The Highway Horror Film

Authors: Murphy, B.

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The Highway Horror Film argues that 'Highway Horror' is a hither-to overlooked sub-genre of the American horror movie. In these films, the American landscape is by its very accessibility rendered terrifyingly hostile, and encounters with other travellers almost always have sinister outcomes.

About the authors

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).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Bumps in the Road: Defining the Highway Horror Film

    Murphy, Bernice M.

    Pages 1-17

  • ‘I Almost Drove Right Past’: Motels and Highway Horror

    Murphy, Bernice M.

    Pages 18-38

  • ‘That Truck Driver Tried to Kill Me!’ The Highway Nemesis Narrative

    Murphy, Bernice M.

    Pages 39-60

  • ‘Let’s Go for a Ride, Otis’: Serial Killers in the Highway Horror Film

    Murphy, Bernice M.

    Pages 61-80

  • ‘They Never Even Saw It Coming’: The Fatal Car Crash in the Highway Horror Film

    Murphy, Bernice M.

    Pages 81-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Highway Horror Film
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39120-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137391209
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39119-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48289-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 113
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