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Masks in Horror Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-15 - Publisher: University of Wales Press

Why has the mask been such an enduring generic motif in horror cinema? This book explores its transformative potential historically across myriad cultures, particularly in relation to its ritual and mythmaking capacities, and its intersection with power, ideology and identity. All of these factors have a direct impact on mask-centric
Masks in Horror Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-15 - Publisher: University of Wales Press

Why has the mask been such an enduring generic motif in horror cinema? This book explores its transformative potential historically across myriad cultures, particularly in relation to its ritual and mythmaking capacities, and its intersection with power, ideology and identity. All of these factors have a direct impact on mask-centric
Shadow Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: James Fenwick, Kieran Foster, David Eldridge
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-12 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Filmmakers and cinema industries across the globe invest more time, money and creative energy in projects and ideas that never get produced than in the movies that actually make it to the screens. Thousands of projects are abandoned in pre-production, halted, cut short, or even made and never distributed –
The Giallo Canvas
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-22 - Publisher: McFarland

Beloved among cult horror devotees for its signature excesses of sex and violence, Italian giallo cinema is marked by switchblades, mysterious killers, whisky bottles and poetically overinflated titles. A growing field of English-language giallo studies has focused on aspects of production, distribution and reception. This volume explores an overlooked yet
Women Make Horror
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Alison Peirse
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-17 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

“But women were never out there making horror films, that’s why they are not written about – you can’t include what doesn’t exist.” “There are really, very few women horror filmmakers working today, that’s why so few are coming up.” “Women are just not that interested in making horror films.”