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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

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...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...

Amateurs: Naïve Artists or Everyday Experts?

Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...What are the skills, the pleasures and the subjective meanings of being “amateur” using the internet to express his passion? The amateur is not the opposite of the professional, he is halfway between the ordinary man and the professional...

Cinema As Snuff: From Precinema to Shadow of the Vampire

Snuff : Real Death and Screen Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A theatrical audience gives me life … this … thing only takes it from me.GRETA SCHROEDER, SHADOW OF THE VAMPIREUnder scrutiny, “snuff”—in the sense of a film that whether for profit or for art’s sake, depicts real deathAlthough snuff...

Star Wars and Everyday Life

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

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...Star Wars is hard to avoid. On a Friday night in England, sitting in and flipping around the television channels, you could go from the, Simpsons episode guest starring Chewbacca“The Springfield Files,” Simpsons. to the sitcom Spaced, where...
...It is accepted that the earliest appearance of the phrase “snuff movie” is in Ed Sanders’ 1971 book, The Family: The Story of Charles Manson’s Dune Buggy Attack Battalion. According to Sanders, an anonymous associate of Manson’s group...

“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

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...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

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...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

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...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...