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When you think of British horror films, you might picture the classic Hammer Horror movies, with Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and blood in lurid technicolor. Yet British horror has undergone an astonishing change and resurgence in the twenty-first century, with films that capture instead the anxieties of post-Millennial viewers. 

Tracking the revitalization of the British horror film industry over the past two decades, media expert Steven Gerrard also investigates why audiences have flocked to these movies. To answer that question, he focuses on three major trends: “hoodie horror” movies responding to fears about Britain’s urban youth culture; “great outdoors” films where Britain’s forests, caves, and coasts comprise a terrifying psychogeography; and psychological horror movies in which the monster already lurks within us. 

Offering in-depth analysis of numerous films, including The Descent, Outpost, and The Woman in Black, this book takes readers on a lively tour of the genre’s highlights, while provocatively exploring how these films reflect viewers’ gravest fears about the state of the nation. Whether you are a horror buff, an Anglophile, or an Anglophobe, The Modern British Horror Film is sure to be a thrilling read.  
 

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. 1. The Hooded Terror
  2. pp. 27-62
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  1. 2. The Great Outdoors
  2. pp. 63-104
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  1. 3. The Dead Inside, the Dead Outside, the Stranger Within
  2. pp. 105-145
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 146-154
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 155-156
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 157-158
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 159-164
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  1. Magazines, Films, TV Series
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 171-172
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 173-174
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813579467
Related ISBN
9780813590059
MARC Record
OCLC
993624004
Pages
192
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-14
Language
English
Open Access
No
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