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CONTENTS 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