Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
American Horror FilmThe Genre at the Turn of the Millennium$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Steffen Hantke

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734539

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 15 November 2018

Introduction

Introduction

They Don’t Make ’Em Like They Used To

On the Rhetoric of Crisis and the Current State of American Horror Cinema

Chapter:
(p.vii) Introduction
Source:
American Horror Film
Author(s):

Steffen Hantke

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0001

This introductory chapter, which begins by presenting a pessimist’s view of American horror films, suggests that over the last decade, starting from around the mid-1990s, the genre has fallen into a slump. It then reviews academic studies of American horror films between 2002 and 2006; considers the problems that writers of film histories face when dealing with a genre that remains a vital element in the cultural landscape; and discusses the responses of fans and general audiences to the mainstreaming of American horror films. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   American horror film, horror genre, film studies, horror film fans

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.