English Gothic

Author: Jonathan Rigby
Publisher: Signum
ISBN: 0957648162
Release Date: 2015-05-29
Genre: Performing Arts

English Gothic was the first book to trace horror cinema from the 1890s right through to the end of the 20th century. Now it comes complete with an assessment of the remarkable renaissance enjoyed by British horror in the 21st century. This deluxe new hardback edition features a comprehensive section on television horror, a foreword by genre star Barbara Shelley and a wealth of new illustrations.

English Gothic

Author: Jonathan Rigby
Publisher:
ISBN: 1905287364
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Performing Arts

“This useful overview of British horror films condenses 100 years of celluloid fright into 100 key works and 180 photos…This book will likely prove popular with a wide readership…British film historian Rigby’s fine prose is lively and assured. His evaluative comments are worthwhile, and his recounting of historical developments is both accessible and informative. Fans will appreciate his attention to detail, while casual readers will benefit from his skilled survey.” — Library Journal

American Gothic

Author: Jonathan Rigby
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124053005
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Performing Arts

Documents the American horror film industry from its beginnings to the mid-1950s, including European influences in creating horror films during its early years to the fusion of science fiction and horror during the 1950s.

Studies in Terror

Author: Jonathan Rigby
Publisher: Signum
ISBN: 0956653448
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Performing Arts

A wide-ranging survey of horror cinema from silent films to 21st century classics.

Horror Film and Affect

Author: Xavier Aldana Reyes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317748793
Release Date: 2016-02-12
Genre: Social Science

This book brings together various theoretical approaches to Horror that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of fictional moving images of mutilation and the ways in which human bodies are affected by those on the screen on three levels: representationally, emotionally and somatically. Aldana Reyes reads Horror viewership as eminently carnal, and seeks to articulate the need for an alternative model that understands the experience of feeling under corporeal threat as the genre’s main descriptor. Using recent, post-millennial examples throughout, the book also offers case studies of key films such as Hostel, [REC], Martyrs or Ginger Snaps, and considers contemporary Horror strands such as found footage or 3D Horror.

The Cambridge Companion to Dracula

Author: Roger Luckhurst
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108548700
Release Date: 2017-11-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

Bram Stoker's Dracula is the most famous vampire in literature and film. This new collection of sixteen essays brings together a range of internationally renowned scholars to provide a series of pathways through this celebrated Gothic novel and its innumerable adaptations and translations. The volume illuminates the novel's various pre-histories, critical contexts and subsequent cultural transformations. Chapters explore literary history, Gothic revival scholarship, folklore, anthropology, psychology, sexology, philosophy, occultism, cultural history, critical race theory, theatre and film history, and the place of the vampire in Europe and beyond. These studies provide an accessible guide of cutting-edge scholarship to one of the most celebrated modern Gothic horror stories. This Companion will serve as a key resource for scholars, teachers and students interested in the enduring force of Dracula and the seemingly inexhaustible range of the contexts it requires and readings it might generate.

The British Horror Film

Author: Ian Fryer
Publisher: Fonthill Media
ISBN:
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Performing Arts

2017 is the 60th anniversary of the release of Hammer’s first Gothic horror film and the birth of the British horror genre: The Curse of FrankensteinA complete guide to a perennially and hugely popular British movie genreAn ideal read for anyone from the interested newcomer to the experienced film buffFeatures popular British stars such as Boris Karloff, Sir Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Simon Pegg When Hammer broke box office records in 1957 with The Curse of Frankenstein, the company not only resurrected the Gothic horror film, but created a particularly British-flavoured form of horror that swept the world. The British Horror Film from the Silent to the Multiplex is your guide to the films, actors and filmmakers who have thrilled and terrified generations of movie fans. In one book, you will find the literary and cinematic roots of the genre to the British films made by film legends such as Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff to Hammer’s triumphs starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and the post-Hammer horrors such as Peter Walker’s Frightmare and huge British-made successes, including Alien and the zombie craze of the 21st century. The history, films, stars, directors and studios, all in one fascinating, fun and fact-filled volume. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned gorehound, you will find everything you ever wanted to know about the British horror movie, but were too bone-chillingly afraid to ask.

Euro Gothic Classics of Continental Horror Cinema

Author: Jonathan Rigby
Publisher: Signum
ISBN: 0957648154
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Performing Arts

A DETAILED STUDY OF THE CLASSICS OF CONTINENTAL HORROR CINEMA! From the Expressionist reveries of the Weimar Republic to the transgressive nightmares smuggled past the Franco regime, via surrealist Gallic fever-dreams and psychedelic shockers from Cinecitt�, Jonathan Rigby brings his incisive scrutiny to bear on more than 100 key films, starting in the aftermath of World War I and winding up with the video revolution of the early 1980s.

