Table of contents for Planks of reason : essays on the horror film / edited by Barry Keith Grant and Christopher Sharrett.


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Acknowledgments									v	
Introduction										vii
PART I
The Mummy's Pool, by Bruce Kawin						3	
Faith and Idolatry in the Horror Film, by J.P. Telotte				27	
Conditions of Pleasure in Horror Cinema, by Dennis Giles				49
The Aesthetics of Fright, by Morris Dickstein					68
The Witch in Film: Myth and Reality, by Sharon Russell				87
Daughters of Darkness: The Lesbian Vampire on Film, by Bonnie Zimmerman	98
'Canyons of Nightmare': The Jewish Horror Film, by Lester D. Friedman		111
An Introduction to the American Horror Film, by Robin Wood			146	
Eros and Syphilization: The Contemporary Horror Film, by Dana B. Polan		193
Rich and Strange: The Yuppie Horror Film, by Barry Keith Grant			207	
PART II	
Enunciation and the Production of Horror in White Zombie, by Edward Lowry 
and Richard deCordova							229
King Kong: Ape and Essence, by Noel Carroll					265
The Comic and the Grotesque in James Whale's Frankenstein Films, by Janice 
R. Welsch and Syndy M. Conger 						303
Film, Society and Ideas: Nosferatu and Horror of Dracula, by Lane Roth		324
Ritual, Tension and Relief: The Terror of The Tingler, by Mikita Brottman		337
AIP's Pit and the Pendulum: Poe as Drive-In Gothic, by Rick Worland		364
The Idea of Apocalypse in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, by Christopher Sharrett 382
Archetypal Landscape and Jaws, by Jonathan Lemkin 				405
Biological Alchemy and the Films of David Cronenberg, by Mary B. Campbell	421
The Enemy Within: The Economy of Violence in The Hills Have Eyes, by D.N. 
Rodowick									438
Halloween: Suspense, Aggression and the Look, by Steve Neale			450
Demons in the Family: Tracking the Japanese "Uncanny Mother Film" from 
A Page of Madness to Ringu, by Ruth Goldberg				468
Bibliography										487
About the Authors									500
About the Contributors								501




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Horror films History and criticism