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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 new and published books in the subject of Horror — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The 'Evil Child' in Literature, Film and Popular Culture

    Edited by Karen J. Renner

    The 'evil child' has infiltrated the cultural imagination, taking on prominent roles in popular films, television shows and literature. This collection of essays from a global range of scholars examines a fascinating array of evil children and the cultural work that they perform, drawing upon...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Terrors of Uncertainty (Routledge Revivals)

    The Cultural Contexts of Horror Fiction

    By Joseph Grixti

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    From Frankenstein and Dracula to Psycho and The Chainsaw Massacre, horror fiction has provided our culture with some of its most enduring themes and narratives. Considering horror fiction both as a genre and as a social phenomenon, Joseph Grixti provides a theoretical and historical framework for...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series

    By Ken Hanke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    In this book the author takes a fresh look at horror film series as series and presents an understanding of how the genre thrived in this format for a large portion of its history. It sheds light on older films such as the Universal and the Hammer series films on Dracula, Frankenstein and the Mummy...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film

    By Maria Beville

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book visits the 'Thing' in its various manifestations as an unnameable monster in literature and film, reinforcing the idea that the very essence of the monster is its excess and its indeterminacy. Tied primarily to the artistic modes of the gothic, science fiction, and horror, the unnameable...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Transnational Horror Across Visual Media

    Fragmented Bodies

    Edited by Dana Och, Kirsten Strayer

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume investigates the horror genre across national boundaries (including locations such as Africa, Turkey, and post-Soviet Russia) and different media forms, illustrating the ways that horror can be theorized through the circulation, reception, and production of transnational media texts....

    Published October 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Japanese Horror Films and their American Remakes

    By Valerie Wee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    The Ring (2002)—Hollywood’s remake of the Japanese cult success Ringu (1998)—marked the beginning of a significant trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s of American adaptations of Asian horror films. This book explores this complex process of adaptation, paying particular attention to the various...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Zombies

    By Jennifer Rutherford

    Series: Shortcuts

    Not so long ago zombies rarely shuffled out of B-grade horror movies and cult comic books, but today they are everywhere. Zombies are proliferating, demonstrating an extraordinary capacity to transport fluidly from genre to genre, from the apocalyptic future to the already survived past, and in and...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Grotesque

    By Justin Edwards, Rune Graulund

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Grotesque provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the use (and abuse) of this complex literary term. Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund explore the influence of the grotesque on cultural forms throughout history, with particular focus on its representation in literature, visual art and film...

    Published May 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers

    The Aesthetic Paradox of Pleasurable Fear

    By Julian Hanich

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Why can fear be pleasurable? Why do we sometimes enjoy an emotion we otherwise desperately wish to avoid? And why are the movies the predominant place for this paradoxical experience? These are the central questions of Julian Hanich’s path-breaking book, in which he takes a detailed look at the...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Horror Noire

    Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present

    By Robin R Means Coleman

    From King Kong to Candyman, the boundary-pushing genre of the horror film has always been a site for provocative explorations of race in American popular culture. In Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890's to Present, Robin R. Means Coleman traces the history of notable...

    Published June 20th 2011 by Routledge