horror -- Graphic Horror -- EPILOGUE: The Appeal of Horror -- Filmography

About the Author

Cynthia Freeland is professor of philosophy at the University of Houston. She is author of But Is It Art?, co-editor of Philosophy and Film, and editor of Feminist Interpretations of Aristotle

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General