Euro Horror

By Ian Olney

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Beginning in the 1950s, "Euro Horror" movies materialized in astonishing numbers from Italy, Spain, and France and popped up in the US at rural drive-ins and urban grindhouse theaters such as those that once dotted New York's Times Square. Gorier, sexier, and stranger than most American horror films of the time, they were embraced by hardcore fans and denounced by critics as the worst kind of cinematic trash. In this volume, Olney explores some of the most popular genres of Euro Horror cinema—including giallo films, named for the yellow covers of Italian pulp fiction, the S&M horror film, and cannibal and zombie films—and develops a theory that explains their renewed appeal to audiences today.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Radio, Television & Film -> Television & Film Criticism/Rhetoric

Euro Horror
Classic European Horror Cinema in Contemporary American Culture
2nd edition
Publisher: Indiana University Press 2/7/13
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Language: English
Length: 280 pages

ISBN 10: 0253006589
ISBN 13: 9780253006585
Print ISBN: 9780253006486

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