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BAD SEEDS AND HOLY TERRORS: THE CHILD VILLAINS OF HORROR FILM. Dominic Lennard. State University of New York Press, Albany, 2015. Horizons of Cinema. 196 pp. 22 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781438453286 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: Since the 1950s, children have provided some of horror's most effective and enduring villains, from dainty psychopath Rhoda Penmark of "The Bad Seed" (1956) and spectacularly possessed Regan MacNeil of "The Exorcist" (1973) to psychic ghost-girl Samara of "The Ring" (2002) and adopted terror Esther of "Orphan" (2009). Using a variety of critical approaches, including those of cinema studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and psychoanalysis, "Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors" offers the first full-length study of these child monsters. In doing so, the book highlights horror as a topic of analysis that is especially pertinent socially and politically, exposing the genre as a site of deep ambivalence toward and even hatred of children.
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 169567
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