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By Alison Peirse

After Dracula tells of flicks set in London usic halls and Yorkshire coal mines, South Sea Islands and Hungarian modernist homes of horror, with narrators that survey the outskirts of up to date Paris and trip again in time to old Egypt. Alison Peirse argues that Dracula (1931) has been canonised to the detriment of alternative leading edge and unique Nineteen Thirties horror movies in Europe and the United States. via casting out the deified vampire, she finds a cycle of movies revamped the Thirties that straddle either the pre- and post-regulatory period of the Hays construction Code an stringent censorship from the British Board of movie Censors. those movies are indepenedent and studio productions, literary variations, folktales and unique screenplays, and contain Werewolf of London, the fellow Who replaced His brain, Island of misplaced Souls and Vampyr. The ebook considers the horror genre's foreign evolution in this interval, enticing with a couple of eu horror motion pictures that experience hitherto bought cursory consciousness. It makes a speciality of the interaction among Continental, British and transatlantic contexts, and especially at the interesting, the vague and the underrated.

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