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Product Description: Pop culture history meets blood-soaked memoir as Adam Rockoff, “a passionate fan of the horror genre in all its forms,” (The New York Times) recalls a life spent watching blockbuster slasher films, cult classics, and everything in between...read more

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9781476761831, titled "The Horror of It All: One Moviegoer's Love Affair With Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead" | Scribner, May 19, 2015, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Pop culture history meets blood-soaked memoir as a horror film aficionado and screenwriter recalls a life spent watching blockbuster slasher films, cult classics, and everything in between.

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9781476761879, titled "The Horror of It All: One Moviegoer's Love Affair With Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead" | Reprint edition (Scribner, May 17, 2016), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Pop culture history meets blood-soaked memoir as Adam Rockoff, “a passionate fan of the horror genre in all its forms,” (The New York Times) recalls a life spent watching blockbuster slasher films, cult classics, and everything in between.

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Product Description: Gender and the Nuclear Family in Twenty-First-Century Horror is the first book-length project to focus specifically on the ways that patriarchal decline and post-feminist ideology are portrayed in popular American horror films of the twenty-first century...read more

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9781137536778 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 1, 2015, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Gender and the Nuclear Family in Twenty-First-Century Horror is the first book-length project to focus specifically on the ways that patriarchal decline and post-feminist ideology are portrayed in popular American horror films of the twenty-first century.

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Product Description: Saw, Hostel, The Devil’s Rejects: this wave of horror movies has been classed under the disparaging label “torture porn.” Since David Edelstein coined the term for a New York magazine article a few years after 9/11, many critics have speculated that these movies simply reflect iconic images, anxieties, and sadistic fantasies that have emerged from the War on Terror...read more

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9780813564036 | Rutgers Univ Pr, April 24, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Saw, Hostel, The Devil’s Rejects: this wave of horror movies has been classed under the disparaging label “torture porn.

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9780813564029 | Rutgers Univ Pr, April 24, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Saw, Hostel, The Devil’s Rejects: this wave of horror movies has been classed under the disparaging label “torture porn.

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Product Description: In Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s author David Roche takes up the assumption shared by many fans and scholars that original horror movies are more “disturbing,” and thus better than the remakes. He assesses the qualities of movies, old and recast, according to criteria that include subtext, originality, and cohesion...read more

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9781617039621, titled "Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don’t They Do It Like They Used To?" | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 21, 2014, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: In Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s author David Roche takes up the assumption shared by many fans and scholars that original horror movies are more “disturbing,” and thus better than the remakes.

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9781496802545 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 21, 2015), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s author David Roche takes up the assumption shared by many fans and scholars that original horror movies are more “disturbing,” and thus better than the remakes.

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Product Description: Horror fiction is an important part of the popular culture in many modern societies. This book compares and contrasts horror narratives from two distinct cultures--American and Japanese--with a focus on the characteristic mechanisms that make them successful, and on their culturally-specific aspects...read more

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9780786496662 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2014, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Horror fiction is an important part of the popular culture in many modern societies.

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Product Description: Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film traces the origins of the 1970s family horror subgenre to certain aspects of American culture and classical Hollywood cinema. Far from being an ephemeral and short-lived genre, horror actually relates to many facets of American history from its beginnings to the present day...read more

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9781628461909 | Updated edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, November 27, 2014), cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film traces the origins of the 1970s family horror subgenre to certain aspects of American culture and classical Hollywood cinema.
9780838635643 | Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, July 1, 1996, cover price $43.50 | About this edition: After tracing relevant psychoanalytic and historical origins of the family horror film, Tony Williams traces this theme's development from Frankenstein, Hitchcock's influence, Satanist movies, to the genre's seventies renaissance.

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9781628461077 | Updated edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 1, 2015), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film traces the origins of the 1970s family horror subgenre to certain aspects of American culture and classical Hollywood cinema.
9780345387752, titled "The Masters' Gambit" | Del Rey, April 1, 1995, cover price $5.99 | also contains The Masters'' Gambit | About this edition: The Robotech Masters find themselves up against the renegade Robotech scientist Zor and a group of young, cynical hackers in their fight to reclaim the precious Protoculture Matrix
9780345387547, titled "Wildcatting" | Reprint edition (Ballantine Books, August 1, 1994), cover price $5.99 | also contains Wildcatting | About this edition: A young woman from Texas narrates a tale of her grandfather, Hiram, a heartbreaking wildcatter with a string of women and a life full of adventure

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Product Description: Defying industry logic and gender expectations, women started flocking to see horror films in the early 1940s. The departure of the young male audience and the surprise success of the film Cat People convinced studios that there was an untapped female audience for horror movies, and they adjusted their production and marketing strategies accordingly...read more

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9780813570433 | Rutgers Univ Pr, November 15, 2014, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Defying industry logic and gender expectations, women started flocking to see horror films in the early 1940s.

