This book developed key themes evident in Hutchings’ earlier work – notably a concern to bridge theoretical and industrial definitions of genre, a concern to address films as aesthetic constructs as well as to place them in social and historical terms, and an interest in the relation between national and international elements in genre film production and reception. Chapters addressed questions of genre definition, historiography and aesthetic identities within an international context, drawing material from Europe (including Great Britain), the United States and Asia. This internationalised approach to the horror genre has subsequently been developed further in ‘Resident evil? The limits of European horror’, Hutchings’ keynote presentation to European Nightmares: An International Conference on the European Horror film, Manchester Metropolitan University, June 2006 (which is to be published in 2008) and his entries in Steven Schneider, ed. 100 European Horror Films (British Film Institute, 2007).
|Place of Publication||Harlow|
|Number of pages||256|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|