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Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s
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Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don’t They Do It Like They Used To?

David Roche


Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s or Why Don’t They Do it Like They Used to? takes up the nostalgic assumption shared by many fans and scholars that the original movies are more “disturbing,” and thus better, than the remakes in order to assess their qualities according to criteria including subtext, originality and cohesion. Aspects of the American horror movie that have been both widely addressed (class, the patriarchal family, gender, the opposition between terror and horror) and somewhat neglected (race, the Gothic, style, verisimilitude) are investigated with a methodology ... More

Keywords: Horror movies, Remakes, American cinema, Politics, Film aesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781617039621
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039621.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Roche, author