Spanish Horror Film

by Antonio Lazaro-Reboll
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Performing Arts
Pages: 256 pages
ISBN 13: 0748636404
ISBN 10: 9780748636402
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Spanish Horror Film is the first in-depth exploration of the genre in Spain from the 'horror boom' of the late 1960s and early 1970s to the most recent production in the current renaissance of Spanish genre cinema, through a study of its production, circulation, regulation and consumption. The examination of this rich cinematic tradition is firmly located in relation to broader historical and cultural shifts in recent Spanish history and as an important part of the European horror film tradition and the global culture of psychotronia.
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