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FrightmaresA History of British Horror Cinema$
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Ian Cooper

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780993071737

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.001.0001

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Rising from the Grave – The Slow, Painful Birth of the New Wave of British Horror

Rising from the Grave – The Slow, Painful Birth of the New Wave of British Horror

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(p.169) Chapter 6: Rising from the Grave – The Slow, Painful Birth of the New Wave of British Horror
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Frightmares
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Ian Cooper

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.003.0007

This chapter talks about the decline of British gothic. It discusses how ironically, the low-budget British gothic was dying as Hollywood horror had acquired a kind of respectability. The chapter states that one sure sign of the poor state of the film industry during this period is the fact that the most notable genre offering was a prime-time BBC production. It talks about video nasties and how the cassette recorder brought about social anxieties. The chapter then reviews the impact that the coming of the VCR. It discusses horror movies that rose during the early 2000s, such as Dog Soldiers, Eden Lake, From Down Terrace, High Rise, and Kill List.

Keywords:   gothic film decline, British gothic, video nasties, cassette recorder, film industry, VCR

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