• Gothic Cinema book cover

    Gothic Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Xavier Aldana Reyes

    Arguing for the need to understand Gothic cinema as an aesthetic mode, this book explores its long history, from its transitional origins in phantasmagoria shows and the first ‘trick’ films to its postmodern fragmentation in the Gothic pastiches of Tim Burton. But what is Gothic cinema and when…

    Paperback – 2020-01-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Film Guidebooks

  • The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ernest Mathijs, Jamie Sexton

    The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema offers an overview of the field of cult cinema – films at the margin of popular culture and art that have received exceptional cultural visibility and status mostly because they break rules, offend, and challenge understandings of achievement (some are so bad…

    Hardback – 2019-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Halloween: Youth Cinema and the Horrors of Growing Up book cover

    Halloween

    Youth Cinema and the Horrors of Growing Up, 1st Edition

    By Mark Bernard

    This book argues that Halloween need not be the first nor the most influential youth slasher film for it to hold a special place in the history of youth cinema. John Carpenter’s 1978 horror hit was once considered the be-all, end-all of teen slasher cinema and was regarded as the first, the best,…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Re-reading the Monstrous-Feminine: Art, Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis book cover

    Re-reading the Monstrous-Feminine

    Art, Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Chare, Jeanette Hoorn, Audrey Yue

    This book provides a critical reappraisal of Barbara Creed’s ground-breaking work of feminist psychoanalytic film scholarship, The Monstrous-Feminine, which was first published in 1993. The Monstrous-Feminine married psychoanalytic thinking with film analysis in radically new ways to provide…

    Hardback – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror and the Politics of Fear book cover

    Make America Hate Again

    Trump-Era Horror and the Politics of Fear, 1st Edition

    Edited by Victoria McCollum

    Horror films have traditionally sunk their teeth into straitened times, reflecting, expressing and validating the spirit of the epoch, and capitalising on the political and cultural climate in which they are made. This book shows how the horror genre has adapted itself to the transformation of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Inhuman Materiality in Gothic Media book cover

    Inhuman Materiality in Gothic Media

    1st Edition

    By Aspasia Stephanou

    This book examines the manifestations of materiality across different gothic media to show the inhuman at the heart of literature, film and contemporary media, outlining a philosophy of horror that deals with the horror of the nonhuman, the machine and the nonorganic. The author explores how…

    Hardback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The World of The Walking Dead book cover

    The World of The Walking Dead

    1st Edition

    By Matthew Freeman

    An accessible introduction to the world of The Walking Dead, this book looks across platforms and analytical frameworks to characterize the fictional world of The Walking Dead and how its audiences make use of it. From comics and television to social media, apps, and mobile games, utilizing…

    Hardback – 2019-02-25
    Routledge
    Imaginary Worlds

  • Found Footage Horror Films: A Cognitive Approach book cover

    Found Footage Horror Films

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    By Peter Turner

    This book adopts a cognitive theoretical framework in order to address the mental processes that are elicited and triggered by found footage horror films. Through analysis of key films, the book explores the effects that the diegetic camera technique used in such films can have on the cognition of…

    Hardback – 2019-02-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Psychology of Vampires book cover

    The Psychology of Vampires

    1st Edition

    By David Cohen

    Why have vampires become such a feature of modern culture? Can vampire-like conditions be explained by medical research? Is there a connection between vampirism and Freud? The Psychology of Vampires presents a captivating look at the origins of vampires in myth and history, and the psychological…

    Paperback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • Horror Film and Affect: Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership book cover

    Horror Film and Affect

    Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership, 1st Edition

    By Xavier Aldana Reyes

    This book brings together various theoretical approaches to Horror that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of fictional moving images of mutilation and the ways in…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27
    Routledge

  • Transnational Horror Across Visual Media: Fragmented Bodies book cover

    Transnational Horror Across Visual Media

    Fragmented Bodies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dana Och, Kirsten Strayer

    This volume investigates the horror genre across national boundaries (including locations such as Africa, Turkey, and post-Soviet Russia) and different media forms, illustrating the ways that horror can be theorized through the circulation, reception, and production of transnational media texts.…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Spaces of the Cinematic Home: Behind the Screen Door book cover

    Spaces of the Cinematic Home

    Behind the Screen Door, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eleanor Andrews, Stella Hockenhull, Fran Pheasant-Kelly

    This book examines the ways in which the house appears in films and the modes by which it moves beyond being merely a backdrop for action. Specifically, it explores the ways that domestic spaces carry inherent connotations that filmmakers exploit to enhance meanings and pleasures within film.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge

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