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By Alison Peirse

ISBN-10: 1848855311

ISBN-13: 9781848855311

After Dracula tells of flicks set in London usic halls and Yorkshire coal mines, South Sea Islands and Hungarian modernist homes of horror, with narrators that survey the outskirts of latest Paris and trip again in time to old Egypt. Alison Peirse argues that Dracula (1931) has been canonised to the detriment of different leading edge and unique Nineteen Thirties horror movies in Europe and the US. via casting out the deified vampire, she unearths a cycle of flicks revamped the Thirties that straddle either the pre- and post-regulatory period of the Hays creation Code an stringent censorship from the British Board of movie Censors. those movies are indepenedent and studio productions, literary diversifications, folktales and unique screenplays, and comprise Werewolf of London, the fellow Who replaced His brain, Island of misplaced Souls and Vampyr. The ebook considers the horror genre's overseas evolution in this interval, enticing with a couple of eu horror motion pictures that experience hitherto acquired cursory realization. It makes a speciality of the interaction among Continental, British and transatlantic contexts, and especially at the interesting, the vague and the underrated.

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