March 4, 2017

After Dracula: The 1930s Horror Film by Alison Peirse

By Alison Peirse

After Dracula tells of flicks set in London usic halls and Yorkshire coal mines, South Sea Islands and Hungarian modernist homes of horror, with narrators that survey the outskirts of latest Paris and shuttle again in time to historic Egypt. Alison Peirse argues that Dracula (1931) has been canonised to the detriment of alternative leading edge and unique Nineteen Thirties horror motion pictures in Europe and the USA. through casting out the deified vampire, she finds a cycle of movies remodeled the Nineteen Thirties that straddle either the pre- and post-regulatory period of the Hays construction Code an stringent censorship from the British Board of movie Censors. those motion pictures are indepenedent and studio productions, literary variations, folktales and unique screenplays, and comprise Werewolf of London, the guy Who replaced His brain, Island of misplaced Souls and Vampyr. The ebook considers the horror genre's overseas evolution in this interval, enticing with a few ecu horror motion pictures that experience hitherto bought cursory awareness. It specializes in the interaction among Continental, British and transatlantic contexts, and especially at the fascinating, the imprecise and the underrated.

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