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The Resource Monstrous children and childish monsters : essays on cinema's holy terrors, edited by Markus P.J. Bohlmann and Sean Moreland ; forewords by Steven Bruhm and James R. Kincaid ; afterwords by Kathryn Bond Stockton and Harry M. Benshoff

Monstrous children and childish monsters : essays on cinema's holy terrors, edited by Markus P.J. Bohlmann and Sean Moreland ; forewords by Steven Bruhm and James R. Kincaid ; afterwords by Kathryn Bond Stockton and Harry M. Benshoff

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Monstrous children and childish monsters : essays on cinema's holy terrors
Title
Monstrous children and childish monsters
Title remainder
essays on cinema's holy terrors
Statement of responsibility
edited by Markus P.J. Bohlmann and Sean Moreland ; forewords by Steven Bruhm and James R. Kincaid ; afterwords by Kathryn Bond Stockton and Harry M. Benshoff
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
"Depictions of children as monsters have held a tremendous fascination for film audiences for decades. Numerous social factors have influenced the popularity and longevity of the monster-child trope. This collection of fresh essays discusses the representation of monstrous children in popular cinema since the 1950s, with a focus on the relationship between monstrosity and "childness.""--
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DLC
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.C45
LC item number
M77 2015
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1978-
  • 1975-
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  • Bohlmann, Markus P.J.
  • Moreland, Sean
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  • Children in motion pictures
  • Horror films
  • Children in motion pictures
  • Horror films
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Monstrous children and childish monsters : essays on cinema's holy terrors, edited by Markus P.J. Bohlmann and Sean Moreland ; forewords by Steven Bruhm and James R. Kincaid ; afterwords by Kathryn Bond Stockton and Harry M. Benshoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: holy terrors and other musings on "monstrous"-childness / Markus P.J. Bohlmann and Sean Moreland -- Look who's stalking. Monstrous newborns and the mothers who love them: critiques of intensive mothering in twenty-first-century horror films / Karen J. Renner -- "She needs more": the villainization of infertile women in horror films / Brooke W. Edge -- When procreation becomes perversion: zombie babies / Kristine Larsen -- Frankenstein's kindergarten. "My hideous cinematic progeny": Rosemary's baby, Eraserhead and Frankenstein / Sarah Leventer -- "Doesn't everyone want their parents dead?" monstrous children in the films of Ridley Scott / Colin Yeo -- Of radioactive sprites and diminutive tyrants: Hammer's monstrous children / Rebecca A. Brown -- The adoption papers (adaptations). What about Grendel's son? shades of monstrosity in Beowulf and Grendel / Danny Gorny -- Bringing out Henry James's little monsters: two film approaches to The turn of the screw / Fredrik Tydal -- The monstrous child: replacement and repetition in The shining / Dustin Freeley -- Troubled teens and in-betweens. Demon drugs or demon children: take your pick / Sharon Packer -- Disability and slasher cinema's unsung "children" / John Edgar Browning -- Monstrous mammies in Lee Daniels' Precious / Debbie Olson -- Violent nymphs: vampire and vigilante children in contemporary cinema / Lisa Cunningham -- Peek-a-boo: future monstrosities and beyond. "Insects trapped in amber": the mutant child seer in contemporary Spanish horror film / Jessica Balanzategui -- Hanna: the child as monster who is supposed to believe / Tamas Nagypal
Control code
903213151
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780786494798
Lccn
2015004998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903213151
Label
Monstrous children and childish monsters : essays on cinema's holy terrors, edited by Markus P.J. Bohlmann and Sean Moreland ; forewords by Steven Bruhm and James R. Kincaid ; afterwords by Kathryn Bond Stockton and Harry M. Benshoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: holy terrors and other musings on "monstrous"-childness / Markus P.J. Bohlmann and Sean Moreland -- Look who's stalking. Monstrous newborns and the mothers who love them: critiques of intensive mothering in twenty-first-century horror films / Karen J. Renner -- "She needs more": the villainization of infertile women in horror films / Brooke W. Edge -- When procreation becomes perversion: zombie babies / Kristine Larsen -- Frankenstein's kindergarten. "My hideous cinematic progeny": Rosemary's baby, Eraserhead and Frankenstein / Sarah Leventer -- "Doesn't everyone want their parents dead?" monstrous children in the films of Ridley Scott / Colin Yeo -- Of radioactive sprites and diminutive tyrants: Hammer's monstrous children / Rebecca A. Brown -- The adoption papers (adaptations). What about Grendel's son? shades of monstrosity in Beowulf and Grendel / Danny Gorny -- Bringing out Henry James's little monsters: two film approaches to The turn of the screw / Fredrik Tydal -- The monstrous child: replacement and repetition in The shining / Dustin Freeley -- Troubled teens and in-betweens. Demon drugs or demon children: take your pick / Sharon Packer -- Disability and slasher cinema's unsung "children" / John Edgar Browning -- Monstrous mammies in Lee Daniels' Precious / Debbie Olson -- Violent nymphs: vampire and vigilante children in contemporary cinema / Lisa Cunningham -- Peek-a-boo: future monstrosities and beyond. "Insects trapped in amber": the mutant child seer in contemporary Spanish horror film / Jessica Balanzategui -- Hanna: the child as monster who is supposed to believe / Tamas Nagypal
Control code
903213151
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780786494798
Lccn
2015004998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903213151

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