New Blood in Contemporary Cinema: Women Directors and the Poetics of Horror

New Blood in Contemporary Cinema: Women Directors and the Poetics of Horror by Patricia Pisters 1474466966 9781474466967
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Since the turn of the millennium, a growing number of female filmmakers have appropriated the aesthetics of horror for their films. In this book, Patricia Pisters investigates contemporary women directors such as Ngozi Onwurah, Claire Denis, Lucile Hadzihalilovic and Ana Lily Amirpour, who put 'a poetics of horror' to new use in their work, expanding the range of gendered and racialised perspectives in the horror genre.

Exploring themes such as rage, trauma, sexuality, family ties and politics, New Blood in Contemporary Cinema takes on avenging women, bloody vampires, lustful witches, scary mothers, terrifying offspring and female Frankensteins. By following a red trail of blood, the book illuminates a new generation of women directors who have enlarged the general scope and stretched the emotional spectrum of the genre.

Author: Patricia Pisters

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Publication Date: 2022-08-31


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