The modern British horror film
- Steven Gerrard.
- New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (vii, 172 pages).
- Quick takes.
- Gerrard, Steven, 1970- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- The hooded terror
- The great outdoors
- The dead inside, the dead outside, the stranger within
When you think of British horror films, you might picture the classic Hammer Horror movies, with Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and blood in lurid technicolor. Yet British horror has undergone an astonishing change and resurgence in the twenty-first century, with films that capture instead the anxieties of post-Millennial viewers. Tracking the revitalization of the British horror film industry over the past two decades, media expert Steven Gerrard also investigates why audiences have flocked to these movies. To answer that question, he focuses on three major trends: "hoodie horror" movies responding to fears about Britain's urban youth culture; "great outdoors" films where Britain's forests, caves, and coasts comprise a terrifying psychogeography; and psychological horror movies in which the monster already lurks within us. Offering in-depth analysis of numerous films, including The Descent, Outpost, and The Woman in Black, this book takes readers on a lively tour of the genre's highlights, while provocatively exploring how these films reflect viewers' gravest fears about the state of the nation. Whether you are a horror buff, an Anglophile, or an Anglophobe, The Modern British Horror Film is sure to be a thrilling read.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Horror films > Great Britain > History and criticism.
- PERFORMING ARTS > Film & Video > History & Criticism.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Popular Culture.
- PERFORMING ARTS > Film & Video > Guides & Reviews.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Media Studies.
- PERFORMING ARTS > Reference.
- Horror films.
- Great Britain.
- Publication date
- Quick takes: movies and popular culture
- 9780813579467 (electronic book)
- 0813579465 (electronic book)
- 9780813579450 (electronic book)
- 0813579457 (electronic book)
- 9780813590059 (hardcover)
- 9780813579443 paperback