Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema: Traces of a Lost Decade

The Nineteen Forties is a misplaced decade in horror cinema, undervalued and written out of so much horror scholarship. This assortment revises, reframes, and deconstructs continual serious binaries which were installed position through scholarly discourse to label Nineteen Forties horror as in some way not so good as a "classical" interval or "canonical" mode of horror within the Thirties, in particular as represented via the monster motion pictures of common Studios. The book's 4 sections reassess the old, political, monetary, and cultural components informing Nineteen Forties horror cinema to introduce new theoretical frameworks and to open up area for scholarly dialogue of Forties horror style hybridity, periodization, and aesthetics. Chapters fascinated about Gothic and Grand Guignol traditions working in forties horror cinema, Nineteen Forties proto-slasher movies, the self sustaining horrors of the Poverty Row studios, and demanding reevaluations of missed hybrid motion pictures reminiscent of The Vampire's Ghost (1945) and "slippery" auteurs comparable to Robert Siodmak and Sam Neufield, paintings to recuperate a decade of horror that has been framed as having fallen sufferer to repetition, exhaustion, and decline.

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