Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2007

272 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719076039

Bookseller Code (06)


Monstrous adaptations

Generic and thematic mutations in horror film

Richard J. Hand and Jay McRoy

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Addresses the concept of adaptation in relation to horror cinema
  • Engages with an impressive range of horror texts, from the earliest silent horror films through to important contemporary phenomena, such as Japanese horror cinema
  • Offers significant insights into cinematic adaptations of horror literature by H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, and Clive Barker
  • Consists of completely original essays by top scholars in the field of horror film analysis and adaptation studies