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Masks in Horror Cinema

Eyes Without Faces

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.

288 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Horror Studies

History: General History

Literature and Literary Criticism:


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Table of 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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