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Drums of Terror

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Publisher : Midnight Marquee Press, Incorporated
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Pages : 256 pages
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Download Drums of Terror PDF Format Full Free by Bryan Senn and published by Midnight Marquee Press, Incorporated. This book was released on 1998 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The purpose of this book is to chronicle, critique and explore every theatrically released, English-language voodoo movie to date. Admittedly, sometimes the stories behind a film's making prove more entertaining than the movie itself, but such are the hazards of the job. While some are good, many are bad and a few are downright ugly, most voodoo movies contain at least the promise (occasionally fulfilled, more often not) of a glimpse into an alternate world view and spirituality that can be both fascinating and unsettling. Films such White Zombie, I Walked With a Zombie, Macumba Love, I Eat Your Skin, Angel Heart and The Believers are included in this fascinating film history.


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Drums of Terror: Voodoo in the Cinema

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Publisher : Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
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Pages : 256 pages
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Download Drums of Terror: Voodoo in the Cinema PDF Format Full Free by Bryan Senn and published by Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media. This book was released on 1998 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The purpose of this book is to chronicle, critique and explore every theatrically released, English-language voodoo movie to date. Admittedly, sometimes the stories behind a film's making prove more entertaining than the movie itself, but such are the hazards of the job. While some are good, many are bad and a few are downright ugly, most voodoo movies contain at least the promise (occasionally fulfilled, more often not) of a glimpse into an alternate world view and spirituality that can be both fascinating and unsettling. Films such White Zombie, I Walked With a Zombie, Macumba Love, I Eat Your Skin, Angel Heart and The Believers are included in this fascinating film history.


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Mystics and Messiahs

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0198029330
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Mystics and Messiahs PDF Format Full Free by Philip Jenkins and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2000-04-06 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Mystics and Messiahs--the first full account of cults and anti-cult scares in American history--Philip Jenkins shows that, contrary to popular belief, cults were by no means an invention of the 1960s. In fact, most of the frightening images and stereotypes surrounding fringe religious movements are traceable to the mid-nineteenth century when Mormons, Freemasons, and even Catholics were denounced for supposed ritualistic violence, fraud, and sexual depravity. But America has also been the home of an often hysterical anti-cult backlash. Jenkins offers an insightful new analysis of why cults arouse such fear and hatred both in the secular world and in mainstream churches, many of which were themselves originally regarded as cults. He argues that an accurate historical perspective is urgently needed if we are to avoid the kind of catastrophic confrontation that occurred in Waco or the ruinous prosecution of imagined Satanic cults that swept the country in the 1980s. Without ignoring genuine instances of aberrant behavior, Mystics and Messiahs goes beyond the vast edifice of myth, distortion, and hype to reveal the true characteristics of religious fringe movements and why they inspire such fierce antagonism.


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Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 1498503802
Pages : 372 pages
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Download Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema PDF Format Full Free by Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2014-12-11 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 1940s is a lost decade in horror cinema, undervalued and written out of most horror scholarship. This book deconstructs persistent scholarly discourse by re-evaluating the historical, political, economic, and cultural factors of 1940s horror cinema to recover a decade of horror.


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Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aesthetics

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 1498523293
Pages : 257 pages
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Download Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aesthetics PDF Format Full Free by Kameelah L. Martin and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-09-30 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the twenty-first century, American popular culture increasingly makes visible the performance of African spirituality by black women. Disney’s Princess and the Frog and Pirates of the Caribbean franchise are two notable examples. The reliance on the black priestess of African-derived religion as an archetype, however, has a much longer history steeped in the colonial othering of Haitian Vodou and American imperialist fantasies about so-called ‘black magic’. Within this cinematic study, Martin unravels how religious autonomy impacts the identity, function, and perception of Africana women in the American popular imagination. Martin interrogates seventy-five years of American film representations of black women engaged in conjure, hoodoo, obeah, or Voodoo to discern what happens when race, gender, and African spirituality collide. She develops the framework of Voodoo aesthetics, or the inscription of African cosmologies on the black female body, as the theoretical lens through which to scrutinize black female religious performance in film. Martin places the genre of film in conversation with black feminist/womanist criticism, offering an interdisciplinary approach to film analysis. Positioning the black priestess as another iteration of Patricia Hill Collins’ notion of controlling images, Martin theorizes whether film functions as a safe space for a racial and gendered embodiment in the performance of African diasporic religion. Approaching the close reading of eight signature films from a black female spectatorship, Martin works chronologically to express the trajectory of the black priestess as cinematic motif over the last century of filmmaking. Conceptually, Martin recalibrates the scholarship on black women and representation by distinctly centering black women as ritual specialists and Black Atlantic spirituality on the silver screen.


