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“A Kind of Bacall Quality”: Jamie Lee Curtis, Stardom, and Gentrifying Non-Hollywood Horror

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... Although non-horrifying content dominates most horror films, and plays key roles in the ways that they are targeted to audiences (see e.g. Austin, 2002; Nowell, 2011), academic and popular accounts of their assembly and marketing typically...

Introduction: There’s Gold in Them There Chills

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... dimensions of genre-mixing or hybridity see Altman, 1999, pp. 128–32; Nowell, 2011, pp. 24–9). For example, Prom Night (1980) borrowed content from, was marketed as, and—based on journalistic responses—was understood at the time of its original...

Cars and Girls (and Burgers and Weed): Branding, Mainstreaming, and Crown International Pictures’ SoCal Drive-in Movies

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grindhouse : Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... 1970s’ institutionalization of the Hollywood teen film,See Richard Nowell, “There’s More than One Way to Lose Your Heart: The American Film Industry, Early Teen Slasher Films, and Female Youth,” Cinema Journal 51:1 (2011): 123–128. a development...
... By “Poverty Row” I mean thinly capitalized independent companies that specialized in the supply of low-budget films primarily for rural markets (see Jacobs, 1934).In a recent essay, Richard Nowell distills efforts to account for production trends...

“New Decade, New Rules”

Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... is unequivocally deserving of acclaim. I thank Richard Nowell for pointing out that at least some proportion of the Scream series’ critical praise and the academic interest in its “innovation” and originality is founded on carefully,...

Conclusion

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Blood Money : A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle

Continuum, 2011

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...After several miserable failures, frustrated high school senior Edward ‘Pee Wee’ Morris (Dan Monahan) is about to lose his virginity. His buddies are all on hand to impart words of encouragement as their diminutive friend slopes...

Low Budgets, No Budgets, and Digital-video Nasties: Recent British Horror and Informal Distribution

Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker is a Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University, UK. His writing on horror and exploitation cinema can be read in journals such as Horror Studies, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, and in his forthcoming books Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society (2015) and Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (Bloomsbury, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... in the twenty-first century, from the high street and the web store to YouTube and beyond. Thus, where the British filmmaker Richard Stanley was not alone in suggesting that, in the 1990s, DTV horror had brought an end to what he deemed to be the “great...

Strange Enjoyments: The Marketing and Reception of Horror in the Civil Rights Era Black Press

Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... total absorption in Corman’s second Poe adaptation, Pit and the Pendulum (1961): “The screenplay, a horror film giant, written by Richard Matheson […] presents an aura of mystery from the beginning scenes and viewers are held in breathless...

A Slay-Ride to Small-Town, USA

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Blood Money : A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle

Continuum, 2011

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... for portraying female youth sensitively as for crafting an effective chiller. Richard Schickel of Time magazine (1976), for example, described a sequence in which Carrie is bullied as ‘the most terrifying demonstration of the adolescent capacity...

By the Book: American Horror Cinema and Horror Literature of the Late 1960s and 1970s

Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... the attention that it possibly merits. Conclusion Richard Nowell (2011) has explored the rise of the slasher film and the way in which it orientated horror firmly to teenage audiences. Here is the most plausible explanation for why horror...