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Preface: what lies beneath? Robin Wood Introduction: Psychoanalysis in/and/of the horror film Steven Jay Schneider Part I. The Question of Horror-Pleasure: 1. 'What's the matter with Melanie?': reflections on the merits of psychoanalytic approaches to modern horror cinema Cosimo Urbano 2. A fun night out: horror and other pleasures of the cinema Michael Levine 3. Excerpt from 'Why Horror? The New Pleasures of a Popular Genre' (with a new afterward by the author) Andrew Tudor 4. Philosophical problems concerning the concept of pleasure for future psychoanalytical theories of (the horror) film Malcolm Turvey Part II. Theorizing the Uncanny: 5. Explaining the uncanny in The Double Life of Ve;ronique Cynthia Freeland 6. Manifestations of the literary double in modern horror cinema Steven Jay Schneider 7. Heimlich maneuvers: on a certain tendency of horror and speculative cinema Harvey Roy Greenberg 8. 'It was a dark and stormy night ...': horror films and the problem of irony Jonathan L. Crane Part III. Representing Psychoanalysis: 9. 'What does Dr. Judd want?': transformation, transference and divided selves in Cat People William Paul 10. 'Ultimate formlessness': cinema, horror, and the limits of meaning Michael Grant 11. Freud's worst nightmare: dining with Dr Hannibal Lector Barbara Creed Part IV. New Directions: 12. Doing things with theory: from Freud's worst nightmares to (disciplinary) dreams of horror's cultural value Matt Hills 13. The darker side of genius: the (horror) auteur meets Freud's theory Linda Badley 14. Violence and psychophysiology in horror cinema Stephen Price Afterword: psychoanalysis and the horror film Noël Carroll.