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CONTENTS Foreword Philip L. Simpson Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Body Doubles and Severed Hands: The Relation Between Avant-Garde Cinema and Horror Movies Chapter 2. "And I Brought You Nightmares": The Play of Horror in Hitchcock's Films Chapter 3. Horror, Humor, Poetry: Sam Raimi's Evil Dead Trilogy Chapter 4. The Darkness Is Not the Devil: Atheism and "The Death of Affect" in the Films of David Cronenberg Chapter 5. The Apartment As a Cell of Horror Chapter 6. Angels and Aliens: The Supernatural Other in Popular Consciousness Appendix. Filmography Bibliography ix xv xvii 1 25 39 53 77 95 111 115
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Horror films -- History and criticism.
Horror films -- Psychological aspects.