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Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film

Author: Benshoff, Harry M.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Pub Date: 19/06/1997
ISBN: 9780719044731
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Quick overview This history of the horror film explores the genre's relationship to the social and cultural history of homosexuality in America. The text draws on a wide variety of films and primary sources including censorship files, critical reviews, promotional materials, fanzines and popular news weeklies.
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One of the few books to address the horror film from any kind of critical position. Unique - The first history of the horror film to approach it from a queer perspective. Written with detail and thoroughness - covers all eras of the horror film and correlates specific types of movie monsters to the historical social conditions which produced them. Explores how popular culture encodes and demonizes queerness within the generic format of the horror film.

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