Divine Horror: Essays on the Cinematic Battle Between the by Cynthia J. Miller,A. Bowdoin Van Riper

By Cynthia J. Miller,A. Bowdoin Van Riper

From Rosemary’s Baby (1968) to The Witch (2015), horror movies use non secular entities to either motivate and wrestle worry and to name into query or verify the ethical order. church buildings offer sanctuary, clergy solid out evil, non secular icons develop into guns, holy floor turns into battleground—but all of those will be grew to become from their unique purpose.
This selection of new essays explores fifty years of style horror within which manifestations of the sacred or profane play a cloth position. The participants discover portrayals of the conflict among reliable and evil and their archetypes in such classics as The Omen (1976), The Exorcist (1973) and Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), in addition to in renowned franchises like Hellraiser and Hellboy and cult movies reminiscent of God instructed Me To (1976), Thirst (2009) and Frailty (2001).

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