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Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000sWhy Don’t They Do It Like They Used To?$
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David Roche

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039621

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039621.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s
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David Roche

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039621.003.0001

Opening with a discussion prompted by Steffen Hantke’s stimulating introduction to American Horror Film (2010), the introduction takes up Laurent Jullier’s argument (2002) that judging a film entails establishing one’s set of criteria before assessing the quality of a film. This is followed by a brief overview of the phenomenon of horror movie remakes in the 2000s, notably the production and marketing strategies involved, then by a discussion of the typology of remakes and an analysis of the pragmatic relationship between the original and the remake, which owe a lot to the work of Thomas Leitch and Constantine Verevis.

Keywords:   Remake, Adaptation, Film criticisim, Criteria, Production

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