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The horror film is now one of the most popular and talked-about film genres and yet, outside of the Hammer stud io,very little has been written about British horror. Going beyond Hammer, British Horror Cinema investigates the wealth of horror filmmaking in Britain, from early chillers like The Ghoul and Dark Eyes of London to acknowledged classics such as Peeping Tom and The Wicker Man. Contributors explore the contexts in which British horror films have been censored and classified, judged by their critics and consumed by their fans. Uncovering neglected modern classics like Deathline, and addressing issues such as the representation of family and women, they consider the Britishness of British horror and examine sub-genres such as the psycho-thriller and witchcraft movies, the work of the Amicus studio, and key filmmakers including Peter Walker. British Horror Cinema also features a comprehensive filmography and interviews with key directors Clive Barker and Doug Bradley. Chapters include: *the 'Psycho Thriller *the British censors and horror cinema *femininity and horror film fandom *witchcraft and the occult in British horror *Horific films and 1930s British cinema *Peter Walker and Gothic revisionism Brigid Terry, Steve Chibnall, Ian Conrich, Leon Hunt, Peter Hutchings, Mark Kermode, Kim Newman, Marcelle Perks, Julian Petley, Steven

Author Biography

Steve Chibnall is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at DeMontfort University, Leicester. He is the co-editor of British Crime Cinema (Routledge 1999). Julian Petley is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Information Studies at Brunel University. He is co-editor of Ill Effects: The Media Violence Debate: Second Edition (Routledge 2001).
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November 15th, 2001
Edited by Julian Petley Edited by Steve Chibnall
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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