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Author Phillips, Kendall R.
Title Dark directions [electronic resource] : Romero, Craven, Carpenter, and the modern horror film / Kendall R. Phillips.
Publication Info. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2012.
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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes filmography.
Contents Introduction: auteur, genre, and the rhetorics of horror -- Unconstrained bodies in the films of George Romero. The body as contrast: Romero's Living dead -- The body as site of struggle: The crazies, Monkey shines, The dark half, Bruiser -- Romero's mythic bodies: Martin and Knightriders -- Gothic dimensions in the films of Wes Craven. Craven's gothic form: nightmares, screams, and monsters -- Gothic technologies: Serpent and the rainbow, Deadly friend, Swamp thing, Red eye, Shocker -- Gothic families: The people under the stairs, The hills have eyes, Last house on the left -- Desolate frontiers in the films of John Carpenter. Sites under siege: Dark star, Assault on Precinct 13, The thing, Village of the damned -- Forbidden thresholds: The fog, Ghosts of Mars, Halloween, Prince of darkness, In the mouth of madness -- Drifters in desolation: Big trouble in Little China, Vampires, They live, Escape from New York, Escape from L.A. -- Conclusion.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Horror films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Romero, George A. -- Criticism and interpretation.
Craven, Wes -- Criticism and interpretation.
Carpenter, John, 1948- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: Phillips, Kendall R. Dark directions. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2012 9780809330959 (DLC) 2011024180
ISBN 9780809330973 (electronic bk.)
0809330970 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613723062
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