Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 June 1997

336 Pages | 31 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719044731

Bookseller Code (06)


Monsters in the closet

Homosexuality and the Horror Film

Harry M. Benshoff

Published by Manchester University Press

Inside Popular Film MUP

  • One of the few books to address the horror film from any kind of critical position Unique - The first history of the horror film to approach it from a queer perspective Written with detail and thoroughness - covers all eras of the horror film and correlates specific types of movie monsters to the historical social conditions which produced them Explores how popular culture encodes and demonizes queerness within the generic format of the horror film

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