Twenty First Century Horror Films by Douglas KeeseyTwenty First Century Horror Films by Douglas Keesey

Twenty First Century Horror Films

byDouglas Keesey

Paperback | October 1, 2017

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This lively and illuminating book explores over 100 contemporary horror films, providing insightful and provocative readings of what they mean while including numerous quotes from their creators. Some of these films, including The Babadook, The Green Inferno, It Follows, The Neon Demon, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and The Witch, are so recent that this will be one of the first times they are discussed in book form. The book is divided into three main sections: "nightmares," "nations," and "innovations." "Nightmares" looks at new manifestations of traditional fears, including creepy dolls, haunted houses and demonic possession as well as vampires, werewolves, witches and zombies; and also considers more contemporary anxieties such as dread of home invasion and homophobia. "Nations" explores fright films from around the world, including Australia, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Spain and Sweden as well as the UK and the U.S. "Innovations" focuses on the latest trends in terror from 3D to found-footage films, from Twilight teen romance to torture porn, and from body horror and eco-horror to techno-horror. Parodies, remakes and American adaptations of Asian horror are also discussed.
Douglas Keesey is the author of Neo-Noir, Erotic Cinema, and Brian De Palma's Split Screen. He is a professor of film and literature at California Polytechnic State University.
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Title:Twenty First Century Horror FilmsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:October 1, 2017Publisher:Oldcastle BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843449056

ISBN - 13:9781843449058

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“[H]ighly recommended . . . Keesey does an excellent job in his analysis." —Horror Talk