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The naked and the undead : evil and the appeal of horror

Author: Cynthia A Freeland
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.
Series: Thinking through cinema.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Horror is often dismissed as mass art or lowbrow entertainment that produces only short-term thrills. Horror films can be bloody, gory, and disturbing, prompting people to argue that they have bad moral effects, inciting viewers to imitate cinematic violence or desensitizing them to atrocities. In The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Horror, Cynthia A. Freeland seeks to counter both aesthetic disdain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Freeland
ISBN: 0813367026 9780813367026
OCLC Number: 243506733
Description: xv, 320 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Evil in Horror Films --
A Feminist Framework --
pt. 1. Mad Scientists and Monstrous Mothers. 1. Dr. Frankenstein's Progeny. 2. Women and Bugs. 3. Monstrous Flesh --
pt. 2. From Vampires to Slashers. 4. Seductive Vampires. 5. The Slasher's Blood Lust. 6. Feminist Slashers? --
pt. 3. Sublime Spectacles of Disaster. 7. Uncanny Horror. 8. Graphic Horror --
Epilogue: The Appeal of Horror.
Series Title: Thinking through cinema.
Responsibility: Cynthia A. Freeland.

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In this text, Cynthia Freeland examines philosophical aspects of horror films from a feminist perspective. She focuses on a select body of films, demonstrating how the genre is capable of deep  Read more...

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