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Title Transnational horror cinema : bodies of excess and the global grotesque / Sophia Siddique, Raphael Raphael, editors.
Imprint London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]

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Subject Horror films -- History and criticism.
Horror films.
Alt Name Siddique, Sophia,
Raphael, Raphael,
Description 1 online resource
Contents 1. Introduction / Raphael Raphael -- pt. I Questions of Genre -- 2. Butchered in Translation: A Transnational "Grotesuqe" / Mike Dillon -- 3. An Introduction to the Continental Horror Film / Kevin Wynter -- 4. Dracula, Vampires, and Kung Fu Fighters: The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires and Transnational Horror Co-production in 1970s Hong Kong / Sangjoon Lee -- pt. II The Horrific Body (Disability and Horror) -- 5. Dead Meat: Horror, Disability, and Eating Rituals / Julia Gruson-Wood -- 6. Music, Sound, and Noise as Bodily Disorders: Disabling the Filmic Diegesis in Hideo Nakata's Ringu and Gore Verbinski's The Ring / Stefan Sunandan Honisch -- 7. An Eyepatch of Courage: Battle-Scarred Amazon Warriors in the Movies of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino / Moritz Fink -- 8. Scary Truths: Morality and the Differently Abled Mind in Lars von Trier's The Kingdom / Paul Rae Marchbanks -- pt. III Responses to Trauma -- 9. Towards a Southeast Asian Model of Horror: Thai Horror Cinema in Malaysia, Urbanization, and Cultural Proximity / Mary J. Ainslie -- 10. Planet Kong: Transnational Flows of King Kong (1933) in Japan and East Asia / Raphael Raphael -- 11. Embodying Spectral Vision in The Eye / Sophia Siddique.
Summary This book broadens the frameworks by which horror is generally addressed. Rather than being constrained by psychoanalytical models of repression and castration, the volume embraces M.M. Bakhtin's theory of the grotesque body. For Bakhtin, the grotesque body is always a political body, one that exceeds the boundaries and borders that seek to contain it, to make it behave and conform. This vital theoretical intervention allowsTransnational Horror Cinema to widen its scope to the social and cultural work of these global bodies of excess and the economy of their grotesque exchanges. With this in mind, the authors consider these bodies' potentials to explore and perhaps to explode rigid cultural scripts of embodiment, including gender, race, and ability.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
ISBN 9781137584175 (electronic bk.)
1137584173 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1057/978-1-137-58417-5
OCLC # 973932802
Additional Format Original 1137584165 9781137584168 (OCoLC)948547594

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