Italian Gothic Horror Films 1970 1979

Author: Roberto Curti
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476664699
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Performing Arts

Italian Gothic horror films of the 1970s were influenced by the violent giallo movies and adults-only comics of the era, resulting in a graphic approach to the genre. Stories often featured over-the-top violence and nudity and pushed the limits of what could be shown on the screen. The decade marked the return of specialist directors like Mario Bava, Riccardo Freda and Antonio Margheriti, and the emergence of new talents such as Pupi Avati (The House with the Laughing Windows) and Francesco Barilli (The Perfume of the Lady in Black). The author examines the Italian Gothic horror of the period, providing previously unpublished details and production data taken from official papers, original scripts and interviews with filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors. Entries include complete cast and crew lists, plot summaries, production history and analysis. An appendix covers Italian made-for-TV films and mini-series.

Popular Italian Cinema

Author: Flavia Brizio-Skov
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857720979
Release Date: 2011-10-30
Genre: History

With its monsters, vampires and cowboys, Italian popular culture in the postwar period has generally been dismissed as a form of evasion or escapism. Here, four international scholars re-examine and reinterpret the era to show that popular Italian cinema was not only in tune with contemporary political and social trends, it also presaged the turmoil and rebellion of the 1960s and 1970s._x000D_ _x000D_ Through a perceptive analysis of the cultural and political atmosphere of the times, we come to see how the changes wrought by modernization, urbanization, the rise of consumerism and the sexual revolution were reflected in popular cinema. The ‘sword and sandal’ film, based on Greco-Roman mythology and starring body-builders, was linked to the increasing conservatism and growing politicization of Italian film and society. Anxieties unleashed by the sexual revolution found expression in horror films and in the spaghetti western, particularly in violence against women, as a result of growing male anxiety towards female emancipation and a crisis in the prevailing patriarchal order. Comedy Italian-style re-worked the impact of the economic boom and a consumerist lifestyle, as a new middle-class recognized itself at the cinema._x000D_ _x000D_ Together, this array of cinematic visions conveyed a plurality of messages that ranged from the more conservative and pro-establishment to the more rebellious and pro-revolutionary, at the same time that they responded to the emotional needs of an emerging mass audience and offered ways of binding together an increasingly distressed social order. With striking insights into the links between popular culture and politics, Popular Italian Cinema will be indispensable for specialists in film and media studies, Italian and cultural studies, as well as social history.

Spanish Horror Film

Author: Antonio Lazaro-Reboll
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748670628
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Performing Arts

An original new study of Spanish horror film.

Perverse Titillation

Author: Danny Shipka
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786486090
Release Date: 2011-07-25
Genre: Performing Arts

The exploitation film industry of Italy, Spain and France during the height of its popularity from 1960 to 1980 is the focus of this entertaining history. With subject matter running the gamut from Italian zombies to Spanish werewolves to French lesbian vampires, the shocking and profoundly entertaining motion pictures of the “Eurocult” genre are discussed from the standpoint of the films and the filmmakers, including such internationally celebrated auteurs as Mario Bava, Jess Franco, Jean Rollin and Paul Naschy. The Eurocult phenomenon is also examined in relation to the influences that European culture and environment have had on the world of exploitation cinema. The author’s insight and expertise contribute to a greater understanding of what made these films special—and why they have remained so popular to later generations.


Author: N. W. Gogol
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783954552030
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Foreign Language Study

"Diese Erzählung des russischen Schriftstellers Nikolai Wassiljewitsch Gogol erschien im Jahr 1835 als Teil des Sammelbandes «Mirgorod» und gilt als Klassiker der russischsprachigen phantastischen Literatur. „Der Wij ist eine kolossale Schöpfung der Volksphantasie. So nennen die Kleinrussen den König der Gnomen, dessen Augenlider bis an die Erde reichen. Diese ganze Erzählung ist eine Volksüberlieferung. Ich wollte an ihr nichts ändern und gebe sie hier fast ebenso schlicht wieder, wie ich sie gehört habe“ – so beschreibt Gogol die Hauptfigur dieser Novelle.


Author: Christopher Frayling
ISBN: 3981889010
Release Date: 2018-03

The Vampire Book

Author: J Gordon Melton
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578593507
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Der raffinierte Mr Scratch

Author: Michael Poore
ISBN: 9783838744988
Release Date: 2014-01-17
Genre: Fiction

John Scratch ist der berühmteste Fernsehmoderator der Welt. Vor laufenden Kameras klingelt er an einem Haus, in dem ein glücklich verheiratetes Paar lebt. Als die beiden ihm öffnen, sagt er: "Sie bekommen 5.000.000 Dollar, wenn Sie sich jetzt trennen und nie mehr wiedersehen." Der Mann lehnt ab. Die Frau nicht. Niemand bekommt Geld, doch die Ehe ist zerstört. Manche behaupten, nur der Teufel könne eine solche Show moderieren. Nun, sie haben recht ...

