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Universal horror

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posted on 07.04.2020, 08:55 by Brian JarvisBrian Jarvis
Universal Pictures was at the forefront of horror cinema in the first half of the twentieth century and had a formative influence on the subsequent shape of screen horror. The series of films made by Universal from the silent era to the Cold War helped establish a generic template in terms of narrative, visual style and soundscape. Universal also introduced iconic actors such as Béla Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney Jr. alongside a gallery of archetypal monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf and the Creature (a.k.a Gill-Man). This essay considers the extent to which the Universal Monsters are embedded in their historical and cultural contexts.

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

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  • English and Drama

Published in

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic

Pages

679 - 694

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© The Author

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This book chapter was published in the book The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic. The definitive published version of the book is available at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33136-8.

Publication date

2020-07-11

Copyright date

2020

ISBN

9783030331351; 9783030331368

Language

en

Editor(s)

Clive Bloom

Depositor

Dr Brian Jarvis. Deposit date: 6 April 2020

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