American Gothic

American Gothic

Sixty Years of Horror Cinema

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Documents the American horror film industry from its beginnings to the mid-1950s, including European influences in creating horror films during its early years to the fusion of science fiction and horror during the 1950s.

Independent Publishing Group
From the author of the acclaimed English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema, American Gothic presents an in-depth survey of the early years of the American horror film--ranging from the birth of cinema and the silent era to the mid-1950s. Jonathan Rigby examines a great many of the seminal films, including Cat People, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, The Fly, Frankenstein, Freaks, House of Wax, The Invisible Man, and She. He also looks at the actors and directors--Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Vincent Price, to name but a few. For fans and students of the horror classics, American Gothic is an essential work. This is the genre as it flourished from Univeral's early-thirties cycle and which culminated in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece Psycho, a film which forever changed and expanded the possibilities of horror cinema.

Publisher: London Reynolds & Hearn 2007
ISBN: 9781905287253
Branch Call Number: 791.43 RIG
Characteristics: 344 S. Ill. 24cm


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