The Highway Horror Film PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Highway Horror Film free pdf The Highway Horror Film argues that 'Highway Horror' is a hither-to overlooked sub-genre of the American horror movie that articulates profound unease about the increasingly transitory nature of modern American life, as well as the wider impact of mass automobility. Along with the establishment of the suburbs, the post-1956 construction of the Interstate Highway System represents one of the most dramatic innovations of post-war American society. The new network of well-maintained and well-constructed roads provided Americans with a freedom to move around the entire nation that had previously been denied to them. In addition, the car assumed the vitally important practical and symbolic function it holds to this day. Both of these innovations are questioned in this landmark study. In Highway Horror films, the American landscape is by its very accessibility rendered terrifyingly hostile, and encounters with other travellers (and with those whose roadside businesses depend on highway traffic) almost always have sinister outcomes.

About Bernice M. Murphy

Bernice M. Murphy is Lecturer in Popular Literature at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Publications include The Suburban Gothic in American Popular Culture (2009), The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture (2013) and the collections Shirley Jackson: Essays on the Literary Legacy (2005) and (with Darryl Jones and Elizabeth McCarthy) It Came From the 1950s: Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties (2011).

Details Book

Author : Bernice M. Murphy
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 12 March 2014
ISBN : 1137391197
EAN : 9781137391193
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 120 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Highway Horror Film



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Lost Highway free pdfLost Highway

    LOST HIGHWAY spotlights Ernest Tubb. Hank Snow. Bobby "Blue" Bland. Merle Haggard. and others in a tribute to American country music. the blues. and their revolutionary offspring..


  • Lost Highway free pdfLost Highway

    LOST HIGHWAY spotlights Ernest Tubb. Hank Snow. Bobby "Blue" Bland. Merle Haggard. and others in a tribute to American country music. the blues. and their revolutionary offspring..


  • On Highway 61 free pdfOn Highway 61

    On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan..


  • Hell's Highway free pdfHell's Highway

    Hell's Highway is the dramatic name given to the vital stretch of road that the British 3rd Guards Armoured Division had to advance down rapidly on their route to relieve the American Paras (83rd Airborne) at Nijmegen and the British 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem..


  • The Oregon Bigfoot Highway free pdfThe Oregon Bigfoot Highway

    The Oregon Bigfoot Highway A travel book celebrating adventure and history along Oregon's National Scenic Byway No. 5 The Oregon Bigfoot Highway (The OBH) is a collection of 31 Bigfoot sighting reports..


  • The Highway Horror Film free pdfThe Highway Horror Film

    Free Books Downloads. The Highway Horror Film argues that 'Highway Horror' is a hither-to overlooked sub-genre of the American horror movie that articulates profound unease about the increasingly tran