Das Durchdrehen der Schraube

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423428262
Release Date: 2015-10-23
Genre: Fiction

100. Todestag von Henry James Eine der verstörendsten und raffiniertesten Geschichten für spannende Abende: Eine junge Pfarrerstochter wird auf einem abgeschiedenen englischen Landgut als Gouvernante eingestellt. Als ihr die Geister zweier verstorbener Angestellter erscheinen, verfällt sie in den wahnhaften Eifer, die Kinder beschützen zu müssen. Unheilvolle Dinge geschehen ...

Where angels fear to hover

Author: Katarzyna Ancuta
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
ISBN: UOM:39015063282779
Release Date: 2005-12-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

Gothic and Horror have been perceived as intertwined ever since their coming into existence. Although initially emerging as clearly delineated literary genres, in the late 20th century we can speak of their transition into more open cultural categories. Gothic and Horror influences, previously limited to books and films, predominate in contemporary art, fashion, theatrical and performance art, video and multimedia installations, music, video and computer games. Gothic and Horror have invaded the language of politics and resulted in the formation of a number of subcultures styling their lives accordingly. The awareness of the above makes us realise that the insistence on the treatment of Gothic and Horror as separate genres is at least limiting, if not unacceptable. An alternative offered by this book, resulting from a thorough examination of the presence of Gothic and Horror conventions in contemporary culture, calls for an introduction of two new classificatory units, referred to in the book as Gothic and Horror syndromes, which can be brought down to the representations of disease and meat respectively.

British Horror Film Locations

Author: Derek Pykett
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786451937
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Performing Arts

Designed as a source for enthusiasts of British horror films, this guide reveals the shooting locations of more than 100 films released between 1932 and 2006, from The Abominable Doctor Phibes (1971) to Witchfinder General (1968). Each entry includes cast/crew credits, a brief plot synopsis, and a description of the film’s in-studio or on-site shooting locations; many include modern day photographs of the sites. Separate chapters provide in-depth accounts of individual locations. For the studio locations, the writeups include a complete list of the films produced at each studio and a brief description of the studio’s historical development. Accounts of the on-site locations feature an in-depth physical description of the location and any available information on its present purpose and ownership.

Die schwarze Katze

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Severus Verlag
ISBN: 9783958554269
Release Date: 2016-05
Genre: Fiction

„Die Katze war mein bevorzugter Freund und Spielkamerad.“ Es ist der Tag seiner Hinrichtung. Um mit seinem Gewissen ins Reine zu kommen, schildert der Erzähler, wie es kommt, dass er sich auf dem Weg zum Galgen wiederfindet. Alles begann mit einer schwarzen Katze... Edgar Allan Poe (1809 –1849) ist am besten bekannt für sein Werk "Der Rabe". Er gilt als einer der frühesten Vertreter des Horror-Genres und hat dessen Entwicklung tiefgehend geprägt.

Der Fall Charles Dexter Ward

Author: H.P. Lovecraft
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104907338
Release Date: 2017-10-26
Genre: Fiction

Charles Dexter Ward, ein junger Mann aus einer angesehenen Familie von Providence, ist aus der Nervenheilanstalt entflohen, in die er aufgrund merkwürdiger Persönlichkeitsveränderungen eingewiesen wurde. Der Arzt der Familie, Marinus Bicknell Willett, geht seinem Fall nach und stößt dabei auf den geheimnisvollen Joseph Curwen, einen Vorfahren Wards, der zwar schon lange tot ist, aber noch immer einen schrecklichen Einfluss auf die Lebenden ausübt ... H. P. Lovecrafts einziger unheimlicher Roman in ungekürzter Neuübersetzung, der es erstmals gelingt, Lovecrafts speziellen Stil und die besondere Atmosphäre seiner Erzählung in deutscher Sprache schillern zu lassen. »H. P. Lovecraft ist der bedeutendste Horror-Autor des 20. Jahrhunderts.« Stephen King Unter dem Titel »The Case of Charles Dexter Ward« erstmals veröffentlicht 1941 in der Zeitschrift »Weird Tales« Erstdruck der Übersetzung in»Der Fall Charles Dexter Ward« (Golkonda, 2016); Wiederabdruck in »H. P. Lovecraft – Das Werk« (FISCHER Tor, 2017)

Die Frau in Schwarz

Author: Susan Hill
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 9783426412480
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Der junge Anwalt Arthur Kipps reist in eine gottverlassene Gegend, um den Nachlass einer verstorbenen Klientin zu ordnen. In dem Haus mitten im Moor stößt er auf lang gehütete Geheimnisse und begegnet immer wieder einer mysteriösen Frau in Schwarz. Als er dann auch noch geheimnisvolle Stimmen hört, ahnt er, dass er einem grauenvollen Geschehen auf der Spur ist...