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The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 1610692098
Pages : 438 pages
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Download The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey E. Anderson and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-08-26 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This compelling reference work introduces the religions of Voodoo, a onetime faith of the Mississippi River Valley, and Vodou, a Haitian faith with millions of adherents today. • Addresses both Vodou and Voodoo • Situates the religions both religiously and historically • Examines the African contributions to the faiths on a regional basis • Introduces important gods and ceremonies


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The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 0786455209
Pages : 259 pages
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Download The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia PDF Format Full Free by Peter Dendle and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-07-27 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Zombies are cautionary forms of humankind’s most universally cherished ideal—life after death. Ragged, ill-spoken, rotting zombies (or the post-dead) seem socially awkward beside the more popular and aristocratic undead, like Count Dracula. The humble zombie remains, for the most part, unappreciated and unacknowledged—until now. The first exhaustive historical overview of zombie films, this book’s lengthy entries evaluate more than 200 movies from 16 countries over a 65-year period from the early 1930s to the late 1990s. It covers everything from large studio films to backyard videography, and touches on memorable television episodes and miscellaneous shorts. An introduction traces the evolution of the genre and interprets the broader significance of the zombie in contemporary Western mythology.


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Horror Noire

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 100077516X
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Horror Noire PDF Format Full Free by Robin R. Means Coleman and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-11-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From King Kong to Candyman, the boundary-pushing genre of horror film has always been a site for provocative explorations of race in American popular culture. This book offers a comprehensive chronological survey of Black horror from the 1890s to present day. In this second edition, Robin R. Means Coleman expands upon the history of notable characterizations of Blackness in horror cinema, with new chapters spanning the 1960s, 2000s, and 2010s to the present, and examines key levels of Black participation on screen and behind the camera. The book addresses a full range of Black horror films, including mainstream Hollywood fare, art-house films, Blaxploitation films, and U.S. hip-hop culture-inspired Nollywood films. This new edition also explores the resurgence of the Black horror genre in the last decade, examining the success of Jordan Peele’s films Get Out (2017) and Us (2019), smaller independent films such as The House Invictus (2018), and Nia DaCosta’s sequel to Candyman (2021). Means Coleman argues that horror offers a unique representational space for Black people to challenge negative or racist portrayals, and to portray greater diversity within the concept of Blackness itself. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how fears and anxieties about race and race relations are made manifest, and often challenged, on the silver screen.


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A Year of Fear

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476610908
Pages : 560 pages
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Download A Year of Fear PDF Format Full Free by Bryan Senn and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This eclectic overview of horror cinema offers up a collection of horror films for practically any occasion and literally every day of the year. For example, the author recommends commemorating United Nations Day (October 24) with a screening of The Colossus of New York, whose startling climax takes place at the U.N. Building. Each day-by-day entry includes the movie title, production year, plot summary and critique, along with a brief explanation of how the film fits into the history of that particular day and interesting anecdotes on the film’s production.


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Not Your Average Zombie

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 13 : 1477313192
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Not Your Average Zombie PDF Format Full Free by Chera Kee and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thorough analysis of zombies in popular culture from the 1930s to contemporary society. The zombie apocalypse hasn’t happened—yet—but zombies are all over popular culture. From movies and TV shows to video games and zombie walks, the undead stalk through our collective fantasies. What is it about zombies that exerts such a powerful fascination? In Not Your Average Zombie, Chera Kee offers an innovative answer by looking at zombies that don’t conform to the stereotypes of mindless slaves or flesh-eating cannibals. Zombies who think, who speak, and who feel love can be sympathetic and even politically powerful, she asserts. Kee analyzes zombies in popular culture from 1930s depictions of zombies in voodoo rituals to contemporary film and television, comic books, video games, and fan practices such as zombie walks. She discusses how the zombie has embodied our fears of losing the self through slavery and cannibalism and shows how “extra-ordinary” zombies defy that loss of free will by refusing to be dehumanized. By challenging their masters, falling in love, and leading rebellions, “extra-ordinary” zombies become figures of liberation and resistance. Kee also thoroughly investigates how representations of racial and gendered identities in zombie texts offer opportunities for living people to gain agency over their lives. Not Your Average Zombie thus deepens and broadens our understanding of how media producers and consumers take up and use these undead figures to make political interventions in the world of the living. “Kee provides a compelling synthesis of theory and criticism . . . useful for horror scholars interested in how portrayals of zombie intersect with race and gender.” —Popular Culture Studies Journal “Kee’s Not Your Average Zombie is an important book . . . Put simply: if it's the one book you read about or cite on zombie, you've made an excellent choice.” —American Quarterly “[Not Your Average Zombie] offers a fresh theoretical framework to a fast-growing field . . . A fascinating contribution to the critical conversation about the zombie as a fantastic figure.” —Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts “I’m impressed by Kee’s scholarship across several fields—film history and gender and critical race studies, especially—and her cultural and historical contextualizing of the current zombie renaissance.” —James H. Cox, University of Texas at Austin, author of The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico


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Midnight Marquee Actors Series: Lon Chaney, Jr.

