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Title The philosophy of horror / edited by Thomas Fahy

Publ Info Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PN1995.9.H6 P45 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PN1995.9 H6 P45 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  PN1995.9.H6 P45 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript vi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Philosophy of popular culture
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction / Thomas Fahy -- Horror and the idea of everyday life: on skeptical threats in Psycho and The birds / Philip J. Nickel -- Through a mirror, darkly: art-horror as a medium for moral reflection / Philip Tallon -- The justification of torture-horror: retribution and sadism in Saw, Hostel, and The devil's rejects / Jeremy Morris -- Hobbes, human nature, and the culture of American violence in Truman Capote's In cold blood / Thomas Fahy -- Making their presence known: TV's ghost-hunter phenomenon in a "post-" world / Jessica O'Hara -- The vampire with a soul: Angel and the quest for identity / Amy Kind -- Ideological formations of the nuclear family in The hills have eyes / Lorena Russell -- Zombies of the world, unite: class struggle and alienation in Land of the dead / John Lutz -- The fall of the house of Ulmer: Europe vs. America in the gothic vision of The black cat / Paul A. Cantor -- From domestic nightmares to the nightmare of history: uncanny eruptions of violence in King's and Kubrick's versions of The Shining / John Lutz -- "Hot with rapture and cold with fear": grotesque, sublime, and postmodern transformations in Patrick Süskind's Perfume / Susann Cokal -- Shock value: a deleuzean Encounter with James Purdy's Narrow rooms / Robert F. Gross -- Making monsters: the philosophy of reproduction in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Universal Films Frankenstein and The bride of Frankenstein / Ann C. Hall -- Kitsch and camp and things that go bump in the night; or, Sontag and Adorno at the (horror) movies / David MacGregor Johnston
LC subject Horror films -- History and criticism
Horror television programs -- History and criticism
Horror in literature
Horror tales, American -- History and criticism
Popular culture
Add Author Fahy, Thomas Richard
ISBN 9780813125732 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813125731 (hardcover : alk. paper)