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“Why Would you Film It?” Snuff, Sinister, and Contemporary Us Horror Cinema

Shaun Kimber

Shaun Kimber is Senior Lecturer in Media Theory at Bournemouth University, UK. He is the author of Controversies: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (2011) and is currently working on the co-authored book Writing & Selling Horror Screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...When considering the representation of snuff within fictional films, Sinister (Scott Derrickson, 2012) may not immediately spring to mind. Indeed, as is evident from the range of contributions to this volume, we might more readily associate...

Traces of Snuff: Black Markets, Fan Subcultures, and Underground Horror in the 1990s

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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Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter seeks to explore the centrality, and significance, of underground horror films to fan cultures in the 1990s, demonstrating how a swelling interest in gory paracinemaJeffrey Sconce, “ ‘Trashing’ the Academy: Taste, Excess...

Snuff 2.0: Real Death Goes Hd Ready

Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Since the kidnap and filmed murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, in February 2002, the urban myth of the “snuff video,” where the death of a human being is staged primarily for the benefit of the unblinking eye...

American Science Fiction Post-9/11

Lincoln Geraghty

Lincoln Geraghty is Principal Lecturer in Film Studies and Subject Leader for Media Studies in the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media at the University of Portsmouth. He is author of Living with Star Trek: American Culture and the Star Trek Universe, editor of The Influence of Star Trek on Television, Film and Culture, and co-editor of The Shifting Definitions of Genre: Essays on Labelling Films, Television Shows and Media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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American Science Fiction Film and Television

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...The events of September 11, 2001, are now part of history, yet the images of that day are indelibly etched on the minds of millions of people around the world. So dramatic was the effect of this one day on the American psyche that many...

The Affective Reality of Snuff

Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...I am a late-comer to snuff. That may sound like the start of a true-confessions memoir, but I mean it less as a personal revelation than a statement about the inherent temporality of the snuff film as a certain experience of extremist...

Affect and the Ethics of Snuff in Extreme Art Cinema

Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter considers the cultural mythology of the snuff film in relation to the paradigm of the “new extremism” in global art cinema. It will locate the trope of snuff —defined here as a fictional narrative device that features...

Watching Star Wars Alone

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

Book chapter

...The Emperor wants to control outer space, Yoda wants to explore inner space. That's the fundamental difference between the good and the bad sides of the force.The special edition of Star Wars: A New Hope, which was released for the film...

Animal Snuff

Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter reflects upon the use of actual violent death in fictional films, defining an alternative area of critical study that consolidates and elaborates upon the broader scholarship of genuine cinematic violence. That alternative area...

Theorizing Asian Cinema(s)

Contemporary Asian Cinema : Popular Culture in a Global Frame

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...As illustrated in the introduction to this book, the characters of Hock in Forever Fever and Sameer and Pooja in Dil Chahta Hai represent moments and positions of spectatorial identification with the screen image. Identification occurs...

Science Fiction, Audiences and the Internet

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...In 1984, William Gibson’s science-fiction novel Neuromancer imagined a network of ‘interconnected computers and databanks, which users entered by directly connecting their consciousness to the network or matrix … Once inside, users could...