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A history of horror [electronic resource] / Wheeler Winston Dixon.

By: Dixon, Wheeler W, 1950-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xi, 248 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780813550398 (electronic bk.); 0813550394 (electronic bk.); 9780813547954 (hardcover); 0813547954 (hardcover); 9780813547961 (paper); 0813547962 (paper).Subject(s): Horror films -- History and criticism | Classic films -- History | Classic films | Horrorfilm | Fine Arts | ART / Film & Video | PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / ReferenceGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A History of HorrorDDC classification: 791.43/616409 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Top Horror Web Sites; 50 Classic Horror Films; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. Wheeler Winston Dixon's A History of Horror is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Arranged by decades, with outliers and franchise films overlapping some years, this one-stop sourcebook unearths the historical origins of characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman and their various incarnations in film from the silent era to comedic sequels. A History of Horror explores how the horror f.
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Includes webography, bibliographical references, and filmography (p. 211-222) and index.

Acknowledgments; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Top Horror Web Sites; 50 Classic Horror Films; Bibliography; Index.

Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. Wheeler Winston Dixon's A History of Horror is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Arranged by decades, with outliers and franchise films overlapping some years, this one-stop sourcebook unearths the historical origins of characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman and their various incarnations in film from the silent era to comedic sequels. A History of Horror explores how the horror f.

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