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Author Zinoman, Jason.

Title Shock value : how a few eccentric outsiders gave us nightmares, conquered Hollywood, and invented modern horror / Jason Zinoman.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  791.436 Z66    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  791.4361 ZINOMAN    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  791.436 ZINOMAN    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  791.43617 ZI    Check Shelf
Description 274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-262) and index.
Contents The Devil's advocate -- The problem with Psycho -- Blood brothers -- Assaulting the audience -- Shock or awe -- The monster problem -- The dance of death -- He likes to watch -- The thing in-between -- Stomaching it -- The fear sickness.
Summary Based on unprecedented access to the genre's major players, "New York Times" film critic Zinoman delivers the first definitive account of horror's golden age--the 1970s, when such directors as Wes Craven, Roman Polanski, John Carpenter, and Brian De Palma redefined the genre.
Subject Horror films -- United States -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781594203022: $25.95
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