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Classic horror films and the literature that inspired them

by Backer, Ron, 1951-

Format: Print Book 2015
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1995.9.H6 B23 2015
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN1995.9.H6 B23 2015
Classic horror films such as Dracula, Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Gray are based on famous novels. Less well known--even to avid horror fans--are the many other memorable films based on literary works. Beginning in the silent era and continuing to the present, numerous horror films found their inspiration in novels, novellas, short stories and poems, though many of these written works are long forgotten. This book examines 43 works of literature--from the famous to the obscure--that provided the basis for 62 horror films. Both the written works and the films are analyzed critically, with an emphasis on the symbiosis between the two. Background on the authors and their writings is provided.
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Subjects Horror films -- History and criticism.
Horror tales -- Film adaptations.
Horror tales, American -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Horror tales, English -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Horror tales, American -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Horror tales, English -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Publisher Jefferson, North Carolina :2015
Language English
Description viii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-356) and index.
ISBN 9780786498963
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