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9780813570426 | Rutgers Univ Pr, November 15, 2014, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Defying industry logic and gender expectations, women started flocking to see horror films in the early 1940s.

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Product Description: The 1940s is a lost decade in horror cinema, undervalued and written out of most horror scholarship. This collection revises, reframes, and deconstructs persistent critical binaries that have been put in place by scholarly discourse to label 1940s horror as somehow inferior to a “classical” period or “canonical” mode of horror in the 1930s, especially as represented by the monster films of Universal Studios...read more
By Blair Davis (contributor)

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9781498503792 | Lexington Books, December 11, 2014, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: The 1940s is a lost decade in horror cinema, undervalued and written out of most horror scholarship.

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Product Description: (FAQ). Mankind has been predicting its own demise through various methods, from fables and religious scriptures to hard-core scientific studies since the dawn of time. And if there is one thing Hollywood knows how to exploit, it is the fears of Things to Come...read more

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9781617131196 | Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, October 1, 2013, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: (FAQ).

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Product Description: The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture argues that complex and often negative initial responses of early European settlers continue to influence American horror and gothic narratives to this day. The book undertakes a detailed analysis of key literary and filmic texts situated within consideration of specific contexts...read more

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9781137353719 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 31, 2013, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture argues that complex and often negative initial responses of early European settlers continue to influence American horror and gothic narratives to this day.

The Ring (2002)―Hollywood’s remake of the Japanese cult success Ringu (1998)―marked the beginning of a significant trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s of American adaptations of Asian horror films. This book explores this complex process of adaptation, paying particular attention to the various transformations that occur when texts cross cultural boundaries. Through close readings of a range of Japanese horror films and their Hollywood remakes, this study addresses the social, cultural, aesthetic and generic features of each national cinema’s approach to and representation of horror, within the subgenre of the ghost story, tracing convergences and divergences in the films’ narrative trajectories, aesthetic style, thematic focus and ideological content. In comparing contemporary Japanese horror films with their American adaptations, this book advances existing studies of both the Japanese and American cinematic traditions, by: illustrating the ways in which each tradition responds to developments in its social, cultural and ideological milieu; and, examining Japanese horror films and their American remakes through a lens that highlights cross-cultural exchange and bilateral influence.  The book will be of interest to scholars of film, media, and cultural studies.

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9780415888608 | Routledge, September 20, 2013, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: The Ring (2002)―Hollywood’s remake of the Japanese cult success Ringu (1998)―marked the beginning of a significant trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s of American adaptations of Asian horror films.

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9781138653870 | Reprint edition (Routledge, January 29, 2016), cover price $44.95

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Product Description: This book chronicles the American horror film genre in its development of remakes from the 1930s into the 21st century. Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) is investigated as the watershed moment when the genre opened its doors to the possibility that any horror movie--classic, modern, B-movie, and more--might be remade for contemporary audiences...read more

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9780786470884 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, January 11, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This book chronicles the American horror film genre in its development of remakes from the 1930s into the 21st century.

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Product Description: From the author of the definitive heavy metal history, Bang Your Head, a behind-the-scenes look a century of horror filmsReel Terror is a love letter to the wildly popular yet still misunderstood genre that churns out blockbusters and cult classics year after year...read more

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9780312668839 | Griffin, October 2, 2012, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: From the author of the definitive heavy metal history, Bang Your Head, a behind-the-scenes look a century of horror filmsReel Terror is a love letter to the wildly popular yet still misunderstood genre that churns out blockbusters and cult classics year after year.

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Product Description: This biographical dictionary presents a stellar lineup of talented, versatile character actors who regularly appeared in horror and science fiction films during Hollywood's golden age. Many are well known by genre buffs and casual fans--they include Lionel Atwill, John Carradine, Dwight Frye, Rondo Hatton, Dick Miller, J...read more

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9780786444748 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, June 7, 2012, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This biographical dictionary presents a stellar lineup of talented, versatile character actors who regularly appeared in horror and science fiction films during Hollywood's golden age.

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Product Description: A Nightmare on Elm Street. Halloween. Night of the Living Dead. These films have been indelibly stamped on moviegoers’ psyches and are now considered seminal works of horror. Guiding readers along the twisted paths between audience, auteur, and cultural history, author Kendall R...read more

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9780809330959, titled "Dark Directions: Romero, Craven, Carpenter, and the Modern Horror Film" | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, February 28, 2012, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Product Description: Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s, but at the same time that Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorcese were producing their first classic movies, a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film...read more

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9781594203022 | Penguin Pr, July 7, 2011, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Shock Value How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror by Zinoman, Jason.

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9780143121367, titled "Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror" | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, May 29, 2012), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s, but at the same time that Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorcese were producing their first classic movies, a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film.

