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Why horror seduces / Mathias Clasen.

By: Clasen, Mathias F [author.].
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]Description: ix, 190 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780190666514 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780190666507 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Horror tales, American -- History and criticism | American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | American literature -- Psychological aspectsDDC classification: 813.009/164
Contents:
Indhold: Part 1: An Evolutionary Theory of Horror; 1. Sizing Up the Beast: What Horror Is, and How It Is Studied; 2. How Horror Works, I: The Evolution and Stimulation of Negative Emotion; 3. How Horror Works, II: Spooky Monsters, Scary Scenarios, and Terrified Characters; 4. Fear for Your Life: The Appeals, Functions, and Effects of Horror; Part 2: Evolutionary Perspectives on American Horror; 5. Monsters Everywhere: A Very Brief Overview of American HorrorIndhold: 6. Vampire Apocalypse: I Am Legend (1954)7. Trust No One: Rosemary's Baby (1967); 8. Fight the Dead, Fear the Living: Night of the Living Dead (1968); 9. Never Go Swimming Again: Jaws (1975); 10. Haunted Houses, Haunted Minds: The Shining (1977); 11. Hack n' Slash: Halloween (1978); 12. Lost and Hunted in Bad Woods: The Blair Witch Project (1999); Part 3: Future Evolutions in Horror Entertainment and Horror Research; 13. The Future of Horror.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Indhold: Part 1: An Evolutionary Theory of Horror; 1. Sizing Up the Beast: What Horror Is, and How It Is Studied; 2. How Horror Works, I: The Evolution and Stimulation of Negative Emotion; 3. How Horror Works, II: Spooky Monsters, Scary Scenarios, and Terrified Characters; 4. Fear for Your Life: The Appeals, Functions, and Effects of Horror; Part 2: Evolutionary Perspectives on American Horror; 5. Monsters Everywhere: A Very Brief Overview of American HorrorIndhold: 6. Vampire Apocalypse: I Am Legend (1954)7. Trust No One: Rosemary's Baby (1967); 8. Fight the Dead, Fear the Living: Night of the Living Dead (1968); 9. Never Go Swimming Again: Jaws (1975); 10. Haunted Houses, Haunted Minds: The Shining (1977); 11. Hack n' Slash: Halloween (1978); 12. Lost and Hunted in Bad Woods: The Blair Witch Project (1999); Part 3: Future Evolutions in Horror Entertainment and Horror Research; 13. The Future of Horror.

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