Post-horror: Art, Genre And Cultural Elevation

February 16, 2021|
Post-horror: Art, Genre And Cultural Elevation by David Church
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Horror''s longstanding reputation as a popular but culturally denigrated genre has been challenged by a new wave of films mixing arthouse minimalism with established genre conventions. Variously dubbed ''elevated horror'' and ''post-horror,'' films such as The Babadook, It Follows, The Witch, It Comes at Night, Get Out, The Invitation, Hereditary, Midsommar, A Ghost Story, and mother! represent an emerging nexus of taste, politics, and style that has often earned outsized acclaim from critics and populist rejection by wider audiences. Post-Horror is the first full-length study of one of the most important and divisive movements in twenty-first-century horror cinema.

David Church is a film and media scholar specializing in genre studies, taste cultures, and histories of film circulation. He is the author of Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video, and Exploitation Film Fandom (EUP, 2015), Disposable Passions: Vintage Pornography and the Material Legacies of Adult Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2016), and Mor...
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Title:Post-horror: Art, Genre And Cultural Elevation
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:280 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:280 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 in
Published:February 16, 2021
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781474475884

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