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American Horror FilmThe Genre at the Turn of the Millennium$
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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

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“The Pound of Flesh which I Demand”

“The Pound of Flesh which I Demand”

American Horror Cinema, Gore, and the Box Office, 1998–2007

Chapter:
(p.35) “The Pound of Flesh which I Demand”
Source:
American Horror Film
Author(s):

Blair Davis

Kial Natale

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0004

This chapter challenges the validity of the widely held belief that American horror films, since the 1970s and 1980s, have grown consistently more violent and visually explicit. Using tools of quantitative statistical analysis, it surveys a vast number of American horror films with a critical eye on violence. Apart from mapping out larger trends, the chapter also suggests how the aesthetics of American horror film has shaped itself around crucial representational issues.

Keywords:   American horror film, violence, aesthetics

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