Horror Films and American Culture
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Available for Course Adoption. Benson, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Rhetoric, Penn State University "Phillips has provided deep and probing insights into the relationship between ten classic horror films and the cultures they reflect. Drawing on archival materials, interviews with collaborators, and the films themselves, noted film comedy authority Donald W. McCaffrey establishes the reasons Hope is considered one of the greatest film comedians of his era.
While it is certainly true that the study of popular culture has gained great ground in academic circles over the last few decades, there is still a strong strain of contempt for those cultural artifacts and icons that attain wide levels of popularity.
So, due to this first reaction, I've found myself being strategically vague about my current work when in certain company. These stories certainly vary in the kinds of films people recall as frightening. While many are traditional horror films, it's surprising how often films from other genres appear, including the remarkably pervasive fear evoked by The Wizard of Oz. I'm also surprised by the variety. An unknown error has occurred.
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By tracing the production history, contemporary audience response, and lasting cultural influence of each picture, Phillips offers a unique new approach to thinking about the popular attraction to horror films, and the ways in which they reflect both cultural and individual fears. Though stylistically and thematically very different, all of these movies have scared millions of eager moviegoers. This book tries to figure out why.
Kendall R. John Graves "Phillips has provided deep and probing insights into the relationship between ten classic horror films and the cultures they reflect.
This is a challenging but rewarding read for serious fans, film buffs, and filmmakers, as well as scholars.