In Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier, Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper have assembled a collection of essays that explore the many tropes and themes through which undead Westerns make the genreas inner plagues and demons visible, and lay siege to a frontier tied to myths of strength, ingenuity, freedom, and independence. The volume is divided into three sections: aReanimating Classic Western Tropesa examines traditional Western characters, symbolism, and plot devices and how they are given new life in undead Westerns; aThe Moral Order Under Siegea explores the ways in which the undead confront classic values and morality tales embodied in Western films; and aAnd Hell Followed with Hima looks at justice, retribution, and retaliation at the hands of undead angels and avenger. The subjects explored here run the gamut from such B films as Curse of the Undead and Billy the Kid vs. Dracula to A-list features like From Dusk atil Dawn and Jonah Hex, as well as animated films (Rango) and television programs (The Walking Dead and Supernatural). Other films discussed include Sam Raimias Bubba Ho-Tep, John Carpenteras Vampires, George Romeroas Land of the Dead, and Sergio Leoneas Once Upon a Time in the West. Featuring several illustrations and a filmography, Undead in the West will appeal to film scholars, especially those interested in hybrid genres, as well as fans of the Western and the supernatural in cinema.Betrock, I Was a Teenage Juvenile Delinquent Rock a#39;na#39; Roll Horror Beach Party Movie Book, 18. See also Robert G. Weiner, ... Embassy Pictures, aExhibitorsa#39; Shockmanship Manuala (Arcade Press, 1965), 4. 13. aShockmanship Manual, a 3. 14.
|Title||:||Undead in the West|
|Author||:||Cynthia J. Miller, A. Bowdoin Van Riper|
|Publisher||:||Scarecrow Press - 2012-08-17|