A History of Horror

@inproceedings{Dixon2010AHO,
  title={A History of Horror},
  author={Wheeler Winston Dixon},
  year={2010}
}
Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. Wheeler Winston Dixon's A History of Horror is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Arranged by decades, with outliers and franchise films overlapping some years, this one-stop sourcebook unearths the historical origins of characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman and their various… 
Thirteen Women (1932): An Unacknowledged Horror Classic
although david archainbaud's Thirteen Women (1932) has earned brief mention in several compendia of horror films, it has never received extended analysis. In an insightful review of the DVD, which
Adaptation to survive : British horror cinema of the 1960s and 1970s
The thesis focuses on British horror cinema of the 1960s and 1970s. This was a lively period in British horror history which produced over two hundred films, but it has often been taken for granted
Down South: Regional Exploitation Films, Southern Audiences, and Hillbilly Horror in Herschell Gordon Lewis's Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Abstract: This article analyzes Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964), directed by “Godfather of Gore” Herschell Gordon Lewis, in the context of the history of 1960s independent exploitation film production.
"Want to Play a Game?" Torture Porn, Violence, Media Convergence and Spectatorship
This thesis examines the contemporary American horror cinematic subgenre torture porn. Consisting of titles such as "Hostel" (2005), "Saw" (2004) and "Captivity" (2007), films belonging to this label
SINGULARLY SINGLE: CULTURAL REPRESENTATION AND EXPERIENCE OF THE 'SPINSTER' AND THE UNMARRIED MOTHER IN THE LONG 1950S
This is a study which investigates the forms of femininity both available to, and created by, certain unmarried women in the immediate post-war period 1945-1965 in Britain. Utilizing varied
Bullying, death and traumatic identity : the taboo of school violence in new Japanese cinema
The ways of depicting children in Japanese cinema visibly changed after the World War II, as before the tragic events, the youngsters had mostly appeared in jidō-eiga (‘juvenile film’)1 productions.
Extreme art film : text, paratext and DVD culture
Extreme art cinema, has, in recent film scholarship, become an important area of study. Many of the existing practices are motivated by a Franco-centric lens, which ultimately defines transgressive
Approaching Food and Horror
Chapter 1 establishes the main aims of the book, and introduces what is meant by the term ‘food horror’, and how it has become prominent in a number of cultural forms, including film. The chapter
The Strange Case of George Albert Smith: Mesmerism, Psychical Research and Cinema
This chapter offers a biographical examination of the relationship of cinema and the supernatural by following the unique career trajectory of a pioneering British filmmaker. Smith started as a
Designing and animating a horror creature
Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu Tampere University of Applied Sciences Degree Programme in Media and Arts Interactive Media LAHTI JUHO: Designing and Animating a Horror Creature Bachelor's thesis 56
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-6 OF 6 REFERENCES
J-HORROR: New Media's Impact on Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema
Resume: Les recents films d'epouvante japonais, connus collectivement sous le terme de « J-Horror », exemplifient le phenomene de la dispersion transnationale d'un cinema digital multi-mediatique qui
The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
America is in love with horror, with demon children, gender-bending vampires, and the battlefield aesthetic of post-Vietnam movies. Illuminating the dark side of the American century, this