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Monstrous nature : environment and horror on the big screen / Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann.

Robin L. Murray, author.

Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016].

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  • Title:
    Monstrous nature : environment and horror on the big screen / Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann.
  • Author: Robin L. Murray, author.
  • Contributor: Joseph K. Heumann author.
  • Subjects: Horror films -- History and criticism; Environmental protection and motion pictures; Nature in motion pictures;
    Dewey: 791.436164
  • Publication Details: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016].
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Introduction -- Part 1. Anthropomorphism and the "big bug" movie -- Hellstrom chronicle and Beetle Queen conquers Tokyo: anthropomorphizing nature for humans -- "As beautiful as a butterfly": monstrous cockroach nature and the horror film -- Part 2. Human ecology and the horror film -- The earth bites back: vampires and the ecological roots of home -- Through an eco-lens of childhood: Roberto Rossellini's Germany year zero and Guillermo del Toro's The devil's backbone -- Part 3. Evolution and monstrous nature -- Zombie evolution: a new world with or without humans -- Laughter and the eco-horror film: the Troma solution -- Parasite evolution in the eco-horror film: when the host becomes the monster -- Gendering the cannibal: bodies and landscapes in feminist cannibal movies -- American Mary and body modification: nature and the art of change -- Conclusion: monstrous nature and the new cli-fi cinema -- Filmography.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780803285699 (hardcover : acid-free paper); System number: 018003842
  • Notes: Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 223-235).
    Bibliography note: Includes filmography (pages 209-218).
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Shelfmark(s): Document Supply m16/.12393
  • UIN: BLL01018003842

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