The Horror Film: An Introduction

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Combining historical narrative with close readings of severalsignificant horror films, this brief volume offers a broad andlively introduction to cinematic horror. In doing so, it outlinesand investigates important issues in the production, consumption,and cultural interpretation of the genre.


  • An ideal text for perennially popular courses on the horrorfilm genre.
  • Examines the ways in which horror movies have been produced,received, and interpreted by filmmakers, audiences, and critics,from the 1920s to the present.
  • Provides a short historical introduction of the horror film asan orientation to the field.
  • Analyses a wide variety of major works in the genre, includingFrankenstein, Cat People, Invasion of the Body Snatchers,The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween and BramStoker’s Dracula.

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The Horror Film examines the ways in which horror movieshave been produced, received, and interpreted by filmmakers,audiences, and critics throughout the medium’s history, fromthe 1920s to the present. This brief volume offers a broad,historical introduction to cinematic horror, outlining andinvestigating important issues in the production, consumption, andcultural interpretation of the genre.

Combining historical narrative with close readings of severalsignificant horror films – including Frankenstein, CatPeople, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Texas Chain SawMassacre, Halloween, and Bram Stoker's Dracula –The Horror Film will be the definitive read for anymovie-goer who thrills to a great scare.

About the Author:

Rick Worland is Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Cinema-Television at Southern Methodist University. He has published in many scholarly journals, including Cinema Journal, and has contributed essays to a number of film collections.

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