By Harry M. Benshoff
This state of the art assortment gains unique essays by way of eminent students on one among cinema's such a lot dynamic and enduringly well known genres, protecting every little thing from the background of horror video clips to the most recent serious approaches.
• participants comprise the various most interesting lecturers operating within the box, in addition to fascinating more youthful scholars
• diversified and finished insurance, from the background of horror to broader problems with censorship, gender, and sexuality
• Covers either English-language and non-English horror movie traditions
• Key issues comprise horror movie aesthetics, theoretical ways, distribution, artwork condo cinema, ethnographic surrealism, and horror's relation to documentary movie practice
• a radical remedy of this dynamic movie style fitted to students and lovers alike
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Extra resources for A Companion to the Horror Film
1990) The Philosophy of Horror; or, Paradoxes of the Heart, Routledge, New York. Carroll, N. (1996) Prospects for film theory: a personal assessment, in Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies (eds N. Carroll and D. Bordwell), University of Wisconsin Press, Madison. Cognitive and Philosophical Approaches to Horror 19 Carroll, N. (1999) Horror and humor. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 57 (2), 145–160. Feagin, S. (1983) The pleasures of tragedy. American Philosophical Quarterly, 20 (1), 95–104.
If we want to be able to acknowledge the difference, as we should, we must resist Radford’s charge that all fictional emotions are irrational (Gaut, 2007: 216–227). Up to this point, I have been talking as if people are scared of horror monsters. But this leaves an ambiguity. It is doubtful that people are typically frightened for themselves. That is, they do not fear that the monster will get them. No, audiences fear for the characters. They fear for others. We might be startled and disgusted by horror, but that is different than fear.
The rationality of fearing for the inhabitants of merely imagined worlds is precisely what is at issue. Noting that the characters inhabit an imagined world does not make them any more real. Accordingly, it is unclear how this refinement makes it any more rational to fear for their safety. Of course, this is not the end of the story. But we have yet another unsolved problem on our hands. Concluding Remarks In this chapter I evaluated some of the leading answers to four questions that occupy center stage in the analytic-cognitivist literature on horror: (i) What is horror?
A Companion to the Horror Film by Harry M. Benshoff