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Contents Introduction: The Dark Genre and Its Paradoxes Stephen Prince Part One: The Silent and Classical Hollywood Eras Shadow-Souls and Strange Adventures: Horror and the Supernatural in European Silent Film Casper Tybjerg Before Sound: Universal, Silent Cinema and the Last of the Horror-Spectaculars Ian Conrich Children of the Night Carlos Clarens The Horrors of War David J. Skal Part Two: The Modern Era Postmodern Elements of the Contemporary Horror Film Isabel Pinedo Dread, Taboo, and The Thing: Toward a Social Theory of the Horror Film Stephen Prince Toward An Aesthetics of Cinematic Horror Steven Jay Schneider Scraping Bottom: Splatter and the Herschell Gordon Lewis Oeuvre Jonathan Crane Mondo Horror: Carnivalizing the Taboo Mikita Brottman Horror and Art Dread Cynthia Freeland Horror and the Holocaust: Genre Elements in Schindler's List and Psycho Caroline J.S. Picart and David A. Frank Developmental Differences in Responses to Horror Joanne Cantor and Mary Beth Oliver The Appeal of Horror and Suspense Mary Beth Oliver and Meghan Sanders Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Horror films History and criticism