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9781452602691, titled "Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 1, 2011), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s, but while Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Copola were making their first classic movies, a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film-aggressive, raw, and utterly original.
9781452632698, titled "Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 1, 2011), cover price $71.99 | About this edition: Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s, but while Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Copola were making their first classic movies, a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film-aggressive, raw, and utterly original.
9781452652696, titled "Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror" | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 1, 2011), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s, but while Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Copola were making their first classic movies, a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film-aggressive, raw, and utterly original.

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Product Description: The horror film is meant to end in hope: Regan McNeil can be exorcized. A hydrophobic Roy Scheider can blow up a shark. Buffy can and will slay vampires. Heroic human qualities like love, bravery, resourcefulness, and intelligence will eventually defeat the monster...read more

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9781441197979 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 22, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The horror film is meant to end in hope: Regan McNeil can be exorcized.

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Product Description: The horror film is meant to end in hope: Regan McNeil can be exorcized. A hydrophobic Roy Scheider can blow up a shark. Buffy can and will slay vampires. Heroic human qualities like love, bravery, resourcefulness, and intelligence will eventually defeat the monster...read more

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9781441132956 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 22, 2012, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: The horror film is meant to end in hope: Regan McNeil can be exorcized.

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Product Description: Well-researched and fully updated, this 5th edition of NEW YORK REAL ESTATE FOR BROKERS has been globally streamlined to be more readable, yet still contains everything necessary for the 45-hour course. Matching the content and chronology of the New York state required syllabus, this book prepares users to take the state exam and become real estate brokers...read more

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9780324659092 | 4th edition (South-Western Pub, August 15, 2008), cover price $67.95 | About this edition: Accurate and well-researched, New York Real Estate for Brokers, 4e, matches the content and chronology of the New York State required syllabus for preparing for the New York Real Estate Broker's License.
9780324191448 | 3 edition (South-Western Pub, November 1, 2003), cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Accurate and well-researched, New York Real Estate for Brokers matches the content and chronology of the New York State required syllabus for preparing for the New York Real Estate Broker's License.
9780130105806 | 2nd edition (Prentice Hall, January 1, 2000), cover price $35.40 | also contains Grimm Pictures: Fairy Tale Archetypes in Eight Horror and Suspense Films
9780324139761 | 2nd edition (South-Western Pub, January 1, 2000), cover price $38.95 | also contains Darkness | About this edition: Accurate and well-researched, this text/workbook matches the content and chronology of the New York State required syllabus for preparing for the New York Real Estate Broker's License.
9780324138627 | South-Western Pub, June 1, 1996, cover price $35.95 | also contains Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History | About this edition: Accurate and well-researched, New York Real Estate for Brokers, 4e, matches the content and chronology of the New York State required syllabus for preparing for the New York Real Estate Broker's License.
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Product Description: Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: December 2011 Pages: 248 in Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan The first collection of essays assembled on the cinematic adaptations of Stephen Kingand written by cinema. television. and cultural studies scholars...read more
By Tony Magistrale (editor)

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9780230338302 | Reprint edition (Palgrave Macmillan, December 15, 2011), cover price $31.00 | About this edition: Language:Chinese.

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Product Description: This filmography covers more than 300 horror films released from 1990 through 1999. The horror genre's trends and cliches are connected to social and cultural phenomena, such as Y2K fears and the Los Angeles riots. Popular films were about serial killers, aliens, conspiracies, and sinister "interlopers," new monsters who shambled their way into havoc...read more

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9780786440122 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, September 15, 2011, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: This filmography covers more than 300 horror films released from 1990 through 1999.

From King Kong to Candyman, the boundary-pushing genre of the horror film has always been a site for provocative explorations of race in American popular culture. In Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890's to Present, Robin R. Means Coleman traces the history of notable characterizations of blackness in horror cinema, and examines key levels of black participation on screen and behind the camera. She argues that horror offers a representational space for black people to challenge the more negative, or racist, images seen in other media outlets, and to portray greater diversity within the concept of blackness itself. Horror Noire presents a unique social history of blacks in America through changing images in horror films. Throughout the text, the reader is encouraged to unpack the genre’s racialized imagery, as well as the narratives that make up popular culture’s commentary on race. Offering a comprehensive chronological survey of the genre, this book addresses a full range of black horror films, including mainstream Hollywood fare, as well as art-house films, Blaxploitation films, direct-to-DVD films, and the emerging U.S./hip-hop culture-inspired Nigerian "Nollywood" Black horror films. Horror Noire is, thus, 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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9780415880190 | Routledge, June 20, 2011, cover price $160.00

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9780415880206 | Routledge, June 20, 2011, cover price $45.95 | About this edition: From King Kong to Candyman, the boundary-pushing genre of the horror film has always been a site for provocative explorations of race in American popular culture.

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