Monstrous Adaptations: Generic and Thematic Mutations in Horror Film (Hardback)
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Monstrous Adaptations: Generic and Thematic Mutations in Horror Film (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 01/08/2007
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The fifteen groundbreaking essays contained in this book address the concept of adaptation in relation to horror cinema. Adaptation is not only a key cultural practice and strategy for filmmakers, but it is also a theme of major importance within horror cinema as a hole. The history of the genre is full of adaptations that have drawn from fiction or folklore, or that have assumed the shape of remakes of pre-existing films. The horror genre itself also abounds with its own myriad transformations and transmutations. The essays within this volume engage with an impressive range of horror texts, from the earliest silent horror films by Thomas Edison and Jean Epstein through to important contemporary phenomena, such as the western appropriation of Japanese horror motifs. Classic works by Alfred Hitchcock, David Cronenberg and Abel Ferrara receive cutting-edge re-examination, as do unjustly neglected works by Mario Bava, Guillermo del Toro and Stan Brakhage.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719076039
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 27 mm

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