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Frightmares: A History of British Horror Cinema

Ian Cooper


The horror film reveals as much, if not more, about the British psyche as the more respectable heritage film or the critically revered social realist drama. Yet, like a mad relative locked in the attic, British horror cinema has for too long been ignored and maligned. Even when it has been celebrated, neglect is not far behind and what studies there have been concentrate largely on the output of Hammer, the best-known producers of British horror. But this is only part of the story. It's a tradition that encompasses the last days of British music hall theater, celebrated auteurs such as Alfred ... More

Keywords: horror film, British horror cinema, music hall theatre, Hammer horror, American International Pictures, American filmmakers, European filmmakers, British cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780993071737
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Cooper, author