Barry Forshaw celebrates with enthusiasm the British horror film and its fascination for macabre cinema. A definitive study of the genre, British Gothic Cinema discusses the flowering of the field, with every key film discussed from its beginnings in the 1940s through to the 21st century.
About the Author
Barry Forshaw's books include Death in a Cold Climate, British Crime Film, The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction, Italian Cinema, British Crime Writing: An Encyclopaedia , and a biography of Stieg Larsson. He has written for a variety of newspapers, Crime Time, and is a talking head for ITV author profiles and BBC documentaries.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Gothic Fiction: English Terror and Carnality 2. Through American Eyes: Stoker and Shelley in US Cinema 3. Undermining British Cinema: Gothic Horror in the 1930 and 1940s, Censorship 4. Bloody Revolution: The Worldwide Impact of Hammer's Cottage Industry 5. Beyond the Arisracy 6. The Sexual Impulse 7. The Rivals: On Hammer's Coat-tails 8. Nights of the Demon: The English Supernatural Story and Film 9. One-shots and Short Runs: The Black Sheep of Gothic Cinema 10. Fresh Blood, Exhaustion: The 1970s to the Turn of the Century 11. The Legacy: Gothic Influence on Television 12. The Modern Age: Horror Redux Appendix: Interviews