Children of the Night: The Six Archetypal Characters of Classic Horror Films

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There are six of them: heroines, heroes, wise elders, mad scientists, servants and monsters. One of the most fascinating and also endearing aspects of horror films is how they use these six clearly defined character types to portray good and evil. This was particularly true of the classics of the genre, where actors often appeared in the same type of role in many different films. The development of the archetypal characters reflected the way the genre reacted to social changes of the time. As the Great Depression yielded to ...

Children of the Night: The Six Archetypal Characters of Classic Horror Films 2006, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786427253

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Children of the Night: The Six Archetypal Characters of Classic Horror Films 1998, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786403370

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