The Mummy is one of the most recognizable figures in horror and as established popular imagination virtually any other monster, yet on screen has until now remained a largely overlooked figure critical analysis cinema. In this compelling new study, Basil Glynn explores history film, uncovering lost half-forgotten movies along way, revealing cinematic to be an astonishingly diverse protean with myriad on-screen incarnations. course investigating enduring appeal ‘Oriental’ monsters, traces Mummy’s development from its roots culture silent cinema, through Universal Studios’ 1930s 40s, Hammer Horror’s re-imagining 1950s, beyond.
Christianity has had a powerful influence on every sphere of Western art, even art which the surface might seem antithetical to faith. This book argues that point with an analysis horror film genre, examining nine classics illustrate evolution and reveal culture haunted by fear unspeakable. The history literary roots genre are also discussed. author concludes our innate dread evil imperative warding it off key mechanics experience. Films covered include Vampyr (1932), Mummy Thing (1951), Night Demon (1957), Wicker Man (1973), Exorcist Halloween (1978), Ringu (1998) Pan’s Labyrinth (2006).
Think you know everything there is to about Hammer Films, the fabled “Studio that Dripped Blood?” The lowdown on all imperishable classics of horror, like Curse Frankenstein, Horror Dracula and Devil Rides Out? What company’s less blood-curdling back catalog? musicals, comedies travelogues, fantasies historical epics–not mention pirate adventures? This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia covers every film television production in thorough detail, including budgets, shooting schedules, publicity more, along with actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers technicians. Packed quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists specifics, this all-inclusive reference work last word cherished cinematic institution.