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Contents Acknowledgments v Introduction vi Horror, Tragedy and Pleasure The General Theory of Horrific Appeal Noël Carroll 1 The Mastery of Hannibal Lecter Daniel Shaw 10 The Lived Nightmare: Trauma, Anxiety and The Ethical Aesthetics of Horror Elizabeth Cowie 25 Aristotelian Reflections on Horror and Tragedy In An American Werewolf in London and The Sixth Sense Angela Curran 47 Horror's Philosophic Auteurs Heidegger, the Uncanny and Jacques Tourneur's Horror Films Curtis Bowman 65 Hitchcock Made Only One Horror Film: Matters of Time, Space, Causality and the Schopenhauerian Will Ken Mogg 82 What You Can't See Can Hurt You: Of Invisible and Hollow Men J.P. Telotte 103 Philosophical (Horror) Investigations On the Question of the Horror Film Michael Grant 118 An Event-Based Definition of Art-Horror Matt Hills 135 Haunting the House from Within: Disbelief Mitigation and Spatial Experience Aaron Smuts 155 Murder as Art/The Art of Murder: Aestheticizing Violence in Modern Cinematic Horror Steven Jay Schneider 170 Horror and Reality The Slasher's Blood Lust Cynthia Freeland 195 American Psycho: Horror, Satire, Aesthetics and Identification Deborah Knight and George McKnight 209 Real Horror Robert C. Solomon (with reply from Daniel Shaw) 227 Notes on Contributors 260
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Horror films History and criticism