Paper $60.00 ISBN: 9781786834966 Published February 2020 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
An e-book edition will be published.

Masks in Horror Cinema

Eyes Without Faces

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Masks in Horror Cinema

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Distributed for University of Wales Press

288 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $60.00 ISBN: 9781786834966 Published February 2020 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
E-book $60.00 ISBN: 9781786834973 Will Publish February 2020 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Masks in Horror Cinema explores the endurance of the mask in this genre. As a transformative device, masks are approached historically and cross-culturally to examine how masked rituals intersect with power, ideology and identity. The power of the mask evolves in horror movies, reflecting new contexts and rendering them a persistent and dynamic aspect of horror’s iconography.
Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction - Why Masks? Ritual, Power and Transformation Chapter One: Situating Masks and Horror Cinema Part One: Masks, Horror and Cinema: Towards Codification Chapter Two: Masks and Horror in Literary and Performance Traditions and E
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