The Haunted House on Film

An Historical Analysis

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About the Book

A popular phenomenon since antiquity, the image of the haunted house is one that has translated elegantly into the modern medium of film. The haunted house transcends genre, appearing in mysteries, gothic romances, comedies and horror films. This book is the first comprehensive historical and critical study of themes surrounding haunted houses in film. Covering over 100 films, this reference work spans from the Mystery House thrillers of the silent era to the high-tech, big budget productions of the 21st Century. Included are the works of acclaimed directors such as D.W. Griffith, Robert Wise, Mario Bava, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Tim Burton and Guillermo Del Toro. The book also covers the real-life haunted house phenomenon and movies based on paranormal case files, including those featured in films like the Conjuringseries.

About the Author(s)

Paul Meehan is the author of several books on science fiction, film noir and horror films, and he is a contributor to the Noir City Sentinel, the journal of the Film Noir Foundation. He lives in San Francisco.

Bibliographic Details

Paul Meehan
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 60 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7458-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3820-1
Imprint: McFarland