Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers

Hanich looks at fear at the movies – its aesthetics, its experience and its pleasures--in this thought-provoking study.

Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers

Hanich looks at fear at the movies – its aesthetics, its experience and its pleasures--in this thought-provoking study. Looking at over 150 different films including Seven, Rosemary's Baby, and Silence of the Lambs, Hanich attempts to answer the paradox of why we enjoy films that thrill us, that scare us, that threaten us, that shock us –affects that we otherwise desperately wish to avoid.

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Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Julian Hanich
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-09 - Publisher: Routledge

Hanich looks at fear at the movies – its aesthetics, its experience and its pleasures--in this thought-provoking study. Looking at over 150 different films including Seven, Rosemary's Baby, and Silence of the Lambs, Hanich attempts to answer the paradox of why we enjoy films that thrill us, that scare us,
Affective Intensities and Evolving Horror Forms
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Daniel Adam Daniel
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-03 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Horror cinema is a genre that is undergoing constant evolution, from the sub-genre of 'found footage,' to post-cinematic new media forms such as Youtube horror, horror video games and cinematic virtual reality horror. By investigating how these new forms alter the dynamics of spectatorship, this book charts how cinema's affective
Tracing the Borders of Spanish Horror Cinema and Television
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Jorge Marí
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-07 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This critical anthology sets out to explore the boom that horror cinema and TV productions have experienced in Spain in the past two decades. It uses a range of critical and theoretical perspectives to examine a broad variety of films and filmmakers, such as works by Alejandro Amenábar, Álex de
Horror Film and Affect
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Xavier Aldana Reyes
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-12 - Publisher: Routledge

This book brings together various theoretical approaches to Horror that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of fictional moving images of mutilation and the ways in which human bodies are affected by
Mastering Fear
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Rikke Schubart
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-12 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Mastering Fear analyzes horror as play and examines what functions horror has and why it is adaptive and beneficial for audiences. It takes a biocultural approach, and focusing on emotions, gender, and play, it argues we play with fiction horror. In horror we engage not only with the negative emotions