Horror International

Horror International As global cinema becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish characterizations of horror films from various geographical and cultural locations seem fluid and transitional than ever before However

  • Title: Horror International
  • Author: Steven Jay Schneider TonyWilliams
  • ISBN: 9780814331019
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • As global cinema becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish, characterizations of horror films from various geographical and cultural locations seem fluid and transitional than ever before However, this does not mean denying the existence of national features that affect and are reflected in horror films, whether from an artistic or a reception standpoint HorrorAs global cinema becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish, characterizations of horror films from various geographical and cultural locations seem fluid and transitional than ever before However, this does not mean denying the existence of national features that affect and are reflected in horror films, whether from an artistic or a reception standpoint Horror is one of the most studied genres in cinema, yet none of the many books on the subject focus on films or traditions outside the United States or the United Kingdom While Italian, Japanese, Mexican, German, and Hong Kong horror films have received a modicum of critical recognition, the areas of Egyptian, Romanian, Belgian, Dutch, New Zealand, and Thai horror all still need in fact, demand some attention Horror International seeks to rectify this by giving the global perspectives and cross cultural dynamics of world horror cinema its due This groundbreaking collection of eighteen original essays examine a myriad of films, showing how each draws from Hollywood horror conventions and also local cinematic traditions, local folklore, and national historical and cultural concerns The production, marketing, and reception of various national cinemas are also addressed, demonstrating how these films are understood by different audiences worldwide This in turn sheds new light on the original cultural production of many works and their subsequent translations and meanings in different national contexts The diverse and highly informative essays in Horror International will engross both scholars and fans of horror films and finally illuminate the distinct multicultural factors of this exciting cinematic genre.

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    1. Wide ranging examination of international horror [thus the title of the work]. Movies from Italy, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, Canada, and Germany all get space.

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