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New Vampire Cinema

Authors: Gelder, K.

  • Vampire fiction is very current and hugely popular e.g. the Twilight series and movies like Let the Right One In
  • Gelder is the author of a successful study of literary vampires, Reading the Vampire
  • The book will be illustrated with images from TV and films discussed
  • International looks at cinema from North and Central America, Russia, Sweden, South Korea, Japan, France, New Zealand, Australia
  • The first time 'new vampire cinema' has been discussed as a body of film: bringing together the most significant vampire films from the last 20 years and making sense of it as a genre that says something about being modern
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About this book

New Vampire Cinema lifts the coffin lid on forty contemporary vampire films, from 1992 to the present day, charting the evolution of a genre that is, rather like its subject, at once exhausted and vibrant, inauthentic and 'original', insubstantial and self-sustaining.

Ken Gelder's fascinating study begins by looking at Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula and Fran Rubel Kuzui's Buffy the Vampire Slayer – films that seemed for a moment to take vampire cinema in completely opposite directions.

New Vampire Cinema then examines what happened afterwards, across a remarkable range of reiterations of the vampire that take it far beyond its original Transylvanian setting: the suburbs of Sweden (Let the Right One In), the forests of North America (the Twilight films), New York City (Nadja, The Addiction), Mexico (Cronos, From Dusk Till Dawn), Japan (Blood: The Last Vampire, ), South Korea (Thirst), New Zealand (Perfect Creature), Australia (Daybreakers), and elsewhere. In a series of exhilarating readings, Gelder determines what is at stake when the cinematic vampire and the modern world are made to encounter one another – where the new, the remake and the sequel find the vampire struggling to survive the past, the present and, in some cases, the distant future.

About the authors

KEN GELDER is Professor of English in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His books include Reading the Vampire (1994), the co-authored Uncanny Australia (1998), Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (2004), and Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice (2007). He is editor of The Horror Reader (2000) and the second edition of The Subcultures Reader (2005).

Buy this book

Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-441-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Out of print
Softcover $37.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-440-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Vampire Cinema
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84457-441-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-440-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
168
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