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Peter Hutchings

first have appeared. Another way of establishing Fisher’s work (and particularly the horror films) as significantly British is through locating it in relation to an indigenous gothic tradition. Novels as diverse as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein , Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Bram Stoker’s Dracula stand as the best-known testaments to an apparently innate

in Terence Fisher
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Julia M. Wright

response rather than formal unity takes us closer to the larger gothic tradition that is of interest in the present study. Critiquing, parodying, and otherwise interrogating realism and its precursor, verisimilitude, is a well-established feature of the gothic from its very beginnings: discussing the first gothic novel, published in 1764 by Horace Walpole, David B. Morris argues, “In its marvels and

in Men with stakes
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Identity and culture in Clive Barker’s ‘The Forbidden’ and Bernard Rose’s Candyman
Brigid Cherry

and even established accounts of horror sub-genres in terms of broad (and thus reductive) psychological processes would seem counterproductive in this context. There are, however, strong links between the visual aesthetics of horror and the preferred underlying textual features of the favourite films which have a gendered dimension. 10 Horror, and the Gothic tradition in particular, has a long

in Monstrous adaptations
Fathers from American Gothic to Point Pleasant
Julia M. Wright

” through which the archangels Michael and Lucifer can stage their final battle. Genealogy – and specifically the patrilineal – is thus deeply embedded in the gothic tradition, even as it changes in response to shifting socioeconomic structures, and continues to play a role in the television series discussed here. The determinisms of genealogy offer an uncomfortable fit with modern ideas of the hero as an

in Men with stakes