New Blood in Contemporary Cinema: Women Directors and the Poetics of Horror (Hardcover)

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Since the turn of the millennium, a growing number of female filmmakers have appropriated the aesthetics of horror for their films. In this book, Patricia Pisters investigates contemporary women directors such as Ngozi Onwurah, Claire Denis, Lucile Hadzihalilovic and Ana Lily Amirpour, who put 'a poetics of horror' to new use in their work, expanding the range of gendered and racialised perspectives in the horror genre.

Exploring themes such as rage, trauma, sexuality, family ties and politics, New Blood in Contemporary Cinema takes on avenging women, bloody vampires, lustful witches, scary mothers, terrifying offspring and female Frankensteins. By following a red trail of blood, the book illuminates a new generation of women directors who have enlarged the general scope and stretched the emotional spectrum of the genre.

About the Author


Professor Patricia Pisters is Professor of Film Studies and Media Culture at the University of Amsterdam.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474466950
ISBN-10: 1474466958
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2020
Pages: 256
Language: English