The Dread of Difference

The Dread of Difference

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qThe Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate. Now this new edition expands the already comprehensive coverage of gender in the horror film with new essays on recent developments such as the Hostel series and torture porn. Informative and enlightening, this updated classic is an essential reference for fans and students of horror€”Stephen Prince, editor of The Horror Film and author of Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality qAn impressive array of distinguished scholars . . . gazes deeply into the darkness and then forms a Dionysian chorus reaffirming that sexuality and the monstrous are indeed mated in many horror€”Choice qAn extremely useful introduction to recent thinking about gender issues within this€”Film TheoryThis is not to say that science fiction, horror, combat, and prison movies comprise a full accounting of the generic roots of the Aliens trilogy. ... Reader IV (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012), delineate the conventions of classical Hollywood cinemaa#39;s genres of choice. ... only in 1992 did a horror filma€”Jonathan Demmea#39;s The Silence of the Lambs (1991)a€”receive an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Title:The Dread of Difference
Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2015-04-01

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