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Horror at the Drive-in: Essays in Popular Americana

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This book is a collection of 18 essays by various scholars on the classic drive-in horror film experience. Those in Section One emphasize the roles of the drive-in in the United States - and its cultural cousin, Australia. Section Two examines how horror operated at the drive-in, the rhetoric used in coming attraction trailers, horror film premieres at drive-ins, double features, and the preproduction, production, and marketing of Last House on the Left. Section Three addresses the effects of the Vietnam War and counter-culture on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the Cold War on Cat Women on the Moon. Section Four explores gender issues and sexuality. Section Five covers drive-in culture via Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, 2000 Maniacs, and the films of Mario Bava. Section Six investigates a variety of issues, such as the drive-in horror film's embrace of DNA, the use of cinematic form to create a non-Hollywood look in Wizards of Gore, and the many different prints and running times of I Drink Your Blood.

Item details

Author(s):
Gary D. Rhodes ( editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0786413425
ISBN-13:
9780786413423
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
McFarland & Co
Title:
Horror at the Drive-in: Essays in Popular Americana

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This book is a collection of 18 essays by various scholars on the classic drive-in horror film experience. Those in Section One emphasize the roles of the drive-in in the United States - and its cultural cousin, Australia. Section Two examines how horror operated at the drive-in, the rhetoric used in coming attraction trailers, horror film premieres at drive-ins, double features, and the preproduction, production, and marketing of Last House on the Left. Section Three addresses the effects of the Vietnam War and counter-culture on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the Cold War on Cat Women on the Moon. Section Four explores gender issues and sexuality. Section Five covers drive-in culture via Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, 2000 Maniacs, and the films of Mario Bava. Section Six investigates a variety of issues, such as the drive-in horror film's embrace of DNA, the use of cinematic form to create a non-Hollywood look in Wizards of Gore, and the many different prints and running times of I Drink Your Blood.

Author(s):
Gary D. Rhodes ( editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0786413425
ISBN-13:
9780786413423
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
McFarland & Co
Title:
Horror at the Drive-in: Essays in Popular Americana

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