Animal horror cinema : genre, history and criticism / edited by Katarina Gregersdotter, Johan Höglund, Nicklas Hållén.

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Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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Summary:"The first academic study of the genre of animal horror cinema is essential for cinema and animal studies scholars as well as for fans of horror film. It defines this popular sub-genre, outlines its history and studies recent films as well as cult classics from a variety of perspectives. A central idea in the book is that animal horror cinema mirrors socially entrenched fears of and attitudes toward animals. Thus, animal horror cinema reveals attitudes toward the fabric of social life, the fragility of the eco-system and a deep uncertainty about what makes humans different from animals. The book contains chapters by scholars with different national and disciplinary backgrounds, and therefore offers a wide range of interpretations on the significance of the animal in modern horror film"--
Physical Description:xiii, 248 pages.
Other format:9781137496386 113749638X
Notes:Bib#: 3012623
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language:English
ISBN:9781137496393 (electronic bk.)
1137496398 (electronic bk.)
Bib#:3012623