Alison Peirse's After Dracula: The 1930s Horror Film PDF

By Alison Peirse

ISBN-10: 1848855311

ISBN-13: 9781848855311

After Dracula tells of movies set in London usic halls and Yorkshire coal mines, South Sea Islands and Hungarian modernist homes of horror, with narrators that survey the outskirts of latest Paris and commute again in time to historical Egypt. Alison Peirse argues that Dracula (1931) has been canonised to the detriment of different leading edge and unique Nineteen Thirties horror motion pictures in Europe and the United States. by means of casting out the deified vampire, she unearths a cycle of movies remodeled the Thirties that straddle either the pre- and post-regulatory period of the Hays construction Code an stringent censorship from the British Board of movie Censors. those movies are indepenedent and studio productions, literary variations, folktales and unique screenplays, and comprise Werewolf of London, the fellow Who replaced His brain, Island of misplaced Souls and Vampyr. The publication considers the horror genre's foreign evolution in this interval, attractive with a few ecu horror motion pictures that experience hitherto got cursory cognizance. It specializes in the interaction among Continental, British and transatlantic contexts, and especially at the exciting, the imprecise and the underrated.

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