The Turn of the Screw Annotated Includes Essay and Biography

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Golgotha Press
ISBN: 9781610426947
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Fiction

The Turn of the Screw is a departure in a sense for Henry James it is a ghost story rather than a story of Americans and Europeans involved in romantic struggles. The Turn of the Screw begins in an old house on Christmas Eve where an old man tells a ghostly tale involving his sister's governess who saw ghosts many years ago. The governess had been left in the complete charge of two children, Miles and Flora, by their uncle. He wants nothing to do with them and tells her she must deal with any issue that arises.

Hollywood Horror

Author: Mark A. Vieira
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 0810945355
Release Date: 2003-11-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Celebrating one of the most popular cinematic genres, "Hollywood Horror" is an entertaining pictorial history of the classic American horror film from the silent era to the early 1970s, populated with vampires, monsters, mummies, zombies, and psychopaths.

War Gothic in Literature and Culture

Author: Steffen Hantke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317383239
Release Date: 2015-12-07
Genre: Literary Criticism

In the context of the current explosion of interest in Gothic literature and popular culture, this interdisciplinary collection of essays explores for the first time the rich and long-standing relationship between war and the Gothic. Critics have described the global Seven Year’s War as the "crucible" from which the Gothic genre emerged in the eighteenth century. Since then, the Gothic has been a privileged mode for representing violence and extreme emotions and situations. Covering the period from the American Civil War to the War on Terror, this collection examines how the Gothic has provided writers an indispensable toolbox for narrating, critiquing, and representing real and fictional wars. The book also sheds light on the overlap and complicity between Gothic aesthetics and certain aspects of military experience, including the bodily violation and mental dissolution of combat, the dehumanization of "others," psychic numbing, masculinity in crisis, and the subjective experience of trauma and memory. Engaging with popular forms such as young adult literature, gaming, and comic books, as well as literature, film, and visual art, War Gothic provides an important and timely overview of war-themed Gothic art and narrative by respected experts in the field of Gothic Studies. This book makes important contributions to the fields of Gothic Literature, War Literature, Popular Culture, American Studies, and Film, Television & Media.

Anno Dracula Johnny Alucard

Author: Kim Newman
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 9780857685360
Release Date: 2013-09-17
Genre: Fiction

THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED BRAND-NEW ADDITION TO THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ANNO DRACULA SERIES! Award-winning author Kim Newman takes the series stateside to Andy Warhol's New York and Orson Welles' Hollywood. It's 1976 and vampire reporter Kate Reed is on the set of Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula. She helps a young vampire boy, Ion Popescu, who then leaves Transylvania for America. In the States, Popescu becomes Johnny Pop and attaches himself to Andy Warhol, inventing a new drug which confers vampire powers on its users...

Christopher Lee

Author: Jonathan Rigby
Publisher:
ISBN: 190528795X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Motion picture actors and actresses

Christopher Lee has achieved immortality with his portrayals of Count Dracula, the pure but suave face of evil. But Lee's film and television appearances outnumber those of any other British star, and stretch well beyond the confines of Hammer Horror. Now revised, updated, and enlarged for this deluxe, full-color collector's edition, this is the only book to chronicle Lee's entire career, including his starring role as James Bond's nemesis in The Man with the Golden Gun and his mold­breaking performance in Billy Wilder's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. This edition also contains full coverage of Lee's career-crowning performances in The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.

Book of the Dead

Author: Jamie Russell
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 178116925X
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Performing Arts

Shares the history of zombies in cinema, offers historical context to an exhaustive zombie filmography, and discusses how the images of zombies have changed throughout their history.

American Gothic

Author: Jonathan Rigby
Publisher: Signum
ISBN: 0995519137
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre: Horror films

In the long-awaited American Gothic Jonathan Rigby tells the story of the Hollywood horror lm from its 19th century beginnings through to the arrival of Vincent Price as a horror star in films like House of Wax and The Fly. This 60-year period encompasses the shadowy nightmares of the silent era, the breakthrough hits produced by Universal, Warner Bros and M-G-M in the early days of talkies, the thoughtful RKO chillers of the 1940s, and the post-war boom in lurid science- fiction shockers. Out of print for more than ten years, American Gothic has been extensively revised and expanded, and is now available in hardback for the first time.