Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film

Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film

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While existing work on modern horror tends to focus on a small range of exceptional examples of the genre, and generally finds value in the films through the application of sociopolitical, psychoanalytic, or other theoretical frameworks, the broader trend of the for-profit Hollywood studio produced and/or distributed texts and the elements of their construction have been largely ignored. Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film aims to fill this existing gap in scholarship on horror. This book collects essays from a range of academics to consider the place of some of these films within the history of the slasher, how their construction provides a more complex experience than initially conceived, what this can tell us about the genre, and how a study of form can support and aid theoretical analyses.also varies from the slashers to which it first refers, since Halloween, The Exorcist and Friday the 13th each unfold in suburban locations. ... Thereafter, the film continues with its metatextual references about watching scary movies; for instance, the caller tells Casey that a#39;you should ... Casey answers a question wrongly and the caller instructs her to turn on the patio lights, revealing her nowslain boyfriendanbsp;...

Title:Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film
Author:Wickham Clayton
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-10-13


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