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A Place of Darkness: The Rhetoric of Horror in Early American Cinema

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Horror is one of the most enduringly popular genres in cinema. The term "horror film" was coined in 1931 between the premiere of Dracula and the release of Frankenstein , but monsters, ghosts, demons, and supernatural and horrific themes have been popular with American audiences since the emergence of novelty kinematographic attractions in the late 1890s. A Place of Darkness illuminates the prehistory of the horror genre by tracing the way horrific elements and stories were portrayed in films prior to the introduction ...

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A Place of Darkness: The Rhetoric of Horror in Early American Cinema
2018, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9781477315514

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A Place of Darkness: The Rhetoric of Horror in Early American Cinema
2018, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9781477315507

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