Spanish Horror Film

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Edinburgh University Press, Nov 20, 2012 - Performing Arts - 308 pages
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Spanish Horror Film is the first in-depth exploration of the genre in Spain from the 'horror boom' of the late 1960s and early 1970s to the most recent production in the current renaissance of Spanish genre cinema, through a study of its production, circulation, regulation and consumption. The examination of this rich cinematic tradition is firmly located in relation to broader historical and cultural shifts in recent Spanish history and as an important part of the European horror film tradition and the global culture of psychotronia.Key Features*The first critical study on Spanish horror film to be published in English.*An overview of key directors, cycles and representative films as well as of more obscure and neglected horror production.*A detailed analysis of the work of directors such as Jes?s Franco, Amando de Ossorio, Narciso Ib??ez Serrador, Eloy de la Iglesia, Jaume Balaguer?, Nacho Cerd? and Guillermo del Toro's Spanish films.*A focus on critical and cult contexts of reception in Spain, Great Britain and USA.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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2 SPANISH HALL OF MONSTERS IN THE 1960s AND EARLY 1970s
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HISTORIAS PARA NO DORMIR 19668 LA RESIDENCIA 1969 AND QUIÉN PUEDE MATAR A UN NIÑO? 1976
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4 THE HORROR CYCLE OF ELOY DE LA IGLESIA 19713
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FROM TERROR FANTASTIC 19713 TO 2000 MANIACOS1989PRESENT
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6 POST1975 HORROR PRODUCTION
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NACHO CERDÀ JAUME BALAGUERÓ AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO
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CONCLUSION
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SELECT FILMOGRAPHY
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
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INDEX
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Antonio Lázaro-Reboll is Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Kent.

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