By Dominic Lennard
Since the Fifties, childrens have supplied a few of horror’s most popular and enduring villains, from dainty psychopath Rhoda Penmark of The undesirable Seed (1956) and spectacularly possessed Regan MacNeil of The Exorcist (1973) to psychic ghost-girl Samara of The Ring (2002) and followed terror Esther of Orphan (2009). utilizing numerous severe ways, together with these of cinema reports, cultural reviews, gender reviews, and psychoanalysis, Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors deals the 1st full-length learn of those baby monsters. In doing so, the publication highlights horror as a subject matter of research that's particularly pertinent socially and politically, exposing the style as a domain of deep ambivalence toward—and even hatred of—children.
“Deftly geared up, elegantly written, and graced all through with quite a few stills and body blowups, Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors has whatever to supply either the lay reader and the scholar.” — CHOICE
“This is impeccably good researched and awarded. It holds its personal on the most sensible of movie reviews scholarship. Sprightly in its survey throughout key components of cultural nervousness and ready to draw on a variety of lucid examples, Lennard produces refined and intricate prolonged analyses the place invaluable. A excitement to read.” — Linda Ruth Williams, college of Southampton, United Kingdom
Dominic Lennard is affiliate Lecturer within the Centre for collage Pathways and Partnerships on the college of Tasmania, Australia.
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Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors: The Child Villains of Horror Film (SUNY series, Horizons of Cinema) by Dominic Lennard