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Satanism Today
Language: en
Pages: 371
Authors: James R. Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A compendium of information on contemporary Satanism covers such topics as Satanic childbearing, the anticult movement, Hell's Angels, Charles Manson, and heavy metal music.
Hosting the Monster
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Holly Lynn Baumgartner, Roger Davis
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Rodopi

Hosting the Monster responds to the call of the monstrous with, not rejection, but invitation. Positing the monster as that which defies classification, the essays in this collection are an ongoing engagement with that which lies outside of established boundaries. With chapters ranging from the monstrous mother or the deformed
Divine Horror
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Cynthia J. Miller, A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-15 - Publisher: McFarland

From Rosemary’s Baby (1968) to The Witch (2015), horror films use religious entities to both inspire and combat fear and to call into question or affirm the moral order. Churches provide sanctuary, clergy cast out evil, religious icons become weapons, holy ground becomes battleground—but all of these may be turned
Giving the Devil His Due
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Regina M. Hansen
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-05 - Publisher: Fordham University Press

The first collection of essays to address Satan’s ubiquitous and popular appearances in film Lucifer and cinema have been intertwined since the origins of the medium. As humankind’s greatest antagonist and the incarnation of pure evil, the cinematic devil embodies our own culturally specific anxieties and desires, reflecting moviegoers’ collective
Dark Dreams 2.0
Language: en
Pages: 447
Authors: Charles Derry
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-21 - Publisher: McFarland

Greatly expanded and updated from the 1977 original, this new edition explores the evolution of the modern horror film, particularly as it reflects anxieties associated with the atomic bomb, the Cold War, 1960s violence, sexual liberation, the Reagan revolution, 9/11 and the Iraq War. It divides modern horror into three