A Christian response to horror cinema: ten films in theological perspective

Introduction -- What lies beneath the horror genre -- Monster and man: Guillermo del Toro's Pan's labyrinth -- Modern paralysis and ancient faith: Carl Dreyer's Vampyr -- Carnival pleasures: Karl Freund's The mummy -- Lawless men and beasts: Jacques Tourneur's Night of the d...

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Main Author: Fraser, Peter
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Jefferson, NC McFarland 2015
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Horror film / Christianity
Further subjects:B Horror films History and criticism
B Motion Pictures Religious aspects Christianity
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Summary:Introduction -- What lies beneath the horror genre -- Monster and man: Guillermo del Toro's Pan's labyrinth -- Modern paralysis and ancient faith: Carl Dreyer's Vampyr -- Carnival pleasures: Karl Freund's The mummy -- Lawless men and beasts: Jacques Tourneur's Night of the demon -- Kill thine enemy: Howard Hawks' The thing -- The return of Molech: Robin Hardy's The wicker man -- The corruption of the virgin: William Peter Blatty's The exorcist -- No pleasure but cruelty: John Carpenter's Halloween -- Lord of the world: Hideo Nakata's Ringu -- Conclusion
"Christianity has had a powerful influence on every sphere of Western art, even art which on the surface might seem antithetical to the faith. This book argues that point with an analysis of the horror film genre, examining nine classics which illustrate the evolution of horror and reveal a culture haunted by fear of the unspeakable"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0786498242