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CLIP 10109

Examination of the history and future of the horror genre

Examination of the history and future of the horror genre
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Key Info
  • Examination of the history and future of the horror genre
  • Duration: 09:17
  • Mark Kermode visits 'It Felt Like A Kiss', an immersive theatre experience developed by Adam Curtis. The audience enter a haunted house in anticipation of the pleasure of being scared. Along the way Kermode explores the horror novel, smoke and mirrors phantasmagoria shows, ghost train rides and horror movies. He interviews horror film director Guillermo del Toro to try and understand the fascination with the genre. This clip was first published on the Culture Show Archive, bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/archive.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Creative and Media

       Topic:

    Intertexuality

  • Keywords: genre, horror, film, theatre, ghost, haunted, orphanage, punchdrunk, audience, cultureshow, Mark Kermode
Ideas for use in class
  • Higher level understanding of the horror genre, developing an understanding of the medium as a delivery vehicle for basic needs and pleasures.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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