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Professor Murray Leeder Releases New Book “Horror Film: A Critical Introduction"

Horror Film: A Critical Introduction, the newest in Bloomsbury's Film Genre series, balances the discussions of horror's history, theory, and aesthetics as no introductory book ever has. Featuring studies of films both obscure and famous, Horror Film is international in its scope and chronicles horror from its silent roots until today. As a straightforward and convenient critical introduction to the history and key academic approaches, this book is accessible to the beginner but still of interest to the expert.


“Ambitious and wide-ranging, Horror Film is a welcome, accessible overview of this most disreputable and delightful of genres. Leeder's focus is the reader new to studying horror: the fan, the student, the film practitioner looking to 'gen up' on genre. With clear, jargon free language, Leeder expertly guides the reader through horror standards including Dracula and Night of the Living Dead, while also making space to explore lesser known gems such as Eyes Without a Face and Ginger Snaps, smart indie films designed to provoke shock, disgust and dark pleasures.” –  Alison Peirse, Lecturer in Writing for Screen and Stage, University of York, UK


Please click here to purchase Horror Film: A Critical Introduction