By Barry Curtis
In this wide-ranging and compelling examine, Curtis demonstrates how the claustrophobic interiors of haunted areas in motion pictures connect with the ‘dark locations’ of the human psyche. He examines diversified subject matters comparable to the lighting tricks – starting from crude to state of the art – utilized in video clips to rouse supernatural creatures; the constructions, projections and structure of horror motion picture units; and ghosts as symbols of loss, amnesia, injustice and vengeance. darkish areas additionally examines the reconfiguration of the haunted apartment in movie as a hotel, an house, a street or a spaceship, and the way those re-imagined areas thematically connect with Gothic fictions.
Curtis attracts his examples from various iconic motion pictures – together with Nosferatu, Psycho, The Texas Chain observed bloodbath and The Shining – in addition to lesser-known overseas works. jap horror motion pictures and their Hollywood remakes – reminiscent of Ringu and the hoop, or Juon and The Grudge – come below specific scrutiny, as he explores jap cinema’s preoccupation with malevolent forces from the past.
Whether you like the splatter of blood or wish to conceal lower than the sofa, darkish areas cuts to the guts of why we're interested in carnage.
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