By Barry Curtis

ISBN-10: 1861893892

ISBN-13: 9781861893895

Horror movies enjoy taking audience into shadowy locations the place evil is living, if it is a home, a graveyard or a gloomy wooded area. With darkish locations, Barry Curtis leads us deep inside of those haunted areas to discover them – and the enormous antagonists who live there.

In this wide-ranging and compelling learn, Curtis demonstrates how the claustrophobic interiors of haunted areas in motion pictures hook up with the ‘dark areas’ of the human psyche. He examines diversified subject matters similar to the lighting tricks – starting from crude to state of the art – utilized in video clips to rouse supernatural creatures; the constructions, projections and structure of horror motion picture units; and ghosts as symbols of loss, amnesia, injustice and vengeance. darkish areas additionally examines the reconfiguration of the haunted condominium in movie as a hotel, an residence, a street or a spaceship, and the way those re-imagined areas thematically hook up with Gothic fictions.

Curtis attracts his examples from a variety of iconic movies – together with Nosferatu, Psycho, The Texas Chain observed bloodbath and The Shining – in addition to lesser-known overseas works. jap horror motion pictures and their Hollywood remakes – equivalent to Ringu and the hoop, or Juon and The Grudge – come less than specific scrutiny, as he explores eastern cinema’s preoccupation with malevolent forces from the past.

Whether you like the splatter of blood or like to cover below the sofa, darkish areas cuts to the center of why we're attracted to carnage.

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