A definitive study of the British horror film from its beginnings in the 1940s through to the 21st century
Introduction 1. Gothic Fiction: English Terror and Carnality 2. Through American Eyes: Stoker and Shelley in US Cinema 3. Undermining British Cinema: Gothic Horror in the 1930 and 1940s, Censorship 4. Bloody Revolution: The Worldwide Impact of Hammer's Cottage Industry 5. Beyond the Aristocracy 6. The Sexual Impulse 7. The Rivals: On Hammer's Coat-tails 8. Nights of the Demon: The English Supernatural Story and Film 9. One-shots and Short Runs: The Black Sheep of Gothic Cinema 10. Fresh Blood, Exhaustion: The 1970s to the Turn of the Century 11. The Legacy: Gothic Influence on Television 12. The Modern Age: Horror Redux Appendix: Interviews
Barry Forshaw celebrates with enthusiasm the British horror film and its fascination for macabre cinema. A definitive study of the genre, British Gothic Cinema discusses the flowering of the field, with every key film discussed from its beginnings in the 1940s through to the 21st century.