Abject Terrors: Surveying the Modern and Postmodern Horror Film

4 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780820470566: Abject Terrors: Surveying the Modern and Postmodern Horror Film

Abject Terrors is an expansive study of the most significant films from the prolific horror genre – from its origins in the 1920s and 1930s, to its contemporary representations. This survey brings together close analyses of individual motion pictures, demonstrating the interconnections among these filmic texts and their contribution to defining quintessential aspects of the modern and postmodern horror film.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

The Author: Tony Magistrale is Professor of English at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of two other books published by Peter Lang: Writing Across Culture: An Introduction to Study Abroad and the Writing Process (1995) and Poe’s Children: Connections Between Tales of Terror and Detection (1999).

Review:

«‘Abject Terrors’ is remarkable for its brilliant focus on the turning point in the psychological appeal of the horror film, moving from the externalized modernist monsters of the B-movie creature feature to the inward-bending and increasingly gory terrors of the postmodern age. Although the author calls ‘Abject Terrors’ an analysis of the «greatest hits» of horror cinema in the previous century, this book also coherently assembles and synthesizes the diverse film scholarship on the genre as well. This book provides a much needed sequel, of sorts, to Noel Carroll’s important text, ‘The Philosophy of Horror’, both updating and improving on its theory of «horror-art». And by reading them through the dark lens of terror films, Magistrale makes critics like Julia Kristeva easier to understand. Bringing his skill in literary analysis and genre fiction studies to film form, Tony Magistrale’s ‘Abject Terrors’ is a compulsively readable and unflinchingly intelligent work of horror film scholarship – and an important contribution to any cinema theorist’s bookshelf. I recommend it to teachers, librarians and cinema lovers everywhere.» (Michael A. Arnzen, Associate Professor of English, Seton Hill University and Bram Stoker Award Winning Author of Grave Markings)
«Tony Magistrale’s ‘Abject Terrors’ is the single best book published about the horror film. Ever. Internationally known at the top Stephen King scholar, Magistrale has expanded his keen and perceptive analytical eye to the larger cinematic landscape, writing a marvelous study that is both highly entertaining to read and critically engaging. This is a book that is equally appealing to the student or ardent fan of horror movies, and is a ‘must have’ for any bookshelf.» (Gary Hoppenstand, Professor of American Studies, Michigan State University and Editor of ‘The Journal of Popular Culture’)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 34.95
US$ 25.85

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tony Magistrale
Published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0820470562 ISBN 13: 9780820470566
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Lang Publishing Inc, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Abject Terrors is an expansive study of the most significant films from the prolific horror genre - from its origins in the 1920s and 1930s, to its contemporary representations. This survey brings together close analyses of individual motion pictures, demonstrating the interconnections among these filmic texts and their contribution to defining quintessential aspects of the modern and postmodern horror film. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780820470566

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Tony Magistrale
Published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0820470562 ISBN 13: 9780820470566
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Lang Publishing Inc, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Abject Terrors is an expansive study of the most significant films from the prolific horror genre - from its origins in the 1920s and 1930s, to its contemporary representations. This survey brings together close analyses of individual motion pictures, demonstrating the interconnections among these filmic texts and their contribution to defining quintessential aspects of the modern and postmodern horror film. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780820470566

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Tony Magistrale
Published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN 10: 0820470562 ISBN 13: 9780820470566
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Lang Publishing Inc. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Abject Terrors: Surveying the Modern and Postmodern Horror Film, Tony Magistrale. Bookseller Inventory # B9780820470566

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Magistrale, Tony
Published by New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 213 pp., 6 ill. (2005)
ISBN 10: 0820470562 ISBN 13: 9780820470566
New Softcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Peter Lang Publishing Group
(Bern, Switzerland)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 213 pp., 6 ill., 2005. Book Condition: New. Abject Terrors is an expansive study of the most significant films from the prolific horror genre ? from its origins in the 1920s and 1930s, to its contemporary representations. This survey brings together close analyses of individual motion pictures, demonstrating the interconnections among these filmic texts and their contribution to defining quintessential aspects of the modern and postmodern horror film. Bookseller Inventory # 67056

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.59
From Switzerland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Tony Magistrale
Published by Lang, Peter, Publishing Inc. 2005-11-28, New York (2005)
ISBN 10: 0820470562 ISBN 13: 9780820470566
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lang, Peter, Publishing Inc. 2005-11-28, New York, 2005. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780820470566

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Tony Magistrale
Published by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (2005)
ISBN 10: 0820470562 ISBN 13: 9780820470566
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0820470562

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Tony Magistrale
Published by Peter Lang Nov 2005 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0820470562 ISBN 13: 9780820470566
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Lang Nov 2005, 2005. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neuware - Abject Terrors is an expansive study of the most significant films from the prolific horror genre - from its origins in the 1920s and 1930s, to its contemporary representations. This survey brings together close analyses of individual motion pictures, demonstrating the interconnections among these filmic texts and their contribution to defining quintessential aspects of the modern and postmodern horror film. 213 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780820470566

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 14.32
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Tony Magistrale
Published by Peter Lang Publishing (2005)
ISBN 10: 0820470562 ISBN 13: 9780820470566
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Lang Publishing, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0820470562

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Magistrale, Tony
Published by Peter Lang Inc., International (2005)
ISBN 10: 0820470562 ISBN 13: 9780820470566
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Lang Inc., International, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110820470562

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Tony Magistrale
Published by Peter Lang Nov 2005 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0820470562 ISBN 13: 9780820470566
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AHA-BUCH GmbH
(Einbeck, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Lang Nov 2005, 2005. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neuware - Abject Terrors is an expansive study of the most significant films from the prolific horror genre - from its origins in the 1920s and 1930s, to its contemporary representations. This survey brings together close analyses of individual motion pictures, demonstrating the interconnections among these filmic texts and their contribution to defining quintessential aspects of the modern and postmodern horror film. 213 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780820470566

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 35.21
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book