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Horror - Wilshin, Mark
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Defining the Horror genre, exploring typical tropes and motifs, such as the haunted house, monsters, zombies and serial killers. Also looking at the principles and logic behind the horror film - some sort of transgression (knowing something not supposed to know) leading to terrible consequences. Questioning why we watch horror films - cathartic enactment and overcoming of society's worst nightmares. Thus the sociological interest in horror films - and how they portray society's fears, varying according to the age.

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Horror 2005, Raintree, North Mankato

ISBN-13: 9781410920102

Hardcover