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Lindsay Hallam

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781911325642

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781911325642.001.0001

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What Follows: The Influence of Fire Walk With Me

What Follows: The Influence of Fire Walk With Me

(p.95) What Follows: The Influence of Fire Walk With Me
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Lindsay Hallam

Liverpool University Press

This chapter points out how the scenes of horror in David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me are markedly different to those from what could be deemed to be more 'typical' horror films. It describes Fire Walk With Me as a shining example of how horror films also explore the emotions and experiences of trauma, grief, despair, and family dysfunction. It also explains how horror films comment on wider societal issues and examine complex relationships with own psychology, body and sexuality, and spiritual, metaphysical, and philosophical beliefs. This chapter cites horror films tha tare often marginalised as nothing more than a cheap rollercoaster ride with a scant regard for narrative and a bloodthirsty attitude. It discusses Fire Walk With Me's influence on contemporary horror cinema, which have been subject to the 'post-horror' debate.

Keywords:   David Lynch, Twin Peaks, Fire Walk With Me, horror films, trauma, grief, despair, family dysfunction

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