The Hammer House of Cornish Horror: The Inversion of Imperial Gothic in The Plague of the Zombies and The Reptile

Heholt, Ruth (2018) The Hammer House of Cornish Horror: The Inversion of Imperial Gothic in The Plague of the Zombies and The Reptile. In: Gothic Britain: Dark Places in the Provinces and Margins of the British Isles. Gothic Literary Studies . University of Wales Press, Cardiff. ISBN 9781786832337

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Abstract / Summary

In 1966 Hammer film studios produced the only two of their horror films to be set in Cornwall: The Plague of the Zombies and The Reptile. The horrors in most Hammer horror films come from ‘over there’ – exotic and uncivilised places. There are however, resonances of this exotic foreignness in The Reptile and The Plague of the Zombies and although the horrors are imported, the dark, brooding Gothic landscape of Cornwall seems alien too; a place where civilization is liable to break down.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781786832337
Subjects: Film & TV > Film > British Film
Film & TV
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Ruth Heholt
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 13:07
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 13:07
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3528

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