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American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Steffen Hantke

Abstract

Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self—or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the contributors to this collection provide a comprehensive look at a decade of cinematic production, covering a wide variety of material from the last ten years with a clear critical eye. Individual essays profile the work of up-and-coming director Alexandre Aja and reassess William Malone’s much-maligned Feardotcom in the light of the torture debate at the end of President George W. Bush’s administr ... More

Keywords: American horror film, cinematic production, Alexandre Aja, William Malone, Feardotcom, torture debate, George W. Bush, globalization, U.S. film industry, cinematic violence

Bibliographic Information

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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Steffen Hantke, editor

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