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B-Movie Gothic: International Perspectives



Edwards JD & Hoglund J (eds.) (2018) B-Movie Gothic: International Perspectives. Traditions in World Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-b-movie-gothic-hb.html

Following the Second World War, low-budget B-movies that explored and exploited Gothic narratives and aesthetics became a significant cinematic expression of social and cultural anxieties. Influencing new trends in European, Asian and African filmmaking, these films carried on the tradition established by the Gothic novel, and yet they remain part of a largely neglected subject. 'B-Movie Gothic: International Perspectives' examines the influence of Gothic B-movies on the cinematic traditions of the United States, Britain, Scandinavia, Spain, Turkey, Japan, Hong Kong and India, highlighting their transgressive, transnational and provocative nature. It shows how B-movie Gothic is a relentlessly creative form, filled with political tensions and moving from shocking conservatism to profound social critique.

B-movies; Gothic; film; genre; horror film; world cinema; cult film;

Title of seriesTraditions in World Cinema
Publication date31/05/2018
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Publisher URLhttps://edinburghuniversitypress.com/…e-gothic-hb.html
Place of publicationEdinburgh

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