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The anatomy of the slasher film : a theoretical analysis

Author: Sotiris Petridis
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examining 74 movies--from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) to Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)--the author identifies the characteristic elements of the subgenre while tracing changes in narrative patterns over the decades. The slasher canon is divided into three eras: the classical (1974-1993), the self-referential (1994-2000) and the neoslasher cycle (2000-2013)"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sotiris Petridis
ISBN: 9781476674315 1476674310
OCLC Number: 1081434970
Description: viii, 170 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A theoretical and historical approach to slasher films --
Slasher films : a horror subgenre --
The semantic/syntactic elements of slasher films --
The cycles of slasher film subgenre --
An epilog to the theoretical and historical approach --
The classical cycle of the slasher film --
The normality of the classical cycle --
The other of the classical cycle --
The final survivors of the classical cycle --
The victims of the classical cycle --
An epilog on the classical cycle --
The self-referential cycle of slasher films --
The normality of the self-referential cycle --
The other of the self-referential cycle --
The final survivors of the self-referential cycle --
The victims of the self-referential cycle --
An epilog on the self-referential cycle --
The neoslasher cycle of the slasher film --
The normality of the neoslasher cycle --
The other of the neoslasher cycle --
The final survivors of the neoslasher cycle --
The victims of the neoslasher cycle --
An epilog on the neoslasher cycle.
Responsibility: Sotiris Petridis.

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