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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...

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

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...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...

Wild Eyes, Dead Ladies: the Snuff Filmmaker in Realist Horror

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson teaches film at the University of Lincoln, UK, and has published on popular cinema in various books and journals. He is currently preparing a critical study of Hollywood’s representation of the adult film industry. 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

...The fictional snuff filmmaker has become an important constituent of the “realist” branch of the horror genre,For insight and elaboration upon the use of this generic term, see Cynthia Freeland, “Realist Horror,” in Philosophy and Film...
...The iconic opening sequence of Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960) laid down the aesthetic and stylistic grounds for fictional snuff. In it, an initial extreme close-up of an eye opening suddenly, as if awakened brusquely during sleep...

Epilogue: The Repeated Pleasures of Science Fiction Film and Television

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

...Both series like Star Trek: Enterprise and Battlestar Galactica offer expansive narrative worlds in which viewers, particularly those defined as cult fans, can engross themselves. The television formats that support their production...

A View to a Kill: Perspectives on Faux-Snuff and Self

Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...To date, scholarly debate about the content of snuff-themed fiction has predominantly focused on two cojoining issues: realism and affect.See, for example, Joel Black, “Real(ist) Horror: From Execution Videos to Snuff Films,” in Underground...

Introduction

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson teaches film at the University of Lincoln, UK, and has published on popular cinema in various books and journals. He is currently preparing a critical study of Hollywood’s representation of the adult film industry. 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

...Ed Sanders, The Family (Boston, MA: De Capo Press, 2002): 168.It was kind of an interesting flick (!!)Quoted in Jay Lynch, “The Facts About the Snuff Film Rumors,” Oui, July 1976, 118.If this snuff rumour goes on long enough,eventually some...

Slash and Other Stories

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University and editor of Cinema Journal. He is the author of several books on popular culture, including Batman Unmasked and Hunting the Dark Knight. 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

...There are posters for films on the wall. A three-quarters naked woman in a white dress with a very strange hairstyle—it looks as if she had bread rolls in her ears—carrying a science-fiction pistol in her left hand and pointing it very...

Speculation

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University and editor of Cinema Journal. He is the author of several books on popular culture, including Batman Unmasked and Hunting the Dark Knight. 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 last I heard, Star Wars: Episode II is going to be called The Lost Apprentice. But don't trust me on that.Less than a month later, on August 6, Starwars.com announced the title Attack of the Clones, and the TFN boards went...

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...