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Monster Cinema introduces readers to a vast menagerie of movie monsters. Some are gigantic, like King Kong or the kaiju in Pacific Rim, while others are microscopic. Some monsters appear uncannily human, from serial killers like Norman Bates to the pod people in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And of course, other movie monsters like demons, ghosts, vampires, and witches emerge from long folklore traditions. Film expert Barry Keith Grant considers what each type of movie monster reveals about what it means to be human and how we regard the world. 

Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of film history, Grant presents us with an eclectic array of monster movies, from Nosferatu to Get Out. As he discovers, although monster movies might claim to be about Them!, they are really about the capacity for horror that lurks within each of us.

Table of Contents

  1. Half Title, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. 1. Meeting Movie Monsters
  2. pp. 1-32
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  1. 2. Human Monsters
  2. pp. 33-63
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  1. 3. Natural Monsters
  2. pp. 64-97
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  1. 4. Supernatural Monsters
  2. pp. 98-130
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 131-132
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 133-134
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 135-140
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 141-148
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813588827
Related ISBN
9780813588803
MARC Record
OCLC
1010655796
Pages
160
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-23
Language
English
Open Access
No
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