Divine horror : essays on the cinematic battle between the sacred and the diabolical / edited by Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper.

Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017.
viii, 245 pages ; 26 cm

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Horror films -- History and criticism.
Good and evil in motion pictures.
Horror films.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
"This collection of new essays explores fifty years of genre horror in which manifestations of the sacred or profane play a material role. The contributors explore portrayals of the war between good and evil and their archetypes in such classics as The Omen and The Exorcist, as well as in popular franchises like Hellraiser and Hellboy"-- Provided by publisher.
"What went we out into this wilderness to find": Supernatural Contest in Robert Eggers's The Witch: A New-England Folktale (2015) / Thomas Prasch
Emily Rose Died for Your Sins: Paranormal Piety, Medieval Theology and Ambiguous Cinematic Soteriology / Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.
"Is this my reward for defending God's church?" Monstrous Crimes and Monstrous Punishments in Witchfinder General (1968), The Devils (1971) and The Name of the Rose (1986) / James J. Ward
Reckoning the Number of the Beast: Premillennial Dispensationalism, The Omen and 1970s America / Brad L. Duren
The Fall of a Domestic Angel: Horror and Hierophany in Rosemary's Baby (1968) / Sue Matheson
"I have seen things that would make the angels weep. And they do weep": The Devil and Scotland's Religious Horrors in Let Us Prey / Eleanor Beal
God's Bloody Hand: The Horrible Ambiguity of Religious Murder in Bill Paxton's Frailty / Mark Henderson No Religion or Too Many: Problematizing God Told Me To / Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
Demons to Some, Angels to Others: Eldritch Horrors and Hellhound Religion in the Hellraiser Films / Lucio Reis-Filho
Redeeming the Demon-Child and the Eco-Horror Fairy Tale: Ambivalent Theosis and Ambiguous Eucatastrophe in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy Films / Jack Petersen
Binary Opposition, Subversion and Liminality in Francis Lawrence's Constantine / Catherine Becker
Monsters of God: Negotiating the Sacred in Stake Land / Rhonda R. Dass
"They're not in charge here": The Collision of Religion and Science in [Rec] and Quarantine / Bart Bishop
Prince of Darkness: The Metaphysics and Quantum Physics of Evil / Matthew A. Killmeier
The Folly of Faithlessness in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave / Martin F. Norden
Unquenchable Thirst: Morality, Theology and Vampires in Chan-wook Park's Horror Romance / Michael C. Reiff Of Heresy and Horror: Stigmata / Cynthia J. Miller
The Power of Film Compels You! Transgressing Taboos and the War on Demonic Possession in The Exorcist / Steve Webley.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Miller, Cynthia J., 1958- editor.
Van Riper, A. Bowdoin, editor.
9781476629841 (ebook)