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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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(p.195) Conclusion

Ian Cooper

Liverpool University Press

This chapter iterates the journey that the horror genre endured from its slow rise starting from the late 1950s to the recent day. It talks about the difficulties that were brought about by the invention of the VCR, video nasties, and how regulators had stepped in. The chapter talks about some of the concerns people had about sexual and sadistic violence. It discusses the revival of Victorian crime genre and how the horror genre may possibly never benefit from another Hammer studio. It also discusses the remnants of what used to be the horror genre, enumerating several films from the 2010s that keep the horror genre and its heritage alive.

Keywords:   VCR, video nasties, film regulation, sexual violence, sadistic violence, Victorian crime genre, horror genre, horror heritage

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