Monstrous forms : moving image horror across media / Adam Charles Hart
- Hart, Adam Charles
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
- Oxford scholarship online: ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I THE SENSATIONAL ADDRESS -- 1.Shocks to the System: How We Watch/Play/Browse Horror -- 2.I'M SCREEEEEEEEAMING!!!! The Lowly Art of the Jump Scare -- 3.The Blackest Eyes... The Devil's Eyes: Horror's First-Person Camerawork Part 1; Killer POV -- 4.The Blackest Eyes The Devil's Eyes: Horror's First-Person Camerawork Part 2: The Searching Camera -- pt. 2 SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS) -- 5.The Monster Function -- 6.Monsters, and the Viewers Who Love Them -- 7.Monster Stories/Storied Monsters.
- It makes us jump. It makes us scream. It haunts our nightmares. So why do we watch horror? Why do we play it? What could possibly be appealing about a genre that tries to terrify us? Why would we subject ourselves to shriek-inducing shocks, or spend dozens of hours watching a television show about grotesque flesh-eating monsters? Horror offers us a connection to fears that are otherwise unspeakable, even inconceivable, so why do we seek it out? 'Monstrous Forms' offers a theory of horror that works through the genre across a broad range of contemporary moving-image media: film, television, videogames, YouTube, gifs, streaming, virtual reality.
- 9780190916275 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Due to be issued in print: 2020.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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