Divine Horror: Essays on the Cinematic Battle Between the Sacred and the Diabolical

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From Rosemary's Baby (1968) to The Witch (2015), horror films use religious entities to both inspire and combat fear and to call into question or affirm the moral order. Churches provide sanctuary, clergy cast out evil, religious icons become weapons, holy ground becomes battleground--but all of these may be turned from their original purpose. This collection of new essays explores fifty years of genre horror in which manifestations of the sacred or profane play a material role. The contributors explore portrayals of ...

Divine Horror: Essays on the Cinematic Battle Between the Sacred and the Diabolical 2017, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9781476669922

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