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Download Midnight Marquee Actors Series: Lon Chaney, Jr. PDF Format Full Free by Gary Svehla and published by Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Midnight Actors Series delves into pivotal films made throughout Lon Chaney's career (not only the mainstream Universal and horror classics, but his stunning performance in Of Mice and Men, his B Western career, his low-budget horror/exploitation movie career, his prestigious character performances in A productions, his television work, etc.), by having different authors offer distinct reflections and individual insights, and by including several firsthand interviews from people who worked with Chaney, Jr., we hope to offer the most complete and balanced portrait yet seen of Lon Chaney, Jr., working actor.


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Smirk, Sneer and Scream

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 0786426829
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Smirk, Sneer and Scream PDF Format Full Free by Mark Clark and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2003-12-31 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While you may think the old adage about oil and water being unable to mix applies perfectly to the cinema of terror and the craft of great acting, many a grease-painted scare and fluid performance have been combined in the strange alchemy that is the horror film. From the silent mastery of Lon Chaney’s The Phantom of the Opera to the cultured cannibalism of Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs, the genre has seen an impressive number of noteworthy portrayals, far removed from the stereotypical leering monster and terrified maiden. Part One of this work highlights the stars of this screen style—those whose numerous roles and outstanding performances made their names synonymous with horror cinema. Part Two covers actors who, although not normally associated with the genre, still contributed to its history. Part Three covers the great actresses in horror films and highlights their acting achievement. An appendix lists all the Academy Award nominations and winners in the horror genre.


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White Zombie

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476604916
Pages : 360 pages
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Download White Zombie PDF Format Full Free by Gary D. Rhodes and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-09-03 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 1932 horror film White Zombie starring Bela Lugosi has received controversial attention from film reviewers and scholars—but it is unarguably a cult classic worthy of study. This book analyzes the film text from nearly every possible viewpoint, using both academic and popular film theories. Also supplied is an extensive intellectual history of the predecessor works to White Zombie, as well as information on the significance it carried for subsequent books and films, its theatrical release around the country, its modern cultural influence, and the attempts to restore the film to its original state. Other noteworthy features of this work include an in-depth biography of White Zombie director Victor Halperin, the first complete study of his life and career, and 244 images and photographs.


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Merchants of Menace

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 13 : 1623563941
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Merchants of Menace PDF Format Full Free by Richard Nowell and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2014-04-10 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even though horror has been a key component of media output for almost a century, the genre's industrial character remains under explored and poorly understood. Merchants of Menace: The Business of Horror Cinema responds to a major void in film history by shedding much-needed new light on the economic dimensions of one of the world's most enduring audiovisual forms. Given horror cuts across budgetary categories, industry sectors, national film cultures, and media, Merchants of Menace also promises to expand understandings of the economics of cinema generally. Covering 1930-present, this groundbreaking collection boasts fourteen original chapters from world-leading experts taking as their focus such diverse topics as early zombie pictures, post-WWII chillers, Civil Rights-Era marketing, Hollywood literary adaptations, Australian exploitation, "torture-porn" Auteurs, and twenty-first-century remakes.


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Dharma of the Dead

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476672490
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Dharma of the Dead PDF Format Full Free by Christopher M. Moreman and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-06-29 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the increased popularity of zombies in recent years, scholars have considered why the undead have so captured the public imagination. This book argues that the zombie can be viewed as an object of meditation on death, a memento mori that makes the fact of mortality more approachable from what has been described as America's "death-denying culture." The existential crisis in zombie apocalyptic fiction brings to the fore the problem of humanity's search for meaning in an increasingly global and secular world. Zombies are analyzed in the context of Buddhist thought, in contrast with social and religious critiques from other works.


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Zombifying a Nation

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 0786494247
Pages : 199 pages
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Download Zombifying a Nation PDF Format Full Free by Toni Pressley-Sanon and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-07-19 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The figure of the zombie that entered the popular imagination with the publication of William Seabrook's The Magic Island (1929)--during the American occupation of Haiti--still holds cultural currency around the world. This book calls for a rethinking of zombies in a sociopolitical context through the examination of several films, including White Zombie (1932), The Love Wanga (1935), I Walked with a Zombie (1943) and The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988). A 21st-century film from Haiti, Zombi candidat a la presidence ... ou les amours d'un zombi, is also examined. A reading of Heading South (2005), a film about the female tourist industry in the Caribbean, explores zombification as a consumptive process driven by capitalism.


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Golden Horrors

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476610894
Pages : 528 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (61 downloads)

Download Golden Horrors PDF Format Full Free by Bryan Senn and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-09-03 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the grindhouse oddities to major studio releases, this work details 46 horror films released during the genre’s golden era. Each entry includes cast and credits, a plot synopsis, in-depth critical analysis, contemporary reviews, time of release, brief biographies of the principal cast and crew, and a production history. Apart from the 46 main entries, 71 additional “borderline horrors” are examined and critiqued in an appendix.