Abstract

Abstract:

This essay argues that Hammer Film Productions' Gothic revival films need to be understood not as the last gasp of an older form of horror, but as the genre's first steps in a new direction. Hammer relocated monstrosity within the psyche, but did so alongside traditional creatures, in old-world Gothic settings. The Gothic signifiers enabled a subtler generic transformation, but also anchor so-called New Horror in the much older thematic concerns of the Gothic.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2470-3486
Print ISSN
1942-7190
Pages
pp. 1-21
Launched on MUSE
2019-02-07
Open Access
No
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