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Rebekah Owens


Why write about Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971) as part of a series of books dedicated to the classics of the horror movie genre? Because, this book argues, just as Banquo in Polanski's film holds up a series of mirrors that reflect images of his successors that trace back to his own son Fleance, so subsequent milestones in the genre show their lineage to this work, their originator. Polanski had previously made Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary's Baby (1968), so he was fully aware of the conventions of the horror genre and this film provides clues to his own horror lexicon. This book demonstrates ... More

Keywords: Roman Polanski, horror movie, horror genre, British Folk tradition, American horror films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325130
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325130.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebekah Owens, author